magazine 8 Apr 2021

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A simple, no stress ISA portfolio. At the start of the tax year Shares looks at how you could create an investment pot to set you up for the long term using just four exchange-traded funds

The digital magazine also includes the very best performing global markets in the first quarter, details on how the portfolio of top picks for 2021 is performing and discusses ideas for giving your investments a spring clean.

Find out about a big new tech-focused IPO headed for London, get the lowdown on the growth potential of the emerging cannabis sector and discover how the reopening of the economy is giving soft drinks stocks some fizz.

This sector has significant potential but investors need to be aware of risks and volatility

Travel stocks gain on government’s traffic light system, while Berenberg shares big concerns over indebted operator

The reopening of out-of-home channels should stir sales recovery for soft drink makers and suppliers

Germany’s DAX has hit an all-time high while the UK and China lag behind, along with the US’ tech-heavy Nasdaq index

Four funds to set you up for life

Some investment companies consistently dilute shareholders in the pursuit of growth

Several names are sitting on double-digit gains as we get off to a solid start

Controversial model could clip wings of short-termism that has cost investors in the past

Core investor IP Group could see a major uplift in valuation

An annual review can help keep your investments on track

The company has seen its share price slump and reputation tarnished despite its best efforts to help tackle Covid

The German software company is a quality tech growth business

Memory leader still a great play on semiconductor shortages

Teleradiology firm has invested in its technology platform to increase efficiency and accuracy

Ventilation products firm lifts guidance after a strong first half

Publisher upgrades forecasts after exceptionally strong trading

We are booking profits after doubling our money in five months

Our resident expert helps with a retirement-based query which is a matter of timing