This week’s edition of Shares explains how exchange-traded funds can offer a quick, cheap and straightforward way to achieve diversified exposure to the markets.

Get the rundown on Uber’s upcoming blockbuster IPO, what a big US takeover deal can tell you about the oil price, and learn why a weak update from a FTSE 100 distribution business could be a negative sign for the wider economy.

Also in this week’s issue: how ethical funds are performing, the company behind shopping centre digital billboards and the businesses which are particularly sensitive to movements in sterling.

The digital magazine also looks at ways of giving your investments a spring clean.