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Can the FTSE 250 shine again? Shares looks at why the mid-cap index has reversed its longer-term outperformance of the FTSE 100 and highlights some of the key stocks and sectors to watch.

Find out about economic moats and why people are keen to own companies which have them and discover who has fared best and worst so far in the current earnings season.

Plus, the companies pursuing cross-selling opportunities, the firms benefiting from technologies which reduce the cost of doing businesses and the small cap Mexican restaurant chain looking to match its US counterpart’s success.

The digital magazine also includes articles on Unilever, investment trust Smithson and lots more.

Results from Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft remain robust

Total returns down 41% in first half due to ‘challenging’ markets

Even those businesses which have fared OK so far have to strike a delicate balance to avoid hurting demand

NatWest was the standout performer but Barclays produced a mixed update

History shows that medium-sized companies have rewarded investors handsomely over time

The US burrito chain’s earnings beat has a positive read across for Tortilla, a UK-listed peer with pricing levers to pull

The key to becoming a successful business is focusing on the buyer

Shares examines which funds provide investors with protection against the competition

Automation and digitalisation are key weapons for companies facing higher costs

It doesn’t have to be a binary choice between actively-managed and tracker funds

Enthusiasm for all things ESG may have waned but the way a company is run is crucial

Electronics company is now a business critical supplier to structurally expanding markets

Budget footwear seller has upgraded full-year guidance twice in a matter of weeks

Interim trading update likely to prompt brokers to raise forecasts

Activist billionaire Nelson Peltz’s presence is another reason to buy the mega cap Marmite maker

Explaining the new regulatory standards for the UK financial services sector