magazine 23 Jun 2022

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Under pressure. This week’s digital magazine looks at some of the companies which have been targeted by short sellers and why investors should sit up and take notice.

Also in this week’s Shares: Scottish Mortgage fund managers face up to investors after weak performance, what lies behind surging inflation and what you need to know about dealing spreads.

Discover the story behind Primark’s click and collect trial, find out why a well-known fund manager is selling Shell and understand the tax implications of Aviva’s big capital return.

Investment ideas this week include a fantasy miniatures firm whose shares have halved in nine months and a European fund with stock-picking skills.

Rampant inflation means customers buying fewer, cheaper items

Stock has lost 78% since 2021 highs as investors ditch ‘jam tomorrow’ equities

Getting out when a trade seems like a ‘sure thing’ can often be advantageous

Discount fashion chain’s move looks a decent halfway house at a time when online retail looks challenged

Things are tricky for the airlines but some related businesses are in a better place

Rising interest rates are exposing parts of the global economy and financial markets with the largest borrowings

Insurer has returned proceeds from acquisitions to shareholders – here’s how to work out what you owe HMRC

Shares fund managers believe are vulnerable to big falls include the likes of Cineworld, Royal Mail and Fevertree  

Nothing is more important right now for investors and consumers than rising prices

Eagle Eye Solutions promises to be a key player in driving shoppers to retailers

Surprisingly there was little anger despite its shares plummeting in value this year

The price you see on the screen may not be the price you get

Shares of companies which are most profitable tend to outperform those which are least profitable

The producers’ cartel faces a dilemma when the current set of production quotas are removed in August

The UK-listed cosmetics firm continues to deliver but the market remains unconvinced

Fantasy games and model maker is much more than just a lockdown winner

Information services and events firm catches premium bid

This fund’s focus on companies’ historic cashflows has helped it deliver consistent top quartile performance

Our resident expert helps with a query about accessing a retirement pot against a volatile backdrop