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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.

Markets: FTSE 100 closes higher

The FTSE 100 halted its decline yesterday, climbing 0.4% to close at 6,083.

Price discovery, the natural rate of interest and the price of money

Central banks claim to set interest rates for the benefit of all. But the way they manipulate the price of money is hurting all but a very small elite.

Is this the end for the tip?

Nothing divides the British and the Americans more than our attitudes to tipping.

Markets now are a trader’s paradise

The huge surge volatility has made markets a trader’s paradise. John C Burford. Explains how he’s been playing things.

One more crisis and Jeremy Corbyn could be PM

“Jeremy Corbyn is not going to be Prime Minister”, says Tony Blair. He’s wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Corbyn is just one crisis away from Number 10.

Chinese politicians don’t have a magic wand – but it’s not the end of the world

China’s authoritarian government has made a mess of dealing with its stockmarket crash. But it’s OK, says John Stepek. There’s no need to panic. Here’s why.

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

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Markets now are a trader’s paradise

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The huge surge volatility has made markets a trader’s paradise. John C Burford. Explains how he’s been playing things.

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.