A new year and value is very much on the stock market agenda in the first issue of Shares in 2017. Forget any negative perceptions, buying assets at a discount to their intrinsic value remains a tried and trusted route to wealth creation and we discuss the reasons why, plus provide 6 great fund ideas to think about. We also look at house builder Persimmon and ask if its 6% dividend yield is sustainable, survey the post Christmas shopping environment and flag the big retail updates still to come, plus we reveal the big IPOs heading the stock market's way. There's record M&A in Talking Point, our best ideas put under the microscope, we reveal details of how to sensibly invest lump sums and all of the regular company stories, market stats and loads more.