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The Kids' Portfolio: the four best funds to buy for your children

Investing for your children's long-term future is an excellent idea. But what should you buy? The Kids' Portfolio is a simple collection of four funds intended to be tucked away for 20 to 40 years.

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.

6 May 1840: the launch of the Penny Black stamp 


Britain's postal system underwent radical reform on this day in 1840, with the introduction of the Universal Penny Post and the Penny Black stamp.


Tim Price: what the bond market and the Berlin Wall have in common

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Tim Price about the 'dysfunctional' financial environment, and when the world's culture of debt will finally collapse.





Get ready for a tidal wave of buying in Chinese stocks

Merryn Somerset Webb explains why pretty soon everyone is going to want to get their hands on Chinese stocks.

The lottery election

Merryn Somerset Webb explains how one couple’s lottery win could change British history.

What to expect after the election

Desperate last-minute vote-grabbing has muddied the waters. John Stepek peers through the murk.

Gold took a nosedive, but my bullish roadmap didn’t change

The market in gold may have collapsed before the weekend. But John C Burford explains why he’s sticking to his guns.

Sebastian Lyon: the next crisis will be about money itself

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Troy Asset Management’s Sebastian Lyon about markets, debt – and why monetary policy has become “totally unhinged”.

Election 2015: sterling’s fate could hinge on Thursday’s result

The pound has been surprisingly stable compared to the lead-up to the 2010 election. But that could all change after tomorrow. Dominic Frisby explains why – and gives his election predictions.


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


Risers & fallers


Election 2015: What to expect, and what it'll mean for you

Desperate last-minute vote-grabbing has muddied the waters. John Stepek peers through the murk to see how it will affect your wealth in the coming months.


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

Gold took a nosedive, but my bullish roadmap didn’t change

Gold price spread betting chart

The market in gold may have collapsed before the weekend. But John C Burford explains why he’s sticking to his guns.


PENNY SLEUTH

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