It's back, Shares annual trawl of the UK stock market to pick our very best investment ideas to buy and hold through the coming year. This time we’ve selected 10 companies that have the right qualities to shine in 2017, from top quality businesses to recovery stories, all with compelling catalysts that could move the share prices. But there's much more in this bumper Christmas issue of Shares. We scan 2016's best performers and give our views on what's next, catalogue the likely Christmas retail winners (and losers), explain why Lloyds' dividend is under threat and list the best fund ideas for the year ahead. There's also a fascinating insight into paying for financial advice (is it worth it?), plus tons of company stories, market stats, a special report on rallying mining and oil exploring stocks and loads more.