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investment platform comparison Hugh Hendry: 'Would you rather upset God, or have Him ignore you?'

In a series of three short videos, Merryn Somerset-Webb talks to Hugh Hendry, manager of the Eclectica hedge fund, about everything from China to the US, Europe, and Japan.

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China's economic slowdown hits consumers

China's slowdown is spreading to consumers. Sales of 'everyday' goods such as food and toiletries are growing by just 3% year-on-year.

How to profit from Thailand's solar energy boom

Demand for energy in Thailand is going through the roof. The best option is solar, says Lars Henriksson. Here he picks five of the country's best solar energy stocks..

26 November 1703: Britain hit by the original 'Great Storm'

Town and country were left devastated, hundreds of ships were lost and thousands died when the worst storm in the history of Britain reached its peak on this day in 1703.

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.

How to unlearn hundreds of years of painful lessons

The entire world is living in FantasyLand, says Bill Bonner.

The Swiss could be on the brink of saving gold

Switzerland is holding a referendum which could force its central bank to buy hundreds of tonnes of gold. Bengt Saelensminde looks at how this could affect investors.

The state of the stockmarkets, part 2

The world’s stockmarkets are at a major set of crossroads, says John C Burford. We could be at the start of some historic moves.

This tech bull market is only just getting going – there’s still time to buy

The bull market in tech stocks will be the story of 2015, says Dominic Frisby. Buy in while there’s still time.

Markets: FTSE 100 little changed

The FTSE 100 saw little change yesterday, adding just two points to close at 6,731.

The Fed has turned off the QE tap – for now

America has stopped QE for now. But it’ll be back as soon as prices start falling, says Bill Bonner.

Risers & fallers

Sell London, buy Somerset? What's next for property

Should you buy in London? Or can you get more for your money in the country? Merryn Somerset Webb chairs our Roundtable on buying property.

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.


The state of the stockmarkets, part 2

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The world’s stockmarkets are at a major set of crossroads, says John C Burford. We could be at the start of some historic moves.


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.