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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to JP Morgan’s Simon Chinnery about the changes in the world of pensions investments, and how the financial industry and consumers must respond.

Squares have ruined our sleaze scandals

These days even peers are expected to maintain certain standards, as Lord Sewel has learned to his cost.

Audi R8 V10 - a bit of a party animal

The question on everybody’s lips is how the new Audi R8 V10 Plus compares to the Lamborghini Huracan.

The extraordinary history of the Texas Waggoner ranch

It’s hoped that the sale of the ginormous Waggoner ranch in Texas will settle a family feud that has been rumbling for over a hundred years.

I made 12 predictions for 2015 in January – here’s how I’m doing so far

In January, Dominic Frisby made a dozen predictions – from where the price of gold would go to who would win the Premier League. Here, he looks back over them, and finds out what we can learn.

The best two-year fixed-rate mortgage deals

With the UK economy looking relatively healthy, now might be a good time to review your mortgage before interest rates rise. Here are some of the best two-year fixed-rate mortgage deals.

British firms lavish cash on investors

UK firms paid out £29.2bn in dividends in the second quarter, a new record for the April-June period.

Markets: FTSE 100 slips as miners drag

The FTSE 100 started the week with a whimper, slipping 0.1% to close at 6,688.

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

Risers & fallers

Worker ownership may sound like a revolutionary idea. But actually it's a good way to boost capitalism – and returns for investors, says David Thornton. Here, he reveals how to profit.

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.

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.


Studying sentiment will always give you an edge

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John C Burford explains how gauging investor sentiment can help you time your trade entries and exits.

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.