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investment platform comparison 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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How stocks profited from the union

The union between England and Scotland has been good for business, research has shown. UK equities have returned 12,700,000,000% since 1707.

Penny shares are shaking up banking

The banking industry is undergoing a radical change. It's called mobile banking and it's caught the traditional banks off-guard. That means you can still buy in for pennies.

22 September 1955: ITV's inaugural broadcast

On this day in 1955, at 7.15pm, Associated-Rediffusion made ITV's first television broadcast, followed an hour later by Britain's first TV advert.

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.


Forget the Scottish referendum - this is 2014’s most important vote

Brazil is in the throes of a tense presidential election campaign. James McKeigue looks at what the result could mean for investors.

Is this the 21st century’s most important invention?

The potential of the block chain – ‘bitcoin’s DNA’ – is immense, says Bengt Saelensminde. It could revolutionise everything from the money we use, to the NHS.

Secrets to getting rich

If you want to get rich, you first have to love being poor, says Bill Bonner.

Is it ever possible to be an ethical investor?

In theory, there’s nothing really wrong with ‘ethical investing’, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But when it comes down to the practice, things get complicated.

How to cope with exchange-rate risk

Exchange rates can have a big affect on your portfolio. Phil Oakley explains how to manage the risks and maybe even profit.


Risers & fallers


The stocks to buy as cash goes mobile

Apple's new toys may be thrilling for tech geeks, but the real excitement for investors lies in its new payment system, says David Thornton.


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.


How to invest in British fracking

David Stevenson takes an investor's view of fracking and shows you the real story behind this monumental opportunity, in a thought-provoking new video - Capital at risk


MONEYWEEK TRADER

Is the gold price ready to rally now?

Gold price spread betting chart

Gold is a slippery customer, says John C Burford. Just when you believe you have it figured out, it springs a surprise.


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.