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The 1990s trend for past winners to lag value sectors is back. Play it by buying European financials, energy firms and emerging markets, says The Fleet Street Letter's Charlie Morris.
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Platinum and palladium, used in catalytic converters for diesel and petrol engines respectively, have come roaring back this year, and there is scope for more price rises.

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Mervyn King, ex-governor of the Bank of England, about the EU referendum, monetary policy, and the role of the IMF.

The smartest way to invest in the rise of the electric car

Battery technology is going to change the way we travel, says Nick O’Connor. That presents huge opportunities for investors as demand for lithium goes through the roof.

Nicola Sturgeon’s right about one thing…

The Treasury is insulting the intelligence of voters, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Vote Leave, get Remain?

A vote to leave the EU doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what we’ll get, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The EU referendum is not the same as the Scottish referendum

People are recycling arguments from the Scottish independence referendum in the EU debate. But they’re not the same, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Why now looks a good time to back Japan over the US

There are many reasons to buy Japanese stocks over US stocks. Here, John Stepek outlines three of the most compelling.

Markets: FTSE 100 slips back

The FTSE 100 slipped back yesterday, falling 0.3% to close at 6,136.

Andy Haldane is wrong: pensions aren’t complicated

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, claims he doesn’t understand pensions. But despite what everyone thinks, says Merryn Somerset Webb, they’re not complicated at all.

The “elites” don’t get it – no one trusts them anymore

The financial elite led us into the 2008 crisis. And those same people are still in charge. John Stepek looks at where they might lead us next.

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