magazine 5 Aug 2021

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Nervous about the markets? Discover five worrying signs for investors alongside seven stock and fund ideas that might appeal in a downturn.

Shares explores the reasons behind the sell-off in Chinese stocks and looks at how Asia-focused investment trusts have been affected.

This week’s investment ideas include a defence company with an underappreciated cyber security operation. Shares also gets under the bonnet of cyber security group Darktrace and explores ways to invest in artificial intelligence.

Discover the difference between two popular FTSE 100 ETFs and the differences between a Junior ISA and a Junior SIPP.

There are also articles on Lloyds, Nestle and Robinhood, and the latest on big dividends.

London-listed investment vehicles have less exposure than you might think

Shareholder rewards were a key focus in the latest banking results season

Media groups start to benefit as social distance restrictions are eased

Fast growing floor coverings distributor to list shares on AIM

Many bid recipients this year are ‘nuts and bolts’ businesses which provide goods and services to other companies

Its market debut was weighed down by regulatory concerns and having an anti-democratic dual share class

We take a look at the latest figures as the furlough scheme nears its end

There are five reasons to suggest that markets could soon experience a pullback

Machine learning is transforming the world and having a significant market impact

Fascinating opportunity but soaring share price and a long road to profit will not suit all investors

We explain what’s driven the China sell-off and how Asia-focused stocks, funds and investment trusts have been affected

However investors shouldn’t be complacent about the risks from rising prices

Various big name UK stocks intend to pay out billions of pounds in cash 

The stock is up 57% since we said to buy and a robust outlook promises more for investors

The FTSE 250 defence group has an underappreciated growth opportunity

Hargreaves Services continues to reward investors with positive news

Proven small cap stock picker Ken Wotton is reinvigorating Strategic Equity Capital

Swiss consumer goods company is growing market share

An enhanced product portfolio and better commercial execution should drive a return to sustainable profit growth

What sets apart these products from iShares and Vanguard?

We compare the differences between the two accounts