Heightened tensions regarding a trade war between the US and China pose a major threat to investors. Read about the potential impact on stock markets and the issues investors need to consider to protect their portfolios.

Also this week: Can tobacco stocks fight back after a torrid time? Shares looks at the importance of diversification when picking funds, plus there are articles on Lowland, Tesco, Melrose, Hammerson, McBride, Unilever, platinum prices, Japan and more.

Read a debate on problematic investments, namely whether to cut your losses or hope for a price recovery. And learn how to use gifting rules to give your child or grandchild a £1m pension.