In this bumper issue of Shares, discover the 12 stocks and eight fund and investment trusts picked to succeed in 2021.

The digital magazine reviews the performance of its 2020 stock picks, which outperformed the market once again. It also looks at the best performing shares across the UK market this year.

Find out why Baillie Gifford funds have done so well, the trends that will shape ESG investing in the coming 12 months, and pearls of wisdom from Fundsmith boss Terry Smith.

Shares asks if it is time to take bitcoin more seriously, and it takes a forward-looking view of retailers and leisure companies affected by the UK’s tighter restrictions.