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Negative interest rates are closer than you think – not to mention a ban on paper money. John Stepek looks at what's goin on and how you can defend your wealth.
Hands off our cash!

British savers and investors must fight back against the Bank of England's war on cash. That's why we have created a petition to the government, demanding a guarantee that cash will not be abolished.

Please sign the petition here

One of the world's most famous paintings, The Scream by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, was stolen from the National Art Museum in Oslo, on this day in 1994.

Podcast: a cracking year for gold miners so far

Merryn and John talk about gold miners, rant about negative interest rates (for a change) and ponder the future of dividend stocks.

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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to journalist and author Hugo Dixon about why he thinks Britain is better off in Europe than out of it.

Robert Mercer: the owl-obsessed hedge-fund boss funding Ted Cruz’s campaign

Robert Mercer, the conservative mega-donor behind Republican hopeful Ted Cruz, has emerged as one of the most powerful forces in US politics.

Anne-Marie Slaughter: getting the gender balance right

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews writer, lawyer and political analyst Anne-Marie Slaughter about gender roles, migration, and how Britain could turn into Singapore.

Four stays for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here once again. Chris Carter looks at some of the best places in Britain to spark up a little romance.

How to avoid the duffs with the Z-score

Devised in 1968, the Altman Z-score aims to warn investors which firms are most likely to go bust in the next two years. Does it still work? Alex Williams investigates.

Ignore this warning at your peril

Book review: How To Own The World
Large parts of Andrew Craig’s book might make for uncomfortable reading, says Matthew Partridge. That’s why you need to read it.

The credibility of central banks is being trashed

Traders who saw through the madness of the central banks’ actions are reaping their rewards, says John C Burford.

How to protect yourself from scams

Book review: The Book Of Scams
Rodney Hobson’s book on the tricks fraudsters use is particularly timely, says Matthew Partridge.

Properties for around £800,000

From an estate with a Grade-I listed, 15th-century hall in Devon to a one-bedroom apartment in Chelsea, London.

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The credibility of central banks is being trashed

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Traders who saw through the madness of the central banks’ actions are reaping their rewards, says John C Burford.

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.