Magazine – 05 Dec 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 single most important decision that determines the return you make from a portfolio pick is the valuation you pay for access to the profits and cashflows on offer. The approach known as value investing can therefore be the ultimate get-rich-slow scheme, as Russ Mould and the Shares team explain.