The latest issue of Shares magazine explains what equity and bond markets are currently telling us. It also considers the future of Woodford Patient Capital Trust.

Also this week: billion-pound stock market floats heading for London, politicians pledge radical changes to income tax, further takeover activity in the property space, and can you trust your fund manager?

Learn about FTSE 100 stocks with negative earnings trend, find out why the regulator is clamping down on peer-to-peer lending, and everything you need to know about open-ended funds.

Get the latest on RIT Capital, Halma and Carnival, and discover how media group Future has made it into the FTSE 250.