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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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Merryn Somerset Webb's Japan diary

MoneyWeek's editor in chief, Merryn Somerset Webb, reports from Tokyo on Japan's economy, markets, and the prospects for investors.
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20 October 1935: Mao's Long March ends

Almost exactly a year after setting off, Mao Zedong and his army of communists arrived at the foot of the Great Wall of China on this day in 1935.

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.


Osborne’s pension revolution

Ed Bowsher looks at what the chancellor’s far-reaching pension reforms could mean for your retirement pot.

The next-gen battery just dropped – here’s how to invest

Rechargeable battery technology has recently made a huge leap forward. Bengt Saelensminde explains the best way for you to buy in.

They think they know where the Dow should be

What makes central bankers think they know what’s good for the markets, asks Bill Bonner.

What should Selftrade investors do now?

Investors with share-dealing service Selftrade have been asked to decide between switching to Equiniti or taking their custom elsewhere. Cris Sholto Heaton weighs up the options.

What’s going on in North Korea?

The recent low profile of supreme leader Kim Jong-un and a visit to the South by his top deputies have fuelled speculation about power games in the hermit state, writes Simon Wilson.

Chart of the week: Paying a high price for love

While the cost of getting hitched in America has fallen in inflation-adjusted term, nuptial celebrations still cost $25,000 on average.


Risers & fallers


How to profit as the price of oil hits the skids

The oil price is stuck in a downward trend. That may be bad for oil producers, but it's good for consumer economies like ours. John Stepek explains how you could profit.


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 the end of the gold bear market?

Gold price spread betting chart

Is gold gearing up for a big rally, or are the market’s latest moves just a correction in the bear trend? John C Burford examines the charts.


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.