Shares argues now is the time to invest in housebuilding companies because so much bad news has already been priced into their shares. It analyses the sector and looks at companies’ ability to keep paying very generous dividends.

Also this week: what recruitment companies are telling us about the UK jobs markets, new headwinds for the gambling sector, and eight ways to invest in the water industry.

Discover how cash back sites can supplement your income, learn about different investing styles and explore how convertible bonds work.

Shares also highlights a FTSE 100 stock and a European investment trust which it believes to have attractive characteristics.