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Giles Hargreave: investment guru aiming high with small companies

As London's Alternative Investment Market reaches its 20th birthday, Kam Patel talks to Giles Hargreave – the best small companies investor in Britain today – about investing in Aim shares.

I've found a fantastic way to play Colombia's $50bn infrastructure boom

Peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels could clear the way for the development of the country's infrastructure. James McKeigue reveals the best way to profit.

30 March 1867: Russia sells Alaska to the United States of America

With the American Civil War out of the way, US Secretary of State William Seward agreed on a deal to buy Alaska from Russia, on this day in 1867.


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Think you can spend your pension and fall back on benefits? Think again

Fritter away your pension and the government is determined the welfare state won’t bail you out, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There are, however, a few loopholes.

The Bank of England is arguing about interest rates again

Two big hitters at the Bank of England disagree on where interest rates will head next. Who should you believe? Bengt Saelensminde explains.

I’ve found a fantastic way to play Colombia’s $50bn infrastructure boom

Peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels could clear the way for the development of the country’s infrastructure. James McKeigue reveals the best way to profit.

The bubbles are swelling – get out while you can

Bill Bonner explains why US stocks are vulnerable to a sharp correction.

Portuguese perfection for golf fans

The Oitavos, a five-star luxury hotel on the Lisbon Portuguese coast, in the Quinta da Marinha resort, is home to a top-ranking golf course.

Does it pay to be an ethical investor?

Ethical investing is a bone of contention among fund managers. Matthew Partridge looks at the arguments for and against.


From ADRs to Z scores, find explanations of all those terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.


Risers & fallers


Britain's finances are broken - here's what you should do

George Osborne's Budget speech was full of paltry tweaks that will fail to deliver the serious spending overhaul Britain needs, says James Ferguson.


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

My surgical strike in the euro

EUR/USD spread betting chart

Swing trader John C Burford takes advantage of a temporary weakness in the very old and tired euro bear trend for a tasty 400-pip profit.


PENNY SLEUTH

How to buy and sell penny shares

Small-cap stock expert David Thornton explains the ins and outs of investing in penny shares. Read more penny share articles