News and Charts

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to investor Mark Slater about how he consistently finds good, growing companies without spending a fortune.

The alchemists

Five firms that are transforming themselves to earn bigger profits

  • The battered old coins that are worth a pretty penny

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Gold slipped in the weeks after Donald Trump's election, but it has bounced back to a two-month high, and there should be further to go.
When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from, with varying fees and charges. Find out which is best for you.
A consumer product is generally the end result of a whole chain of activities. Some links in that chain make better investments than others. Richard Beddard explains.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Hillbilly Elegy, by JD Vance
A story of life in America's rustbelt
British Banking, by Ranald C. Michie
The drama of banking in three acts
The five best books of 2016
Matthew Partridge picks the best finance and investing books of last year


The crisis in economic forecasting

First they failed to predict the great financial crisis. Then they were wrong about the short-term impact of the Brexit vote. Do economists need to go back to school?

Is this the end for high-street banking?

Years of mis-selling products to their customers and the rise of online challengers spells oblivion for traditional high-street banking, says Matthew Lynn.

Copper’s shine will fade

Copper has gained around 10% since the start of 2017. But don’t count on high prices lasting.

Le Pen: the second French revolution?

What was once seen as impossible is becoming more credible by the day as the French election draws closer.

Trump’s tumultuous opening chapter

The resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn has capped one of the most tumultuous opening chapters in recent White House history.

Betting on politics: Corbyn's departure

Jeremy Corbyn’s standing as head of the Labour party has been badly hit by resignations. Matthew Partridge looks at how that has affected the odds on his leaving.

Is Corbyn for the chop?

Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure at the head of the Labour party has come under increasing pressure, says Matthew Partridge.


Risers & fallers