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Giles Hargreave: investment guru aiming high with small companies

As London's Alternative Investment Market reaches its 20th birthday, Kam Patel talks to Giles Hargreave – the best small companies investor in Britain today – about investing in Aim shares.

I've found a fantastic way to play Colombia's $50bn infrastructure boom

Peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels could clear the way for the development of the country's infrastructure. James McKeigue reveals the best way to profit.

31 March 1990: Central London trashed in anti-poll tax riots

On this day in 1990, a mass demonstration against Mrs Thatcher's controversial Poll Tax turned ugly when thousands went on the rampage in central London.

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The world’s poshest boycott campaign

Boycotting Italian luxury fashion label Dolce & Gabbana is not the hardest campaign to support.

These innovative small companies are leading the charge against the UK’s energy problems

David Thornton looks at the smaller energy companies that are turning Britain’s urgent power-shortage problem to their advantage.

Only the government thinks spending is good for you

US economy depends on consumer spending, says Bill Bonner. But consumers know better.

Election 2015: The real risk to Britain? A 'rainbow coalition'

Usually you vote for change or you vote for the status quo, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But this time it’s different – that could be dangerous for Britain.

The best electric bikes

From the load-bearing Riese & Muller to the unusual-looking Yikebike, these are the five best electric bikes on the market.

Election 2015: Fancy a punt on the election? Look to Aberdeen

Who’s the favourite to win May’s general election? Just look to the bookies. Adrian Sykes has spotted an interesting punt for political spread betters.

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

Risers & fallers

Britain's finances are broken - here's what you should do

George Osborne's Budget speech was full of paltry tweaks that will fail to deliver the serious spending overhaul Britain needs, says James Ferguson.

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.


My surgical strike in the euro

EUR/USD spread betting chart

Swing trader John C Burford takes advantage of a temporary weakness in the very old and tired euro bear trend for a tasty 400-pip profit.


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