Internet, technology and mobile phone company shares are this year's hot tips, according to National Westminster.
NatWest Stockbrokers head of research Jeremy Batstone highlights microprocessors specialists ARM Holdings as a top choice for 2000.
Batstone says: “The shares have already experienced a meteoric rise, but ARM looks less expensive when compared to loss-making internet stocks on similar turnover multiples.”
Other companies making Batstone's list include Ericsson, Vodafone AirTouch and venture capitalist specialists 3i.
Dixons, the high street retailer which owns 82 per cent of Freeserve, also makes the grade. Batstone says: “Everything Dixons touches appears to turn to turn to gold.”