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How to profit from the P2P revolution

The world is changing. New, powerful networks are changing the way we live, work and think. The MoneyWeek team have spent the last six months investigating the peer-to-peer phenomenon and would like to show you our best ideas of how you can profit from it.
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How to make the new pension rules work for you

This short series of emails explains what has changed under the new pension rules, how it might affect you and what options there are to take advantage.

29 August 1842: The first Opium war ends

On this day in 1842, the signing of the Treaty of Nanking ended the first Opium war with China. The treaty legalised the drugs trade and removed restrictions on British goods.

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

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

Fight against Ebola needs more speed – and cash

There’s no magic bullet that will end the Ebola crisis in Africa.

Salmond gives Yes race a steroidal boost

Alex Salmond came out on top in the second TV debate, say the polls. But will it make a difference? Matthew Partridge reports.

Chart of the week: British workers are a bargain

Not only is the cost of British labour competitive with other northern European counties, it’s becoming increasingly competitive with southern Europe too.

Oil: expect a supply shock

Conflict in the Middle East could contribute to rising oil prices.

Storm clouds gather over Germany

The indicators suggest Germany could be facing years of steady decline.

Risers & fallers

Don't ditch the insurance policy

The crisis is over and the economic recovery seems to be picking up speed. Does that mean the case for holding gold is finished? We wouldn't be so hasty.

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.

How to invest in British fracking

David Stevenson takes an investor's view of fracking and shows you the real story behind this monumental opportunity, in a thought-provoking new video - Capital at risk


Here comes the gold market rally in the charts

Gold price spread betting chart

Gold is rallying, but how long will it last? John C Burford examines the charts to line up a low-risk trade.


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.