Magazine – 16 May 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.
Employee benefits group refines its offering in face of new rules
Robust balance sheet underpins dividends despite profit forecast cut
Bad weather blues are in the price at robustly financed horticulture products play
Starry progress represented by Kosmos deal does not look fully reflected in the share price
Education technology specialist is riding earnings and share price momentum