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investment platform comparison Russell Napier: a deflationary bust is coming – hold cash and buy at the bottom

Financial historian Russell Napier talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about the next deflationary bust – why it's coming, what it means for you, and how you can survive it.

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Pick the right stockmarket sectors

As the tumbling oil price has shown, it pays to back the right stockmarket sectors. Avoiding the worst-performing sectors each year since 2007 would have yielded a 66% return.

Why I'm glad I steered clear of Brazil's corporate giants

James McKeigue explains why he warned readers off two of Brazil's biggest companies, Petrobras and Vale. And why it could soon be time to invest.

19 December 1932: BBC World Service begins

The first royal Christmas message by George V gave the fledgling World Service an early boost six days after it was founded in 1932.

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.


What Lending Club’s float means for peer-to-peer lending

The biggest peer-to-peer platform has delivered stellar returns, says David C Stevenson. But big players are not the only profit-spinners out there.

Why the oil crash will make you richer

The deflation caused by the oil crash could lead to another round of morney-printing, funnelling more money into the asset markets – and investors’ pockets.

Three reliable earners to buy

Trying to second guess the markets is a mug’s game. Fund manager Stuart Widdowson tips three solid stocks to grow your portfolio.

Now is not the best time to buy Russia

Russia is on the verge of a full-on emerging-market crisis. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at similar past crises, and asks when should investors buy in.

Company in the news: Bellway

Bellway is a housebuilder that is doing well, says Phil Oakley. So should you buy the shares?

Cheap oil threatens renewables

The tumbling price of crude oil is rattling investors in renewable energy, who fear new investment projects may not be economically viable. Simon Wilson reports.


Risers & fallers


How you could profit as global markets panic

An oil slump and the crashing rouble are hammering markets – now's the time to pick up bargains. John Stepek and Andrew Van Sickle look at six of the best to buy now.


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 right for you?

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


MONEYWEEK TRADER

Is this Santa Rally for real?

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The stockmarket ‘Santa Rally’ could be a classic bull trap, says John C Burford.


PENNY SLEUTH

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.