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investment platform comparison Russell Napier: a deflationary bust is coming – hold cash and buy at the bottom

Financial historian Russell Napier talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about the next deflationary bust – why it's coming, what it means for you, and how you can survive it.

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Pick the right stockmarket sectors

As the tumbling oil price has shown, it pays to back the right stockmarket sectors. Avoiding the worst-performing sectors each year since 2007 would have yielded a 66% return.

Why I'm glad I steered clear of Brazil's corporate giants

James McKeigue explains why he warned readers off two of Brazil's biggest companies, Petrobras and Vale. And why it could soon be time to invest.

17 December 1900: The Guzman Prize is announced

On this day in 1900, Clara Guzman stumped up 100,000 francs prize money for the first person to communicate with and receive a response from another planet.

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.


This could be the start of subprime 2.0

Markets are tanking despite the collapsing price of oil. Bengt Saelensminde reveals what’s got shrewd investors running scared.

How The Fed caused the oil crash

America’s central bankers move from bubble to bubble, says Bill Bonner.

Here’s how my 12 predictions for 2014 turned out

With 2014 drawing to a close, Dominic Frisby looks back over the last 12 months to see how the predictions he made at the start of the year have panned out.

Why I’m not excited about Osborne’s 'pensioner bonds'

Ignore the hype surrounding George Osborne’s ‘pensioner bonds’, says David Thornton. Investing in penny shares makes much better sense.

How the cronies conquered Washington

Zombie politicians and big business look out for each other, says Bill Bonner.

FTSE 100 struggles on eurozone, Japan and China worries

The tumbling price of oil has continued to drag the FTSE lower, while investors look east towards Japan’s money-printing programme.


Risers & fallers


The dollar makes its move – and the only way is up

About once a decade, the dollar makes a world-shaking lurch. James Ferguson explains why it's time to prepare for the next one, and John Stepek tips the best shares 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.


MONEYWEEK TRADER

Social mood and the markets: It’s getting ugly

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Learning to how to judge social mood can tell you a lot about which way the market is heading, says John C Burford.


PENNY SLEUTH

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.