Magazine – 12 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.
Patent translation group looks confident with potential business pipeline
Directors scramble for the exit but company remains very cash generative
Find offshore Trinidad bolsters Caribbean oil play
Margin pressure likely to persist at department store chain
Profit warning and failed takeover approach all in the past
Risk of government intervention refuses to go away