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The US election cycle kicked off this week – and the results are unpredictable. Matthew Partridge considers how this might affect your investments.
Hands off our cash!

British savers and investors must fight back against the Bank of England's war on cash. That's why we have created a petition to the government, demanding a guarantee that cash will not be abolished.

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On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 26 years, as South Africa began the process of dismantling apartheid.

Podcast: central banks – no speculation too outlandish

Merryn and John reflect on a well-timed call on about the only thing that's going up these days; share the pains of looking at your portfolio when the market is falling; and fret over what central banks might do next.

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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to journalist and author Hugo Dixon about why he thinks Britain is better off in Europe than out of it.

Sweden lets rip another salvo in the currency wars

Sweden’s Riksbank has pushed interest rates further into negative territory. How long is it before the rest of the world’s central banks follow suit? John Stepek explains what’s going on, and how it could affect you.

Markets: FTSE100 rallies briefly

The FTSE 100 rallied yesterday, climbing 0.7% to close at 5,672.

Gold's explosive rally stuns the bears

The gold bears were caught napping when the market turned against them. John C Burford checks the charts.

What’s next for gold and gold stocks?

Gold stocks have had a tremendous month, with some up by 50%. Physical gold is up, too. Dominic Frisby looks at what the future might hold.

Markets: FTSE100 continues to fall

The FTSE100 continued to fall yesterday, sliding a further 1% to close at 5.632.

The biggest problem for banks: they aren’t very good at making money

There’s been a lot for investors to worry about lately. Now it’s the banks’ turn to freak everyone out. John Stepek explains why, and how to protect your wealth.

Markets: FTSE100 tumbles

The FTSE100 took a big hit yesterday as markets around the world fell. The index closed down 2.7% at 5,689.

Is Google parent company Alphabet in the soup?

Investors in tech giants such as Alphabet were happy to drive up the valuations, says John C Burford. But now patience has run out.

Risers & fallers


Gold's explosive rally stuns the bears

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The gold bears were caught napping when the market turned against them. John C Burford checks the charts.

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.