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Buy, buy August: last month's most popular shares

Which shares have investors been buying in August?

This report is not personal advice but reveals 20 of the most popular shares in August (as purchased by Hargreaves Lansdown clients). Our experts also analyse why a selection of these companies have been grabbing the headlines including:

  • A 137 year old business that's not delivered quite the transformation investors were hoping for
  • A cyclical bell-weather that's doing its best to change
  • A retailer pinning its hopes on the iPhone 8

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    Which shares have investors been buying in August?

    August is traditionally a quieter time on the stock market, however, this year has been a bit different, with a flurry of profit warnings keeping investors on their toes. We reveal 20 of the most popular shares investors have been buying in August (as purchased by Hargreaves Lansdown clients). Our experts also analyse why three of these companies have been grabbing the headlines.

    This month our experts focus on:

    • A 137 year old business that's not delivered quite the transformation investors were hoping for
    • A cyclical bell-weather that's doing its best to change
    • A retailer pinning its hopes on the iPhone 8

    Plus: the easy way to buy shares for just £11.95 per deal.

    This report is not personal advice, if you are unsure of the suitability of an investment for your circumstances seek advice. The value of investments and income can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest.

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