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

Which shares have investors been buying in October?

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

  • A leisure business hit by poor weather and terrorist attacks
  • The pharmaceutical giant just getting started on a new strategy
  • The oil & gas engineer struggling under regulatory scrutiny

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    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.

    Which shares have investors been buying in October?

    The market never takes profit warnings well, but this month it seems to have become even less forgiving than usual. Falling share prices can create opportunities – but be careful, it‘s not called catching a falling knife for nothing!

    Our experts reveal 20 of the most popular FTSE 350 shares investors have been buying in October (as purchased by Hargreaves Lansdown clients) and assess three of the most popular shares, focussing on:

    • A leisure business hit by poor weather and terrorist attacks
    • The pharmaceutical giant just getting started on a new strategy
    • The oil & gas engineer struggling under regulatory scrutiny

    Plus: the easy way to buy shares with online dealing commission of 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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