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How to profit from the P2P revolution

The world is changing. New, powerful networks are changing the way we live, work and think. The MoneyWeek team have spent the last six months investigating the peer-to-peer phenomenon and would like to show you our best ideas of how you can profit from it.
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Everything you need to know about investment platforms

When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa, there are several investment platforms (also known as fund supermarkets) to choose from. Here's what you need to know.

How to make the new pension rules work for you

This short series of emails explains what has changed under the new pension rules, how it might affect you and what options there are to take advantage.

28 July 1586: Britain is introduced to the potato

On this day in 1586, Sir Thomas Harriot brought the first potato back to Britain from the 'New Found Land of Virginia'. We've been in love ever since.

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.


Chart of the week: the Bloomberg profanity index

Swearing among CEOS hit a high after the recession, but as the recovery gathers steam, use of profanity is falling.

The worst days of the market

If you can avoid the market’s worst days, says Bill Bonner, you’re way ahead of the game.

How to hedge your portfolio against global conflict

It won’t take much to set off a domino-effect that leads to markets crashing. Bengt Saelensminde explains an easy way to protect your portfolio.

Latin America’s new best friends

Russia, China and Japan are starting to take Latin America seriously, and investment is pouring into the region. That’s great for investors, says James McKeigue.

Gamble of the week: Dart Group

This package holiday company is not for the nervous, but it could be worth a punt, says Phil Oakley.


Risers & fallers


The 12 investments our experts would buy into now

How might renewables change the face of energy? And where should investors look for profits? John Stepek talks to our Roundtable of experts to find out what they're buying.


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.


How to invest in British fracking

David Stevenson takes an investor's view of fracking and shows you the real story behind this monumental opportunity, in a thought-provoking new video - Capital at risk


MONEYWEEK TRADER

Gold – the ultimate whipsaw market

Gold price spread betting chart

Swing traders should spend some time getting to know Elliott wave theory, says John C Burford. It offers you a roadmap through volatile markets.


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.