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Anatomy of a Grexit: how Greece would go about leaving the euro

Jonathan Loynes and Jennifer McKeown, economists at Capital Economics, look at the key issues and challenges of a Grexit, how it might be best managed, and set out a timetable for change.

Pensions Freedom Day: How the changes to pension rules affect you

The UK's revolutionary new pension rules came into force on 6 April. In this video, our editor-in-chief Merryn Somerset Webb talks you through the basics.

30 June 1937: The 999 emergency services line opens

On this day, the 999 emergency services telephone line opens in London, but it wasn't until a week later that the first call was received when a man spotted a burglar in his garden.

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Three signs that stocks are heading for a fall

September is historically nasty for stocks – particularly in the US. Dominic Frisby looks at the indicators that suggest markets are heading for a fall, and picks two safe investments to be in right now.

What is actually being voted on in the Greek referendum?

Europe’s leaders say the Greek referendum is a vote on the euro. But Athens insists it is just about one specific offer. Matthew Partridge explains what’s going on.

How to leave a tidy digital legacy for your family

Managing someone’s digital legacy after they’ve died is an added nightmare, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Happily, there’s now an answer.

What’s happening to the Greece ETF?

In 2012, we suggested that brave investors could invest in Greek stocks via the Lyxor FTSE Athex 20 ETF. Here, Matthew Partridge updates on its performance.

Britain’s zeitgeist: win big or not at all on the National Lottery

These days, being well-off is not nearly enough. You have to be mega-rich.

How to reduce the reliance on benefits: cut welfare or raise the minimum wage?

It’s a shocking fact that over half the country’s households take more in benefits than they pay in taxes. But what’s the best way to fix the problem?

China’s bear market won’t last – these two economies show why

After seeing spectacular gains in the last year or so, Chinese stocks are now officially in a bear market. They may fall further yet, says John Stepek, but the bull market is by no means over.

From ADRs to Z scores – all the terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.

Risers & fallers

Greece: are we on the Gredge of disaster?

Grexit might not happen. And if it does, we don't know when to expect it. So how should you position your portfolio? John Stepek investigates, and tips the best ways to profit.

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 the right one for you?

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


It’s almost crunch time for Greece

Dow Jones spread betting chart

With Greece on the edge, the markets are looking volatile. John C Burford uses his chart-trading methods to plot a path through the chaos.

A beginner's guide to investing in gold

Everyone should have some gold in these torrid times. But how do you get hold of it? Here's the best place to get started.