Mid cap stocks have significantly outperform their large cap peers over the past decade and this trend remains intact so far in 2017, judging by FTSE index data. The team at Shares magazine explain why mid-caps have done so well and pick six FTSE 250 stocks which they believe to be very attractive from a value and income perspective.

Also in this week’s new edition is a discussion on why it can sometimes pay to blend income and growth investment styles. You can read about two investment trusts which like to do the opposite of many investors and back companies in unloved sectors. The magazine also analyses three global funds which feature on AJ Bell’s Favourite Funds list.

Elsewhere, discover why infrastructure engineer Hill & Smith has enjoyed considerable success over the past few years and is now worth more than £1bn. You can also find out about two uranium miners which have published significant news in the recent days. And there is an article about when UK interest rates may finally go up.