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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to JP Morgan’s Simon Chinnery about the changes in the world of pensions investments, and how the financial industry and consumers must respond.

Three reasons Latin America will be the next global breadbasket

For a long time, agriculture in Latin America focused on a few key cash crops. Now, the industry is diversifying – and profiting. James McKeigue explains what’s going on.

Studying sentiment will always give you an edge

John C Burford explains how gauging investor sentiment can help you time your trade entries and exits.

How to avoid pension scams

The new pensions freedom rules have attracted the attention of scammers. Piper Terrett explains what you need to watch out for.

Sentimental trick hides a stealth inheritance-tax rise

George Osborne has used sentimentality to distract us from a rise in the inheritance tax allowance, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Just how dear are stocks really?

Almost everybody agrees stocks are expensive, says Cris Sholto Heaton. But understanding what this means for future returns isn’t so easy.

Emerging markets: invest now in the next China

While ever more value investors are looking to emerging markets, one in particular stands out. David C Stevenson tips the best fund to play it.

Urgent lessons from a hacked Jeep

Hackers recently took control of a Jeep as it was driving. Matthew Partridge asks what we can learn from the incident, and tips one stock to buy now.

From ADRs to Z scores – all the terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.

Risers & fallers

Worker ownership may sound like a revolutionary idea. But actually it's a good way to boost capitalism – and returns for investors, says David Thornton. Here, he reveals how to profit.

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.

When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from, with varying fees and charges. Find out which is best for you.


Studying sentiment will always give you an edge

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John C Burford explains how gauging investor sentiment can help you time your trade entries and exits.

A beginner's guide to investing in gold

Everyone should have some gold in these torrid times. But how do you get hold of it? Here's the best place to get started.