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The golden age of television

Matthew Partridge picks the stocks to watch

There was a lot of hoo-ha about the Dow Jones index's jump above the 22,000 mark. But being weighted by share price means it is not particularly useful index to follow.
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.
How we watch TV is going through dramatic changes, with a rise in streaming services leading to a surge in demand for content. Matthew Partridge looks at how to invest.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Devil's Bargain, by Joshua Green
A look at the power behind Trump's throne
Win. Lose. Repeat, by Chris Stringman
One man's spread-betting nightmare
The Wisdom of Finance, by Mihir Desai
Finance and literature are not obvious bedfellows
Viking Economics, by George Lakey
Did the Scandinavians get it right?


Markets aren't pricing in a political panic

Ray Dalio, the world’s top hedge fund manager, is reining in his horns, says John Stepek. Not because of the markets – but because of politics.

The charts that matter suggest that investors are nervous

John Stepek explains why the gold price spiked up last week, and catches up with the action in the other markets.

US stocks may be more overvalued than they’ve ever been before

It’s no secret that US stocks have been expensive for quite some time, says John Stepek. But even so, few investors realise quite how eye-wateringly expensive they’ve become.

Leaving the Customs Union could cause border chaos

If Britain decides to leave the Customs Union after Brexit, expect there to be chaos on the roads, says Matthew Partridge.

Five ways to build a better Brexit

Business ought to stop moaning about Brexit, and start shaping it. Matthew Lynn suggests five places where it can start.

The NHS funding gap

Britain’s National Health Service always seems to be in crisis and running out of cash. Is it really, and what can be done? Alex Rankine reports.

If only you’d invested in: Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in central and eastern Europe, says Ben Judge – and it is flying high.


Risers & fallers