magazine 21 Apr 2022

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Discover the FTSE 100 companies which face a grilling from investors as this year’s AGM season kicks off.

Shares looks at how inflation is affecting companies on the UK market. It also explains why fund risk scores are not helpful to investors.

This week’s investment ideas include an under the radar FTSE 100 company and a cybersecurity expert delivering good news.

Read Shares’ guide to investing to cover the costs of university, and the steps people in work or in retirement need to take to combat 7% inflation.

Finally, learn why the disappointing performance of UK small caps this year isn’t unusual when you look back over the years.

Supermarkets, retailers and airlines are hoping that demand doesn’t weaken

Big Short investor Michael Burry believes the Fed won’t tackle rising prices

Discover how much you might need and where to put your money

Unilever, Shell and Barclays are among those set for a showdown at their AGM

Albeit the firm’s enviable growth record looks to be reflected in its valuation

Key points to consider if you’re saving for later in life or you’re already retired

Provisions for write-downs have only just begun in many cases

The risk and reward numbers feature prominently on fund information documents

Commodities, Latin America and infrastructure among the winning themes of the year to date

Constantly feeding your ISA or SIPP could be one of the best decisions you make

More than two thirds of UK smaller company funds and trusts have underperformed

The company has delivered a consistent stream of good news over the past year

The concentrated fund has comfortably outperformed global developed markets

We remain positive about the batteries, vitamin and vaping supplier’s prospects

The company is already a FTSE 100 member and its future looks bright

There are several charts which tell us a lot about the state of the world