Why does Mike Ashley want to own so many companies? Discover the answer in the new issue of Shares which analyses his retail empire.

Shares’ top picks of the year are so far up by 14%, nearly twice that of the broader UK market. Learn more about the portfolio and how global markets and FTSE 350 sectors have performed in this week’s digital magazine.

Elsewhere, read about Lyft’s IPO and why its decision to have two different classes of shares has sparked a heated debate.

Find out seven changes to your finances for the new tax year and get the latest on the dividend fears clouding Vodafone.