magazine 23 Dec 2020
In this bumper issue of Shares, discover the 12 stocks and eight fund and investment trusts picked to succeed in 2021.
The digital magazine reviews the performance of its 2020 stock picks, which outperformed the market once again. It also looks at the best performing shares across the UK market this year.
Find out why Baillie Gifford funds have done so well, the trends that will shape ESG investing in the coming 12 months, and pearls of wisdom from Fundsmith boss Terry Smith.
Shares asks if it is time to take bitcoin more seriously, and it takes a forward-looking view of retailers and leisure companies affected by the UK’s tighter restrictions.
Share price movements show investors getting nervous again
A green light could help to calm markets shocked by tighter government restrictions pre-Christmas
We look at various predictions of what could trip investors up next year
We round up the education series to date with links to all the articles
This collection of shareholder letters and articles is a gold mine for investors
We reveal the top risers across four different segments of the market
Many of its funds have been best performers this year, but if value makes a comeback will success be harder to achieve in 2021?
E will will dominate but S and G are rising up the agenda
Three things the Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team are thinking about today
Chinese dominance of emerging markets indices looks set to grow
A near 5% total return compares with an 8.7% loss for the wider UK market
AJ Bell’s Ryan Hughes offers ideas for investors with different risk appetites and those looking for income
Results of survey reveal concern about tax, confidence in Asia and tech
Recent moves by institutional investors and large corporates warrant closer inspection
The business is looking healthier after rectifying earlier mistakes and earnings growth is back on the menu
Revenue and cost synergies from a big acquisition will boost earnings on top of a structural growth story
We see big turnaround potential for the owner of some very strong brands
The spirits manufacturer is a quality business which should enjoy a recovery in demand in 2021
This is a great quality business executing on its international growth strategy and boasting strong earnings visibility
We believe supermarkets will dramatically boost investment in online capability and Ocado could be a major beneficiary
It’s the equivalent of Amazon in China and a great way to play the boom in e-commerce and cloud computing
A strategic shift to focus on the rail sector could lead to bigger acquisitions and greater profits
Testing giant trades at a big discount to rivals with its qualities not fully recognised by the market
Described as the ‘cockroach of the high street’, JD Wetherspoon could gain big market share next year
The outlook is bright for BHP’s main commodity products next year and there’s good dividend potential as well
The eyewear specialist is under the radar for most investors and offers very attractive growth potential
Soft commodity prices are on the move after years of being relatively subdued