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Podcast: what happens next?

Britain backs Brexit: Merryn Somerset Webb and John Stepek give their immediate reactions to Britain's momentous EU referendum vote: what does it mean for Britain, what does it mean for Europe, and what does it mean for your money?

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The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
This is the book that no investor should be without
Concentrated Investing, by Allen Benello, Michael van Biema and Tobias Carlisle
An original approach to both value investing and diversification
The Defensive Value Investor, by John Kingham
An accessible and engaging guide for any stock-picking private investor
Postcapitalism: A Guide To Our Future, by Paul Mason
A thought-provoking work on capitalism, whether you agree with him or not

Mark Mobius: Brexit fears are overdone

The shock from Britain’s Brexit vote has rippled out to emerging markets. But investment guru Mark Mobius is staying calm.

Brexit jitters hit Japan

The first wave of Brexit jitters hit Japan, with the yen posting its biggest move against the dollar since 2008, which in turn sent stocks plunging.

US stocks will shrug off Brexit turmoil

Brexit’s impact on US stocks should be neither significant nor protracted, says Andrew Van Sickle.

What next for Europe?

Brexit could well prove worse for the continent than for Britain.

Do elections move stocks?

The result of the EU referendum caused stocks to plunge and sterling to fall. So how much do US elections affect stockmarkets, asks Matthew Partridge.

Chart of the week: gold’s record surge against sterling

As the EU referendum results emerged, gold rose more than 6% overnight in dollar terms as nervous investors piled in. Priced in sterling, the overnight jump was 22%, a record move.

What to buy in the wake of Brexit

What do the referendum results mean for markets, for housebuilders, for currencies? John Stepek chairs our Roundtable discussion.

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