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Want to know why investors have piled into bonds this year? The new issue of Shares explains what’s going on, how bonds work, and the problems investors may be missing.

Fundsmith’s investment trust Smithson is celebrating its first birthday. Don’t miss an exclusive interview with the fund managers about the performance to date and what they’re thinking about now.

Also this week: why stock markets tanked last week and everything you need to know about investing in the supermarket sector.

Shares looks at Indian funds, it asks if you can build a portfolio with just three ETFs, and it explains why Greggs’ shares slumped on what looked like good news.

We look at the different business strategies and investment products offering access

Fixed-income products have soared in popularity

A group of technology shares include Amazon and Netflix have underperformed the market

We look at the market’s top risers and fallers

There are specific reasons why billions have just been wiped off the value of pensions and investments

Diageo escapes broad tariffs for now but risks remain

Funds to play the Asian powerhouse as it enjoys a big earnings catalyst

We explore how it has achieved nearly 19% return in 12 months 

Fancy ditching work and joining the FIRE movement?

Everything was riding on another round of earnings upgrades... and they didn’t happen

We debate why the repo rate spiked and banks found themselves short of ready cash

Its shares aren't cheap but its premium to NAV has halved from its 12-month high

The defence firm is integrating a previously fragmented business model

Growth optionality and strong cash returns make an attractive combination

Shares in the British brand buffeted by new profit warning    

We look at how investors can gain broad exposure to different markets and asset classes using trackers

Tom Selby responds to a small business owner considering using his SIPP to upgrade his business premises