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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Ukip MP Douglas Carswell about Greece, Europe, and how only the free market can fix our economic problems – centrally planned solutions always end in disaster.


How George Osborne could kill off Britain’s buy-to-let business

Changes announced in the Summer Budget could be brewing up a storm in the buy-to-let market. Dominic Frisby explains what that means for house prices.

Simon Chinnery: how to survive retirement in a world of 'pensions freedom'

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to JP Morgan’s Simon Chinnery about the changes in the world of pensions investments, and how the financial industry and consumers must respond.

T-bonds and Chinese stocks: we’re spoilt for choice

John C Burford explains why things are about to get interesting in one of his favourite swing-trading markets – US Treasuries.

China: this crash is a buying opportunity

Investors should view this summer’s China stock crash as a good opportunity to invest, says Rupert Foster

When will the Fed raise rates? And what does it mean for your money?

The US Federal Reserve is thinking of raising interest rates. John Stepek looks at how that would affect the global economy – and your money.

Markets: FTSE 100 bounces back

The FTSE 100 halted its slide and bounced back yesterday, climbing 0.8% to close at 6,555.

Keep an eye on the rout in junk bonds – it could spread fast

There have been ugly scenes in the junk bond market. It could turn into a full-blown panic – and that would be very bad news for stocks, says John Stepek.


From ADRs to Z scores – all the terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.

Risers & fallers


Africans who fled the continent seeking their fortunes are beginning to return – attracted by new job opportunities and a thriving consumer market. Smart investors should follow them home, says Matthew Partridge.

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.

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.

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T-bonds and Chinese stocks: we’re spoilt for choice

US T-bonds spread betting chart

John C Burford explains why things are about to get interesting in one of his favourite swing-trading markets – US Treasuries.


A beginner's guide to investing in gold

Everyone should have some gold in these torrid times. But how do you get hold of it? Here's the best place to get started.