This week’s Shares looks at ways of spotting quality companies and finds eight UK stocks which meet a testing set of financial criteria.

Also in the issue: a look under the bonnet of the UK’s largest company and major dividend payer Royal Dutch Shell, funds offering exposure to India post the re-election of Narendra Modi, the most popular investment trusts and a discussion on the future of restaurants.

Find out about some stock market stars of 2019, why you can learn from historic market bubbles and how a FTSE 250 brick maker has solid foundations.

The digital magazine also features an article on bid activity in the housebuilding sector.