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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Ukip MP Douglas Carswell about Greece, Europe, and how only the free market can fix our economic problems – centrally planned solutions always end in disaster.


Three reasons to invest in the new cornerstone of Asian trade

Asia’s retail market is transforming, and with it the continent’s logistics business. Astute investors should get exposure, says Lars Henrikson.

Now I’ve got a clear signal on the Dow

The Dow Jones has been foggy until now. But using his chart-trading methods, John C Burford clears a path to his next trade.

Why we should stop paying dividends to short-term investors

Short-termism is damaging growth and productivity. Good news, then, that Hillary Clinton wants to do something about it. But her plan doesn’t go far enough, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What the Chinese stockmarket crash means for your money

Chinese stockmarkets have seen huge losses recently. So are they on the verge of collapse? Or could we be at the start of a long bull market? John Stepek investigates.

Three good reasons to get out of buy-to-let now

Alarm bells should be ringing for buy-to-let investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It won’t take much to tip the market over, dotcom-style.

Markets: FTSE 100 continues its slide

The FTSE 100 continued its slide on Friday, falling a further 1.1% to close at 6,579.

The “internet of things”

One day, your thermostat will tell your kettle it’s cold and order it to rustle up a cuppa for you. That day is closer than you might think.


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

Risers & fallers


Africans who fled the continent seeking their fortunes are beginning to return – attracted by new job opportunities and a thriving consumer market. Smart investors should follow them home, says Matthew Partridge.

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.

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Now I’ve got a clear signal on the Dow

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The Dow Jones has been foggy until now. But using his chart-trading methods, John C Burford clears a path to his next trade.


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.