Stock markets around the world are enjoying a longer than normal bull run. The new issue of Shares looks at how to protect your portfolio should markets start to turn.

The digital magazine also looks at big news in the banking sector and why Virgin Money might have the edge over Lloyds in the current climate. There is an article about the outlook for European-focused investments following the German federal election, plus eight tax-saving tips for higher earners.

Investors lacking confidence building a diversified portfolio should read this week’s article on multi-asset funds. There are also articles on activist investing via investment trusts and an overview of Biffa’s investment case.