Magazine – 24 Oct 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.
The Royal Mail flotation is going well as the shares trade way above the offer price and retail investors flock to get their very own special delivery. Yet allocations were small and many disappointed savers will be prowling the market in search of other juicy income opportunities. Russ Mould and the Shares team show you where to look.
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