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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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The growing gap between executive and average pay

Salaries for the chief executives of the FTSE 100 have soared to new heights in comparison to what the average worker is paid. Since 2007, CEOs' pay has jumped by 278%.

Is Alibaba just a flash in the pan?

Tech stocks such as Alibaba generate plenty of hype, says Lars Henriksson. But investors shouldn't forget about Asia's other great companies that have stood the test of time.

31 October 1956: Britain and France bomb Egypt

On this day in 1956, Egypt came under bombardment from British and French planes, as part of a larger operation to retake the Suez Canal.

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.

SDL attracts buyers after director dealings

Directors buying and selling their own shares can tell you a lot about the companies they work for. Kam Patel looks at two recent director deals.

Could this be the cure for Britain’s housing market?

How do we avoid a future meltdown in the housing market? Bengt Saelensminde explains the solution proposed by two Ivy League professors.

The $3.6trn daylight robbery

Janet Yellen has got away with the biggest heist in history, says Bill Bonner.

Cheah Cheng Hye: Finding value in China

Malaysia-born Cheah Cheng Hye believes China’s woes are already in the price.

Italy fights a brutal battle to reform itself

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi faces an up-hill challenge in pushing through tough economic reforms.

Chart of the week: Pakistan’s surprisingly resilient stocks

Pakistani stocks have performed strongly over the last couple of years, despite political upheaval.

Risers & fallers

An exciting future for investors in tech stocks

We live in a golden age of unprecedented technological change. Smart investors should get in early. Jim Mellon tips the best stocks to buy now for your portfolio.

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.


A Halloween scare for the gold market

Gold price spread betting chart

The gold bulls are running scared. John C Burford examines the charts to find out what’s spooked the gold market.


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.