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Pawnbroking is big business in Asia – here's how to profit

Asian banks turn away millions of customers every year. Lars Henriksson explains how that's created a lucrative market for investors.

Paul Hodges: house prices to fall 50% in 'Great Unwinding'

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews Paul Hodges about deflation, the global economy's 'Great Unwinding', and how Britain's house prices could halve.

30 January 1933: Adolf Hitler takes power

Adolf Hitler came to power on this day in 1933 following a political gamble that went disastrously wrong, and allowed the Nazi leader to call fresh elections.

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Do your sums before tapping your pension

Taking full advantage of the new pensions freedoms could land you with an expensive tax bill. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

This is a golden age for long-term investors – here’s why

With technology helping companies to grow, there’s never been a better time to be an investor. Bengt Saelensminde explains.

Britain’s ten most-hated shares

A list of the ten most despised shares on the London market, judged by the percentage of stock being shorted.

Britain would be 'mad' to ban fracking

Britain is dependent on gas to meet its energy needs. Can we really afford not to frack?

Trouble’s coming, but no-one knows when

Few analysts foresaw oil falling to $50 a barrel. Bill Bonner wonders what else they’re not seeing.

Thinking of joining a private sector union? Now’s the time

The balance between profits and wages is out of whack. But wages for workers in unions are growing faster than those not in unions.

Risers & fallers

From ADRs to Z scores, find explanations of all those terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.

Don't panic – here's why you should still buy into Europe

Greek turmoil is unnerving investors – and there's lots to be nervous about. But I'm still happy to buy into Europe, says John Stepek.

How to invest in a stocks and shares Isa

In this short video tutorial, Ed Bowsher runs through the nuts and bolts of opening a stocks and shares Isa, and gives you some investment ideas to consider.

Which investment platform is right for you?

When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from.
Find out which one is best for you.


All top traders recognise this warning signal

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Learn to recognise the adrenaline rush when your trades are going well, says John C Buford. Then, change course.


How to buy and sell penny shares

Small-cap stock expert David Thornton explains how to choose a broker and the ins and outs of investing in penny shares.