UK shares: here are 5 of my favourites for 2021

first_img See all posts by Nadia Yaqub Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, Clipper Logistics, Keywords Studios, and Sage Group and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. To say that UK shares have had a bumpy ride in 2020 is an understatement. The global pandemic has hammered some stocks and now that there’s at least one Covid-19 vaccine, sentiment towards them is improving. Even Goldman Sachs is telling its clients to fill their boots with UK equities.While the coronavirus crisis is far from over, here’s a look at my five favourite UK shares for 2021.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…#1 – Investment trustI really like Scottish Mortgage as it’s run by two fund managers who have delivered an impressive performance. The investment trust has exposure to both public and private companies.There’s a bias towards US stocks and investments include the likes of Tesla and Amazon, which have rallied in the pandemic. The share price is close to an all-time high, but I think the stock calls made by the managers justify the premium. I expect Scottish Mortgage to keep rising in 2021.#2 – Accountancy software specialistSage, the accountancy software group, has fallen 22% in 2020 and I think there’s potential for the shares to recover next year. The company has a strong product for SMEs and the pandemic has reinforced the role of technology in business.In recent years the company has been shifting its customers from older software products to cloud-based accountancy subscription services. This process has been challenging at times. While this may be limiting growth at present, I expect Sage to reap the rewards in years to come from its recurring revenue. This is an attractive entry point for the shares and I’d pile in.#3 – Video games2020 has been a stellar year for video game studios as most people have been stuck at home during lockdown periods. Instead of making and releasing the games, Keywords Studios offers services, such as art and audio, to other gaming houses.The company has a strong reputation in its field and has worked with major game distributors. It has recently upgrade it guidance for FY20 and expects strong demand for its services to continue, aided by upcoming console launches. I see potential for Keywords Studios shares to keep on rising.#4 – Gold minerGreatland Gold shares have rallied in 2020 and I think this stock is well positioned for 2021. The miner has had a series of drilling successes especially with its Havieron project due to its partnership with Newcrest. Greatland Gold has secured additional agreements to explore other sites.While the miner is still loss-making, I think it has strong potential in 2021 to deliver some great returns.#5 – LogisticsThe coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an online shopping boom and Clipper Logistics has reaped the rewards. While the stock is trading at an all-time high, I think it has further to go in 2021. Clipper Logistics offers a range of services such as warehousing and delivery to large retailers including ASOS and John Lewis.The stock has a lot of momentum right now and I expect this to continue. E-commerce is here to stay and the pandemic has been a catalyst causing a long-term behavioural shift to online shopping. The company is positive on the long-term outlook and believes it’s well positioned for UK and international growth. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Nadia Yaqub | Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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