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How to profit from the P2P revolution

The world is changing. New, powerful networks are changing the way we live, work and think. The MoneyWeek team have spent the last six months investigating the peer-to-peer phenomenon and would like to show you our best ideas of how you can profit from it.
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Merryn Somerset Webb's Japan diary

MoneyWeek's editor in chief, Merryn Somerset Webb, reports from Tokyo on Japan's economy, markets, and the prospects for investors.
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22 October 1962: Start of the Cuban Missile Crisis

On this day in 1962, the Kennedy administration issued its famous ultimatum – either the USSR removes its nuclear weapons from Cuba or else.

Shale gas 'fracking' promises to transform Britain's energy market. Find out what it is, what it means, and how to invest.

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


Do pension policies get more short-termist than this?

Letting savers migrate from final salary pension schemes to defined contribution schemes – where they can get their hands on the money early – is incredibly short-sighted, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Are we all turning Japanese?

Central bankers seem to be intent on repeating Japan’s mistakes, says Bill Bonner.

What dating tells you about markets

Can economic theory help you to find love? Matthew Partridge reviews Paul Oyer’s new book that sets out to prove it can.

What you can learn from Warren Buffett’s bad day

Warren Buffett, one of the world’s greatest investors, lost nearly $1bn yesterday. John Stepek looks at what that can teach the ordinary investor.

Investor relations: is there no end to these bloody meetings?

Healthy investor relations are an important part of investing. But as David Thornton explains, you can have too much of a good thing.

Declaring war on inflation

Inflation is a statistical mirage, says Bill Bonner. It has no meaning in the real world.


Risers & fallers


How to profit as the price of oil hits the skids

The oil price is stuck in a downward trend. That may be bad for oil producers, but it's good for consumer economies like ours. John Stepek explains how you could profit.


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.


MONEYWEEK TRADER

The Aussie bounces – but will it last?

AUD/USD spread betting chart

The Australian dollar has rallied from its recent falls. John C Burford sets his tramlines to track the currency’s progress in the charts.


PENNY SLEUTH

How to buy and sell penny shares

Small-cap stock expert David Thornton explains how to choose a broker and the ins and outs of investing in penny shares.