magazine 1 Jul 2021

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Quality stocks and funds to beat inflation: discover the names well placed to thrive as the cost of living goes up.

AJ Bell founder and chief executive Andy Bell explains his role in shaping the pension rules, and there is a chance to win a copy of his book, The DIY Investor.

This week’s investment ideas include a way to play a stronger oil price and potentially collect generous dividends. Shares also updates on its stock picks of the year where it continues to outperform the market.

You can also read about the sectors that might shine in the second half of the year.

Bridgepoint is the latest private equity firm to consider listing its shares on a stock market

Big shareholders are pushing for higher offers from private equity bidders

The future looks uncertain for the AIM-quoted investor

Nike’s direct to consumer drive poses a major threat to retail partners

Estate agents could be the first to see signs of flagging interest

The founder and chief executive of AJ Bell was part of the journey that lead to ministers changing the rules on self-invested personal pensions

Some companies would love a big shareholder like Mike Ashley’s Frasers, but perhaps not this one

We explain the names to hold in your portfolio as the cost of living goes up

Almost 60% of our selections are beating the market with only two out of 12 picks losing money

Discover the reasons why the two don’t always move in tandem

Rumours suggest widespread changes to tax relief rates and other factors impacting retirement savings

What worked in the first half of the year may not do as well in the second half

The company’s strategy of acquiring low-cost oil and gas assets in Canada should help deliver plenty of cash flow

Second hand car specialist Motorpoint has accelerated after unveiling a new growth strategy

A fundamental shift towards higher margin vaccines and specialty medicines should underpin profit growth

CEO exit is a near-term negative but we are positive on luxury goods leader’s post-pandemic prospects

JPMorgan Global Core Real Assets’ shares have moved from a premium to a discount to the value of its assets

We compare products that use MSCI, FTSE and Solactive indices

The UK stock market has disappointed in the five years since the EU referendum vote

AJ Bell’s Tom Selby explains the rules around ‘uncrystallised funds pension lump sums’