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The Kids' Portfolio: the four best funds to buy for your children

Investing for your children's long-term future is an excellent idea. But what should you buy? The Kids' Portfolio is a simple collection of four funds intended to be tucked away for 20 to 40 years.

Pensions Freedom Day: How the changes to pension rules affect you

The UK's revolutionary new pension rules came into force on 6 April. In this video, our editor-in-chief Merryn Somerset Webb talks you through the basics.

17 April 1961: America's ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion begins

On this day in 1961, US troops landed in the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba in what would become a major embarrassment for America.

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The 2014 Bordeaux En Primeur report

Matthew Jukes picks his favourite 2014 vintage Bordeaux wines before they hit the market.

Monetary policy: You can’t fight a fire by burning down the house in advance

Anyone with assets is now fair game for increasingly desperate bankers and their apologists, says Tim Price.

All hail the Diamond Geezers

It’s hard not to admire the audacity of the Hatton Garden jewel heist.

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How David Lenigas struck oil in Gatwick and became 'Britain’s JR'

Miner turned businessman, David Lenigas has people worried in England’s southeast over his plans to drill for oil.

Mad Fed magicians are making trillions disappear

The US Federal Reserve has made $2.5trn of government debt vanish, says Bill Bonner.

From ADRs to Z scores, find explanations of all those terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.

Risers & fallers

How to profit from big oil's bargain hunt

Shell's £47bn bid for BG suggests the oil sector is set for another round of major deals. But investors should avoid getting carried away, says John Stepek.

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.


I waited for the perfect signal – and I got my reward

Gold price spread betting chart

A patient, disciplined approach to trading is vital, says John C Burford. One false move can devastate your account.


How to buy and sell penny shares

Small-cap stock expert David Thornton explains the ins and outs of investing in penny shares. Read more penny share articles