Oil is the talk in this week's Shares since exploration success can spark massive share price gains. We discuss what investors should look out for through 2017 and reveal our 4 top picks to strike it rich. The ed talks UK GDP and ponders whether Britain is on its last hurrah, there's all the important details about Vodafone's possible merger in India and Tesco going wholesale with its Booker bid. There's also a discussion on how full the tank still is for UK car dealers, we reveal the top deals in retail bonds, investigate the special situations funds space plus we explain why we do not think investors will get lucky with bingo play Jackpotjoy. Plus loads of other interesting features, company news, our best investment ideas, market stats and much more.