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The risks and rewards of investing in start-ups

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.
Picking the start-up stars of the future can be a potential minefield, but listed incubators and accelerators offer some great buying opportunities, says Frédéric Guirinec.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Devil's Bargain, by Joshua Green
A look at the power behind Trump's throne
Win. Lose. Repeat, by Chris Stringman
One man's spread-betting nightmare
The Wisdom of Finance, by Mihir Desai
Finance and literature are not obvious bedfellows
Viking Economics, by George Lakey
Did the Scandinavians get it right?

Trump blows up Iran nuclear deal

The motives behind Donald Trump’s “decertifying” of the Iran deal remain unclear.

Castles for sale

From a 19th-century French chateau in 71 acres of parkland in Vienne to a Grade II-listed castle currently run as a hotel in Otterburn, Northumberland.

Kurdistan: row over oil threatens independence dream

The city of Kirkuk is a blow, if not an end, to Kurdistan’s dreams of independence.

Hammond under fire

The chancellor is under fire for two ostensible reasons. Matthew Partridge reports.

If you'd invested in: XP Power and Connect Group

XP Power designs and manufactures products used to supply, regulate and distribute electrical power.

How one of the first big property bubbles led to the Great Depression

John Stepek looks back at Florida’s property boom of the 1920s – and the inevitable crash that followed.

This week in Moneyweek: the risks and rewards of investing in startups

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: how to pick the stars of the future; cash in as the world lives longer; and a veteran fund  you shouldn’t ignore.

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