magazine 19 Aug 2021

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Magic mid caps –why the FTSE 250 has performed so well and the low-cost ways to play it in the first in a three-part series on the index.

You can also read about the kit makers benefiting from the semiconductor boom, an upcoming London IPO and the continuing M&A frenzy in the UK market.

This week’s digital magazine features thematic ETFs and conducts some detailed analysis of three specific vehicles tracking exciting global trends.

Shares discusses why high street banks are moving into wealth management, examines the latest results from Disney, reviews a dramatic shake up at mining giant BHP and looks at why renewables trusts trade at a premium.

A ‘Code Red’ for humanity will demand big changes 

Asia’s Olam International is cooking up a multi-billion pound float

Resources firm is exiting oil and gas, investing in potash and simplifying its structure

Taking a cautious approach to the markets against a difficult backdrop

Lloyds and HSBC are investing in the space, will Barclays and Natwest follow suit?

UK pet care specialist may face renewed competitive threat or exit of a major rival

As revenues drop, high advertising costs eat into profits

This year has seen a trend towards bigger deals and bigger premiums

In the first of our three part series, Shares explains why the fabulous FTSE 250 is flying high and flush with takeover targets

Flagging ASML, Lam Research and other crucial kit providers

Money is still pouring into wind and solar plays but their shares have struggled

Changes to the energy price cap could mean higher bills but there are steps you can take

Borrowings have soared in the wake of the pandemic but there are mitigating factors

Long term the company’s model should be a successful one

Longer term the company can recover but management credibility has been compromised

Gaming machine logic boxes offer real growth and margin rebuild potential

All business units make a profit as subscriber numbers surge

This trust delivers real growth of income and boasts an unbroken 25 year dividend growth record

While trackers targeting themes have been criticised there are some interesting products available

Our resident expert looks at the limits and what happens with your tax-free cash