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This week’s issue of Shares reveals how to build an ISA portfolio to generate a £10,000 a year tax-free income to help pay the bills.

The digital magazine also looks at why the iron ore price is rallying, potential M&A targets in the healthcare sector and new rules to help consumers better understand information on investment funds.

Read about ways in which the FTSE 100 could be reconstructed to investors’ potential benefit and discover an investment trust which earns money every time certain songs are played.

Shares explains why the Fed’s U-turn on monetary policy is significant for investors around the world and analyses the investment case for Blue Prism.

Five ways to earn a tasty income to help pay the bills

We explain why the broader sector is seeing increased M&A activity

IT services business tops technology total returns list over the past 10 years

We look at some of the past week’s share price movers

The business could be worth £700m when it floats on London’s Main Market

Vale’s decision to cut production could leave the market short of supply

Digital workforce designer raises £100m to capitalise on significant growth opportunities

Many investors will want to see returns over more than a three year period before committing to a fund, so what about new launches?

Berlin residential property landlord enjoys a strong 2018

The space includes Alliance Trust, F&C Investment Trust, Herald and Witan

The investment trust is one of sector’s lowest cost and highest yielding members

Hipgnosis Songs Fund owns the rights to various bits of music which earn it regular royalty cheques

Renewable infrastructure fund’s freshest deals demonstrate ability to buy utility-scale assets

A potential rethink on quantitative tightening sends investors back into riskier assets

We explain why the market is down and what it might take to trigger a recovery

Historical performance suggests this could be better for investors

Alpha Financial Markets provides essential services to BlackRock and Vanguard

Snap up the stock while it is trading at a discount to its long-term average valuation

Weakness in part of its business wasn’t enough to trouble investors

Crown Royal-to-Captain Morgan maker serves up strong results and a buyback boost

The hotel operator continues to be undervalued despite decent share price gains

There is a new twist involving a major shareholder and a key commodity price is rising

AJ Bell pensions expert helps with a popular question among Shares readers