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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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24 October 1929: The Wall Street Crash

On this day in 1929, otherwise known as 'Black Thursday', the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell sharply, and confidence in the banks collapsed.

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.

Why the hysteria? Because it pays

A lone gunman in Canada doesn’t make a war, says Bill Bonner.

It’s time to vent my spleen – Europe’s got a serious problem

The eurozone’s problems all stem from the single currency, says Bengt Saelensminde. What Europe needs is a handicapping system.

Chart of the week: The growing pay gap

Salaries for the chief executives of the FTSE 100 have soared to new heights in comparison to what the average worker is paid.

Company in the news: William Hill

These are tough times for bookmakers, but William Hill is doing all the right things. Phil Oakley explains what that means for the shares.

Dave’s dance with Nigel

David Cameron’s strategy so far has been to ape Ukip rather than take on Nigel Farage’s party. Enily Hohler reports.

Tips update: Rolls-Royce

Buying shares in Roll-Royce earlier this year hasn’t worked out, says Phil Oakley. So, is it time for a rethink, or is now a better time to buy?

Risers & fallers

Sovereign defaults: Which will be the first domino to fall?

When countries go bust, others follow suit. Not even our Canute central banks will be able to hold back the coming wave. Jonathan Compton looks at the best ways to 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.


Tesco shares – is it time to buy?

Tesco spread betting chart

Is all the bad news now in Tesco’s share price? John C Burford examines the supermarket’s share charts to see if it’s time to buy.


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.