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Seven Best of British shares

Seven Best of British shares

On the occasions this column runs a 'thematic' screen, it is usually a one-off. However, in an ode to the 'home bias' displayed by the majority of investors, the highly thematic Best of British screen gets a regular annual outing on these pages. The theme in question is a focus on companies with heavy exposure to the British economy. However, the come-rain-or-shine attitude I take towards this screen has meant navigating tricky markets over recent years as many investors have given UK-focused companies a wide berth and things may get trickier yet with the end game for negotiations on the UK’s EU exit deal now in firm focus. Indeed, key details could be known between the time of writing and publication of this article. Meanwhile, the uncertainty created by Brexit means many domestically focused stocks display noteworthy 'value' credentials.

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