Magazine – 10 Jan 2013
Brexit planning is raising the stakes of economic pressure and lower for longer interest rates, putting dividends firmly in focus. In this week's Shares we scour the stock market for lower risk income opportunities, some traditional, others with a twist. We also discuss winners and losers from an increasingly volatile pound, explain the befuddling dynamics of investment trust discounts and premiums, and scan the app-mosphere for the best 7 smart investment apps. We also look in-depth at the midcaps space - did you know the FTSE 250 is at all-time highs? - plus our best investment ideas, fascinating market stats and facts and major news on Britain's energy future.
Investors who diversify across the strongest stocks in the best-placed economies should garner premium performance over time. Russ Mould launches a new eight-part series as the Shares team builds a select list of global picks on a region-by-region basis to boost the returns gleaned by more adventurous portfolio builders.
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Aspiring mineral sands producer primed to bounce back
Back pharma firm ahead of new product-led growth
Software modernisation group to return more hard cash to investors
Horticulture and garden products play looks oversold ahead of profits rebound and potential upgrades