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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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Everything you need to know about investment platforms

When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa, there are several investment platforms (also known as fund supermarkets) to choose from. Here's what you need to know.

How to make the new pension rules work for you

This short series of emails explains what has changed under the new pension rules, how it might affect you and what options there are to take advantage.

31 July 1703: Daniel Defoe pilloried for seditious libel

On this day in 1703, journalist, novelist and English spy Daniel Defoe was sentenced to three days in the pillory for writing a satirical pamphlet.

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.

BP warns of sanctions pain

The oil giant has warned that sanctions will hit its operations in Russia.

How Lloyds picked our pocket

Lloyds has admitted to ripping off the taxpayer despite the bank having been bailed out with public funds.

Is the financial crisis finally behind us?

After four years, Britain’s economic output is back to where it was before the financial crisis.

Not much of a milestone

Britain’s GDP is back to where it was before the recession – except, it isn’t really, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Investors should head for the bunkers

Tensions are rising between the West and Russia, and this will impact the economy. Prepare to protect your investments, says John Stepek.

Risers & fallers

Investors should head for the bunkers

Tensions are rising between the West and Russia, and this will impact the economy. Prepare to protect your portfolio, says John Stepek. Here, he tips the best 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.

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


Aussie v US dollar: how to handle a losing trade

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Many traders would turn away from a market that handed them a losing trade, says John C Burford. But that would often be a big mistake.


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.