magazine 16 Dec 2021

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What to expect in 2022: the outlook for markets, dividends, inflation, interest rates and more. Read Shares’ comprehensive guide to the year ahead.

Discover the best performing investment trusts in 2021, and the best and worst performing IPOs.

Twelve fund managers pick their top stocks for 2022, while the Shares team plays a game of fantasy M&A and makes the argument for big deals involving Apple, Microsoft and more.

This week’s investment ideas include a well-known German shoe seller and an infection protection specialist.

Find out about Vanguard’s ESG version of its popular LifeStrategy funds and why the current house price boom might be a problem for Lifetime ISA savers.

Surging property market puts homes out of the reach for people using the vehicle

The two digital media businesses have contrasting fortunes as they become listed entities

Pest control and cleaning services firm makes a splash with takeover of US rival

There has been a breakthrough in a legal fight with Autostore but the business needs to do better elsewhere

Supermarket giants and private equity would be interested if the high street chemist goes under the hammer

There are some interesting signals coming from US shares

Popular fund range to use sustainable metrics

Shares considers a range of possible tie-ups that have strategic logic

The selection includes an automotive group, a big tech firm and an electronic monitoring leader

The outlook for markets, dividends, inflation, interest rates and more

On average IPOs have performed well this year, but 2021 has also seen its fair share of flops

We also reveal the closed-ended funds that struggled this year

The two stocks have just reported earnings but share overhangs still cloud the stock prices near-term

The shares have been hit by short-term issues but its market opportunity has arguably got bigger 

We believe its reshaping of the business and accelerated investment in renewables should provide attractive long term returns

Analysts calculate a 755p share price is within reach in 2022

Underlying progress at defence firm remains encouraging despite sluggish share price

Sportswear giant trades at a big discount to US rival Nike

Looking at some key potential scenarios for the 12 months ahead and how to track them

Our resident expert helps with a question on annual allowances and drawdown