magazine 18 Feb 2021

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1 year since the market crash. What has changed, what has performed well and the stocks which have been left behind in the recovery rally.

This week’s issue of Shares features an in-depth discussion on the recently floated online greetings card company Moonpig, a report on the funds which pay dividends every month and insight into a planned $50 billion e-commerce IPO from South Korea.

Also in the digital magazine: markets surge on vaccine optimism amid record flows into equities, why you need to be fearful of zombies, a new breed of investment trust joining the market, plus the latest on the oil price and help with deciphering company accounts.

The UK’s first digital infrastructure investment trust has floated and another hopes to follow suit

BlackRock, Bill Ackman and RIT Capital Partners are among the Korean e-commerce disruptor’s backers

Crude prices rally amid hopes for demand recovery and supply disruption

Cumulative number of global vaccinations has overtaken number of infections

Technology still ‘hot’ but the market may be at risk of over-heating

What you need to know about the balance sheet and cash conversion

43-year-old Shaheen already pays into a pension and wants to put more money aside

Events of the past 12 months have major implications for consumers and companies

Weighing up options for people in retirement as they seek ways to pay monthly bills

We think they are worth buying for the clear growth opportunity and clever techniques to drive sales

The idea of a guaranteed income for life will appeal to a lot of people

Recovery could be constrained by companies kept afloat thanks to state support

Miner has hiked its first half dividend by 55% and there could be more to come

The stock is cheap compared to peers but analysts think earnings could recover rapidly and ‘positively surprise’ the market

Strong trading, greater synergies and more deals all point to upgrades

A hardening of rates means potential for significant profit growth

Why regulation can’t necessarily stop bubbles from forming

The age at which you can access your retirement savings is set to move up to 57