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Simon Thompson on BATM, disruptor stock screen, the Social(ist) Network & more

In his third column this week, and hot off the press, Simon reveals the huge potential of an exciting ground breaking diagnostic kit that will be launched next year by a provider of medical laboratory systems and network solutions, and a constituent of his 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio. It could be huge with the value of the IP worth more than $200m, or in excess of the company's market value.

In his stock screen this week, Algy Hall goes hunting for companies disrupting established industries. He's talking about the companies labelled 'disruptors' – think wildly exciting and sometimes scary visions of the future, machine learning, gene editing and so on. Click here to find out which companies the screen has identified but be warned, it is not meant to be a call to arms to go headlong into these stocks.

The latest News Spotlight looks at what Jeremy Corbyn has planned for media companies if Labour were to gain power in the UK. The party's leader used a speech last week to outline how a Labour government would reform the media industry via a series of radical proposals. What would this all mean for investors in the sector? Lauren Almeida has the latest.

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