magazine 23 Dec 2021

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Discover Shares’ 10 best stock ideas for the year ahead and how its 2021 selections performed.

Ryan Hughes picks eight funds and investment trusts for 2022; and find out which were the best performing small, mid and large cap companies in 2021.

Various fund managers discuss the shares that let them down over the past year and the lessons learned.

Mark Gardner weighs up the issues facing Facebook owner Meta Platforms while Daniel Coatsworth considers what’s in store for retailers in their January trading updates.

Read the latest analysis on Domino’s Pizza and be in with a chance of winning one of three popular investment books.

The trainers group says it is in a stronger position than before the pandemic

A marmite topping would accurately reflect current investment opinion on the shares

New Year resolutions often see exercise on the agenda but which businesses could benefit?

Soaring valuations together with investors rushing to own cryptocurrencies and NFTs have hallmarks of the dotcom boom and bust

Covid, rate rises and now a setback to the $1.75 trillion US Build Back Better plan have created market volatility

However, home insurers are suffering from a sharp drop in premiums due to a price war

Overvaluation in every asset class means little room for manoeuvre

Discover the new names in our annual stock portfolio

The social media giant has been beset by several big challenges

Seven managers explain why certain trades didn’t work out for them

We reveal the top risers across four different segments of the market

The holidays firm is well placed to increase market share as the airline sector recovers from Covid

Three things the Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team are thinking about today

The internet technology giant dominates the fastest growing advertising segment

We take a look at the year ahead after clear outperformance for India in 2021

A good selection of ideas for cautious, balanced and adventurous investors

Market conditions made it tricky for active funds to outperform passive alternatives

Many people avoided shops before Christmas but that may not spell disaster

The company has plenty opportunities to keep growing earnings and the stock valuation is sill reasonable

It is expected to generate substantial cash flow in 2022 as North Sea gas comes on stream

The company is shifting its focus to higher margin activities and trades on a large discount to peers

The pharma giant is looking good as new drugs start to generate big financial rewards

This smart operator in the leisure sector is growing while others struggle and has the right qualities for the post-pandemic world

This is a must-have stock for anyone wanting to play the ESG/sustainability theme

A lot of bad news around the Refinitiv acquisition is now priced in, so will 2022 be a brighter year for the business?

The sustainable wood specialist is expanding production capacity to meet soaring demand

It's a decent performance but sadly lagged the broader UK market

Our resident expert discusses what happens when you take a lump sum out of your retirement pot