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The golden age of television

Matthew Partridge picks the stocks to watch

There was a lot of hoo-ha about the Dow Jones index's jump above the 22,000 mark. But being weighted by share price means it is not particularly useful index to follow.
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.
How we watch TV is going through dramatic changes, with a rise in streaming services leading to a surge in demand for content. Matthew Partridge looks at how to invest.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Devil's Bargain, by Joshua Green
A look at the power behind Trump's throne
Win. Lose. Repeat, by Chris Stringman
One man's spread-betting nightmare
The Wisdom of Finance, by Mihir Desai
Finance and literature are not obvious bedfellows
Viking Economics, by George Lakey
Did the Scandinavians get it right?


Chart of the week: the return of the Celtic Tiger

Ireland’s economy has recovered so strongly since the financial crisis that yields on Irish government bonds are edging below French bond yields, despite France traditionally being deemed the better credit risk.

Do a reality check with the past before you invest

There is very little that’s new when investing. It’s always a good idea to look to the past so you don’t repeat other people’s mistakes.

Profit from the golden age of television

How we watch TV is going through dramatic changes, with a rise in streaming services leading to a surge in demand for content. Matthew Partridge looks at how to invest.

The credit crunch, a decade on: things were grim, even before Lehman exploded

Ten years on, it’s worth noting that the financial crisis didn’t begin with the Lehman Brothers collapse. John Stepek looks back at just how bad things had already got.

Bitcoin is a bubble – but bubbles change the world

There’s no doubt bitcoin is a bubble. But fear of missing out is trumping the fear of losing money. The top could be a long way off yet, says Dominic Frisby.

The credit crunch ten years on: the slow collapse of the banks

Ten years on from the credit crunch, John Stepek looks back at how the crisis in the world’s banking system unfolded, and how the authorities responded.

'Micro-confidence' and 'macro-pessimism': why UK entrepreneurs are in two minds about Brexit

Matthew Partridge talks to small business adviser Guy Rigby about how Brexit will affect Britain’s entrepreneurs – the lifeblood of the economy.


Risers & fallers