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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.


Refugees fleeing chaos storm Eurotunnel

Hundreds of refugees have tried to storm the Eurotunnel Paris terminal this week, attempting to sneak onto buses and trains.

The unlikely rise of Corbynmania

Few across the political spectrum would have foreseen the rise of Jeremy Corbyn as a serious contender to lead the Labour party. Piper Terrett reports.

Properties with holiday lets

From a Grade II-listed, 16th-century manor house in Exmoor National Park to a farmhouse with olive groves and views of the Uccellina Mountains in Tuscany.

China: gravity takes over in the stockmarket

Last Monday, the stockmarket in China fell by 8.5%, its worst day since early 2007, and second-worst percentage drop ever.

Chart of the week: is this the start of the bond crunch?

The commodities crunch is sparking problems in another market – junk bonds, as this chart shows.

Markets make the news – not vice versa

News watchers will have got burnt by the Fed announcement, says John C Burford. But not traders following Elliott wave theory.

Corbynmania is bad news for investors – but not for the reasons you think

Like them or loathe them, politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn have chimed with voters’ fears. John Stepek explains why investors need to take note.


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

Risers & fallers


Worker ownership may sound like a revolutionary idea. But actually it's a good way to boost capitalism – and returns for investors, says David Thornton. Here, he reveals how to profit.

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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Markets make the news – not vice versa

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News watchers will have got burnt by the Fed announcement, says John C Burford. But not traders following Elliott wave theory.


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.