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The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
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The Defensive Value Investor, by John Kingham
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Postcapitalism: A Guide To Our Future, by Paul Mason
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Rejoice: lower oil prices are here for a while longer

Oil producers are meeting in an attempt to bolster prices. But don’t expect them to strike a deal. Here’s why, and what low prices mean for the rest of us.

What the return of politics means for your money

After years of being left to do their own thing, markets are back at the mercy of politicians. John Stepek explains why politics matters again, and what you must do.

The benefits of all-inclusive fund management fees

Fund management fees should include everything, says Merryn Somerset Webb. All costs, commissions, research and trading costs. It would increase competition and give us more to retire on.

Don’t let financial repression crush you and your investments

Low interest rates, which aim to stimulate investment, are having the opposite effect and depressing returns for investors. But there are still opportunities out there, says John Stepek.

Fear this new and more deadly QE

Whether or not Britain needs more quantitative easing is questionable, says Matthew Lynn. But you can be sure we don’t want it Japanese-style.

Globalisation in retreat

World trade is stagnating and protectionist populism seems to be on the rise. Is this the end for globalisation? Alex Rankine reports.

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