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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.
On this day in 1963, Holland lost a landmark dispute in the European Court of Justice, establishing the doctrine of "direct effect", entitling citizens to sue governments who broke free trade rules.

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


The assets to buy now – February 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

The pound hit my 1.45 target – and then some

John C Burford said the pound would get interesting. But as it turned out, even that was an understatement.

Properties with moats

From a Grade I-listed Elizabethan hall in Norfolk to a 19th-century castle set in 40 acres of grounds in France.

Why I long for my old boat

Boats are a lot of trouble. But there’s always something romantic about owning one.

How Amanda Staveley helped save Barclays – and is now suing it for £1bn

Dealmaker Amanda Staveley was instrumental in helping to get Barclays out of its funding hole. But now she wants her share of the cash.

Three exciting currency trades

Charlie Morris of the Fleet Street Letter gives his take on where these three currencies are heading to next.

Lloyds bond battle ends badly for investors

Lloyds Bank’s decision to redeem £3bn-worth of bonds has been slammed by investors as unfair and premature. Sarah Moore reports.

Should you trust master trusts?

Master trusts have returned to favour following auto-enrollment on pensions. But should you trust them? Natalie Stanton investigates.


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