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Walking out on the banks

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The power of central banks

Why should central bankers have the power to insist on social and economic change, asks Merryn Somerset Webb.

How to build your nest egg

These three simple pointers will guide you through the pensions maze, says David C Stevenson.

The state of play

Volatility has returned to stock markets. Should investors be worried, and what does it signal for the longer term? David Thornton investigates.

The real threat Ukraine poses to your portfolio

Markets have barely reacted to the crisis going on in Ukraine, says John Stepek. Should investors be more worried, or is there another threat?

Fed magic

Just where exactly did all this extra buying power come from, asks Bill Bonner.

Why a good broker is worth paying for

Shareholder meetings play a crucial part in investing. Bengt Saelensminde reveals three ways of making sure your voice is heard.

Don’t speak too soon – but the housing bubble may be peaking

Dominic Frisby offers a ray of hope to house buyers that an end to the madness of property prices may be in sight.

Shale gas 'fracking' promises to transform Britain's energy market. Find out what it is, what it means, and how to invest.

Risers & fallers

Invest in the rise of alternative finance

Peer-to-peer lending firms are increasingly disrupting traditional banking. John Stepek looks at how to profit from this alternative finance revolution.

How to invest in British fracking

David Stevenson takes an investor's view of fracking and shows you the real story behind this monumental opportunity, in a thought-provoking new video - Capital at risk


How to trade in the Wild West of the markets

Gold price spread betting chart

Markets don’t come much wilder than gold. John C Burford shows how to handle the swings in direction using his tramline trading methods.


Will deregulation lead to the next Asian trade boom?

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China and Hong Kong have always been poles apart when it came to investing. Lars Henriksson explains how that could all be about to change.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

The bottom line


The price of a cupcake dispensed from a gourmet cupcake vending machine that opened for business in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Britain's looming disaster

Britain is facing financial disaster in a crisis infinitely more dangerous than the financial crash of 2008. No matter how much wealth you have or how it’s invested, if any of it is in the UK, this report is essential reading.

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