magazine 15 Jul 2021

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Banks, property, takeovers and dividends are the main themes in this edition of Shares.

Find out why various fund managers see further upside for the rally in banking stocks, where names like Lloyds have gone up by more than 25% this year.

Shares looks at opportunities in the property space and offers alternative ways for investors affected by fund suspensions to have exposure in their portfolios.

Discover a wealth of potential takeover targets as the UK market continues to attract bids from private equity firms and industry players. Two of these names are this week’s main investment ideas.

You can also read about Vanguard LifeStrategy funds, pension rules and more.

Some economists believe the European Central Bank hasn’t gone far enough to stimulate growth

Hawkwing plots takeover of Internet Fusion chaired by retail figure John Browett

Restructuring plans will position Tate & Lyle as a faster growth business

Philip Morris enters a bidding war for Vectura while British American Tobacco continues to develop Covid vaccine

The UK market continues to look cheap relative to the US and Europe 

The company is benefitting from lower levels of claims

The outlook is brighter for dividends and earnings, but is this enough to warrant buying now?

Our top ways to play the space and the types of funds to avoid

Regulatory interference has a cast a cloud over these stocks

The fund series has been incredibly popular since launch

We discuss the limits and annual and lifetime allowances on tax relief for retirement savings

Using common earnings-based valuation metrics can help you identify stocks which stick out against their peers

Equities have taken a wobble and bonds are coming back into fashion

This could be one of many British companies taken over by a foreign company

Shares have significant profit potential for investors willing to give the company time

A joint venture with Nordstrom marks a departure for ASOS and not everyone is convinced

The laptops-to-smart TVs seller is enjoying sustained strong trading and the dividend is back

Revenues will get a further boost as and when travel resumes

Payouts are improving but a renewed drop in economic activity could put them at risk

Our expert compares rules for defined benefit and defined contribution schemes