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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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Merryn Somerset Webb's Japan diary

MoneyWeek's editor in chief, Merryn Somerset Webb, reports from Tokyo on Japan's economy, markets, and the prospects for investors.
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21 October 1520: Magellan finds the path to the Pacific

On this day in 1520, a fleet of five ships, led by Ferdinand Magellan in search of a passage to the Pacific, first entered the waterway that now bears his name.

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.

Declaring war on inflation

Inflation is a statistical mirage, says Bill Bonner. It has no meaning in the real world.

China slowdown: time for investors to climb on board?

Latest figures show China’s economy is slowing down. But now could be the perfect time for investors to get in to Chinese stocks, says John Stepek.

Buy high, sell higher: riding the momentum investing wave

Betting that price trends will continue is a very risky strategy, says Phil Oakley. But it can also be very profitable.

Smart beta funds: The best of both worlds

Smart beta funds can give you the benefits of active management, but with much lower fees. David C Stevenson looks at four such funds.

How falling oil prices will affect Latin America

Many Latin American countries depend on oil exports for income, says James McKeigue. Falling crude prices could spell trouble ahead.

Don’t let a bit of volatility put you off – stocks are still your best bet

Despite all the market turmoil, it’s best to stick with stocks, says Bengt Saelensminde. After all, there’s nowhere else to go.

Risers & fallers

How to profit as the price of oil hits the skids

The oil price is stuck in a downward trend. That may be bad for oil producers, but it's good for consumer economies like ours. John Stepek explains how you could profit.

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.


Has Royal Mail turned the corner?

Royal Mail share price chart

Elliott wave theory is great for giving you an idea of where the market is heading, says John C Burford. That’s invaluable for swing traders.


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.