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Pawnbroking is big business in Asia – here's how to profit

Asian banks turn away millions of customers every year. Lars Henriksson explains how that's created a lucrative market for investors.

Paul Hodges: house prices to fall 50% in 'Great Unwinding'

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews Paul Hodges about deflation, the global economy's 'Great Unwinding', and how Britain's house prices could halve.

26 January 1808: Australia's Rum Rebellion

On this day in 1808, Major George Johnson carried out the only forceful takeover of power in Australian history during the Rum Rebellion.

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.


Don’t be fooled by QE – stocks will crash hard

Contrary to received opinion, central bankers can’t fix the world’s problems. John C Burford explains why Mario Draghi is no exception.

Zombie capitalists have eaten innovation

Policy makers are killing off America’s wealth creators, says Bill Bonner.

A lesson from Winnie-the-Pooh for a Europe that's gorging on ECB honey

Just like Winnie-the-Pooh, the eurozone is going to have to go on a diet to get itself out of the hole it’s stuck in, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Without serious change, Britain is on course for a Greek-style debt bomb

The Greek debt problem is well known. What isn’t so well known, says Bengt Saelensminde, is that the UK is in just as deep a hole as Greece.

Why we’re collecting less income tax – the rise of the black economy

The economy is improving, a but the amount of personal income tax raised isn’t rising. One reason is the sheer size of the black economy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Pawnbroking is big business in Asia – here are three best stocks to profit

Asian banks turn away millions of customers every year. Lars Henriksson explains how that’s created a lucrative market for investors.


Risers & fallers


The best-quality European stocks to buy now

Everyone has their eyes on Mario Draghi this week. But as Dr Matthew Partridge points out, there's more to Europe than the ECB boss. Here, he picks the best European stocks to buy now.


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

Don’t be fooled by QE – stocks will crash hard

Mario Draghi © Getty images

Contrary to received opinion, central bankers can’t fix the world’s problems. John C Burford explains why Mario Draghi is no exception.


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.