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What is deflation and what does it mean for you?


Inflation has turned negative, falling to -0.1% in April. In this video, Ed Bowsher explains how deflation will affect you. Watch out for the latest issue of MoneyWeek magazine for more.

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.

26 May 1885: Charles Dow launches the Dow Jones Industrial Average  

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, one of the world's most watched and most cited stock indices, began life on this day in 1885.




The one thing stopping the bond bubble from bursting

All the conditions are set for the bond bubble to burst, says Merryn Somerset Webb. All we need now is for central bankers to come to their senses.

It might look like a bubble – but China’s market could soar still higher

Borrowed money is piling into China, and the stockmarket has all the symptoms of being in a bubble. But as John Stepek explains, it’s much too soon to bail out.

26 May 1885: Charles Dow launches the Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, one of the world’s most watched and most cited stock indices, began life on this day in 1885.

Calling the rally top could mean big profits – and this is how I hope to do it

As the euro rallies against the dollar, spread betting expert John C Burford looks to the charts to pinpoint the top.

Houses of the rich and famous

From Andy Warhol’s studio in New York’s Upper East Side to the childhood home of Daphne du Maurier in Hampstead Village, London.

The London of the North

During the general election, George Osborne promised to devolve power to regional cities. Was it all spin? Or is there substance? Simon Wilson reports.

Heard a compelling story? Be careful, it may be too good to be true

The history of financial markets is a history of convincing stories that ended up in disappointment, says Tim Price.

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How to invest in a stocks and shares Isa

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Calling the rally top could mean big profits – and this is how I hope to do it

EUR/USD spread betting chart

As the euro rallies against the dollar, spread betting expert John C Burford looks to the charts to pinpoint the top.


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How to buy and sell penny shares

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