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Four Crackers for your New Year Table. Well, I Think So.

By Malcolm Stacey | Saturday 7 January 2017

Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Hello Share Peggers. Here are some shares you might want to monitor closely in 2017. And if you don’t buy any of them soon, don’t blame me if you're kicking yourself later on. Though if you do buy them and they happen to disappoint, I’d rather you didn’t bring it up. 

As a top economic forecaster was saying on Radio Four today, nobody can really give an accurate description of whether UK GP will soar in the next few years. Which makes his job almost redundant, don’t you think?

However, what we can say is that Britain’s economy is growing faster than any other country in the G8. And that’s after the referendum vote which most analysts claimed had gone the wrong way.

So which shares do I suggest you keep tabs on? Well, all the following suggestions are already in my bag, but I’ll try to be unbiased. And indeed the fact that I hold them must be some sort of comfort. Ok, perhaps not.

The first one is IQE (IQE) the Cardiff-based makes of bits for phones, tablets and so forth. The share has already soared since last I looked at it, but that’s because the stock is always in demand. And like most important players in the high tech game, there is always the possibility of take-over 

My second one is Legal & General (LGEN). You’ve probably seen that the recent graph is a stairway to heaven. I see no reason why this surge of confidence should not attract many more buyers in the near future. And once the snowball has started…

Selection number three is another big insurer, as I think this sector is undervalued, mainly because punters  wrongly perceive a malign influence from the lamentable share performance of the big banks. It is RSA (RSA) the old Royal Insurance lot. 

This is another share which keeps gaining strength as a professional management keeps the company on a straight and true course.

There was a take-over attempt from Switzerland once. And heavy predators may still be out there.

And number four is Photo-me (PHTM) makers and servers of self-taking photo booths. As an instant way of proving your identity gains ever more traction in a scary world, I can only see demand increasing. And if there is dangerous competition out there, I’ve never seen its logo.

None of the above is guaranteed, of course, so please continue to do your own research.,

While everybody in the Punter’s Return wishes you a Happy New Year.

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