magazine 9 Jun 2022

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Discover three ways to strengthen your pension and give your retirement savings a boost as Shares runs through the different options available to you.

Get an in-depth health check on specialist retailer Pets at Home and insight into the relative merits of Visa and Mastercard.

Also in the digital magazine: what a key departure means for Meta Platforms, the investment trust which fixes British businesses and how to make your holiday money go far.

This week’s investment ideas include a shoe seller primed to serve a more cost-conscious consumer and an all-rounder UK-focused fund.

Plus stories on Dr. Martens, London Stock Exchange and what you can learn from broker research.

Elon Musk backtracks on 10% job cuts claim, while dollar strength hits Microsoft earnings

Iconic footwear retailer’s direct to consumer focus is paying off as margins improve

Chief operating officer and ‘first real adult in the room at Facebook’ departs social media giant

Soaring energy prices and subdued online trading have helped shape latest changes

The lifting of restrictions and tariffs could see shares in China find favour again

As ordinary consumers trade down and the wealthy keep spending, mid-market firms look vulnerable

How to make your funds go further on a trip abroad

What to think about if you want to make additional contributions

They dominate the credit and debit card industry but what are the relative differences between the two

Analyst recommendations, earnings forecasts and price targets provide a framework for stock market valuations

Resilient pet food-to-vet services specialist is gaining market share while navigating retail sector headwinds

Castelnau has stakes in Hornby, Dignity and other troubled firms which could be reborn

The response to US jobs numbers suggest stocks are being heavily guided by Fed speculation

Attractive and progressive dividends should bolster performance of rehabilitated fund

The cheap shoes seller is back in the black, paying dividends again and primed to appeal to hard-pressed shoppers

Exchange provider and information services firm had a strong first quarter

Our resident expert responds to a complex question from someone planning to retire abroad