magazine 19 May 2022

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Discover the reasons why certain bonds are starting to look more interesting.

Find out different ways to play the tech sector using tracker funds and why $24 billion Instacart could be heading for the stock market.

Learn why the tobacco and utilities sectors have caught investors’ attention and read about the prospects for down-on-its-luck e-commerce group THG.

This week’s investment ideas include a quality-themed income fund and a well-known British hospitality name.

There is a useful guide to creating a budget to survive the cost-of-living crisis.

You can also read about Finsbury Growth & Income, Greggs, Disney, Airtel Africa, Marshalls and Diversified Energy in this week’s edition of Shares.

Lighter-touch regulation has led to a string of takeovers, mergers and strategic investments

Business puts technology at its heart but industry is flooded with competitors

The FTSE 100 member’s shares hit a two-year high as it sells products for more

Exposure to ESG themes, recent power price volatility and the need for energy security are shaking up the industry

A simple bit of organisation could help you avoid being stressed about money

Finsbury Growth & Income manager remains optimistic about the long-term

Cost pressures and consumer recession could trigger a reset of sales and expansion aspirations

Bonds have had a tough time of late but their prospects are improving

The Nasdaq is not the only way to play the sector

The stock feels like a binary bet with Ingenuity as the deciding factor and the risks just look too high in the current environment

Boards can add value by changing the manager, lowering fees or instigating mergers

Investors are dumping US shares and cryptocurrencies while UK stocks hold up well

US natural gas producer's latest quarterly results underline its income attractions

Entertainment giant posts 7.9 million sign-ups in the first quarter, bucking negative streaming trends

Whitbread is well placed as UK holidaymakers look to save money and not go abroad

The consumer staples and healthcare-dominated portfolio has much to offer

Nigeria banking approval should spur further growth in mobile money

Marley acquisition provides great opportunities for future growth

We look at the turning points which could signal the future direction of shares

It’s a question many people are asking as the cost of living keeps going up