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MoneyWeek Conference 2014

On Friday, 2 May 2014, join Merryn Somerset Webb and a host of our top investment experts as we explore their top investment ideas for 2014 and beyond. Find out more here.

Why a good broker is worth paying for

Shareholder meetings play a crucial part in investing. Bengt Saelensminde reveals three ways of making sure your voice is heard.

Don’t speak too soon – but the housing bubble may be peaking

Dominic Frisby offers a ray of hope to house buyers that an end to the madness of property prices may be in sight.

Farming - a tough racket

Bill Bonner explains why running a ranch in Argentina is no picnic.

Will deregulation lead to the next Asian trade boom?

China and Hong Kong have always been poles apart when it came to investing. Lars Henriksson explains how that could all be about to change.

Fund of the week: Tracking down Asian dividends

This successful fund is ideal for intrepid investors seeking income growth in Asia.

This company’s high-tech wood could replace concrete, metals and plastic

The best wood for use in construction is also the most expensive. David Thornton looks at one small-cap that’s come up with a solution.

Don’t get too comfortable – the eurozone crisis isn’t over yet

The scrum to get hold of Greek bonds isn’t a sign that the eurozone crisis is over, says John Stepek. Another flare-up could be around the corner.


Shale gas 'fracking' promises to transform Britain's energy market. Find out what it is, what it means, and how to invest.

Risers & fallers


How to invest in the 'free energy' revolution

Firms pioneering batteries for renewable energy could profit handsomely from the mass adoption of wind and solar. Matthew Partridge tips the best shares to profit.



11 April 1868: Meiji Restoration in Japan

Resentment of the privileges enjoyed by Japan's samurai class led to the Meiji Restoration in 1868, and the end of military government rule.


MONEYWEEK TRADER

How to trade in the Wild West of the markets

Gold price spread betting chart

Markets don’t come much wilder than gold. John C Burford shows how to handle the swings in direction using his tramline trading methods.


THE NEW WORLD

Will deregulation lead to the next Asian trade boom?

Shanghai Stock Exchange © Getty images

China and Hong Kong have always been poles apart when it came to investing. Lars Henriksson explains how that could all be about to change.


Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

The bottom line

$26.7bn

What 165,200 Wall Street employees earned in bonuses in 2013. The sum is over twice the annual salary of the one million Americans working full-time for the minimum wage.

Britain's looming disaster


Britain is facing financial disaster in a crisis infinitely more dangerous than the financial crash of 2008. No matter how much wealth you have or how it’s invested, if any of it is in the UK, this report is essential reading.