‘Five great stocks to buy now’ – Shares has searched the market for good value opportunities and found a quintet worth investigating.

Other investment ideas include a small cap that keeps beating expectations and a quality-focused investment trust trading on a much larger discount than normal.

Find out why BT is seen as a takeover target and why an M&A revival is predicted after the worst first-half for deals since 2010.

Elsewhere in this issue: FTSE primed to play catch-up after lagging US stocks, energy storage theme offers growth and dividends, managing your pension in your 60s, and when to sell a stock (and when not to sell).