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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.

22 May 1980: Pac-Man hits the arcades

It didn't take long for Pac-Man, or Puck Man as it was originally called in Japan, to become a worldwide craze after it was released on this day in 1980.

Slow but sure progress in India

Reform may be slow in coming in India, but things are getting better for investors.

Labour’s long road back to credibility

Labour needs to find a leader that can pull the party out of the doldrums. Emily Hohler reports.

Cameron must now tackle Europe

The election one, David Cameron must now set his sights on his promised Europe referendum.

Are we getting too complacent about inflation?

All the talk at the moment is of deflation. But, asks John Stepek, what if the thing we should really be worrying about is the return of inflation?

Chart of the week: Oil bounces, but don’t expect a surge

Benchmark Brent oil futures have bounced by 40%, but aren’t likely to surge back to the $100 a barrel region anytime soon.

Is the bond bull market over?

Government bonds may be overpriced, but there’s life in the bubble yet.

Gervais Williams: Why you should back the runts

In the stockmarket, the top dogs are going nowhere – but the smaller mutts have plenty of growth in them yet. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Gervais Williams.

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Risers & fallers

Hunting for property bargains in the eurozone

Despite hitting record high prices, property remains a British obsession. We'd be wiser shopping on the continent, says Matthew Partridge.

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.


I called two big movements in the euro

EUR/USD spread betting chart

Big profits have been made by being bullish on the euro, says John C Burford. But now it’s time to trade from the bear side.


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