magazine 20 Jan 2022

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Looking for cheap US and UK shares? The latest issue of Shares magazine has ideas on stocks in the S&P 500, FTSE 350 and AIM.

Find out how Unilever is shifting focus and why its food brands including Marmite could be sold off.

Some experts believe oil will soon hit $100 a barrel; learn how that might affect the FTSE 100.

Learn why billions of pounds have been wiped off the value of construction stocks, and why shares in THG have hit a new low.

Discover the best performing European small cap funds, the importance of ASOS’s plans to leave AIM, and the rules about inheritance tax on pensions.

E-commerce play slides to new lows as latest trading update delivers more bad news

Meanwhile technology names like Alibaba and Tencent move off their lows despite slowing growth

Inflationary pressures are building as crude markets hit their highest level since 2015

The average discount across all closed-ended funds has narrowed significantly over the last decade

Innovation, store layout, product availability and online service standards are among the many other factors at play

Brands including Marmite could fetch top dollar

Historically, periods of slow growth and inflation haven’t been kind to stock and bond investors

Insulation group Kingspan loses €2 billion in value alone

Disney, Ebay and Ford are among the names which offer growth at a reasonable price

There are plenty of opportunities to pick up steady growth stocks on the cheap

The cryptocurrency would need to hit £380 million in 10 years to match return of the last decade

Contrary to perceptions there are plenty of durable businesses on the junior market

Small cap has flown under the radar of most investors since its recent IPO

Investment trusts investing in smaller companies on the continent have performed better than their open-ended counterparts

The tax and cost issues to note when investing in the world’s largest financial market

The posterchild for the junior market is finally switching its listing to London’s Main Market

Sharp rebound for the share price offers glimpse of significant upside to come

The FTSE 250 firm has a big opportunity underpinned by its ‘Mountie’ model

Schroder UK Mid Cap is a solid way to get exposure to a range of companies going places

The laptops-to-smart TVs seller failed to electrify investors with its festive update

The intrinsic value of the business is higher today than two years ago while diversity of earnings has increased

Sell-off in the shares just means there is more upside to go for

Many people see pensions as having two purposes: funding retirement and providing money to pass on to their partner, children and grandchildren