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In Mexico, 50 billion barrels of oil are up for grabs

Mexico's government is shaking up its oil industry. That's going to provide plenty of opportunities for investors, says James McKeigue.

Bill Bonner: hold on to your cash, the real financial crisis is yet to come

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Bill Bonner about economic cycles, and the 'catastrophic credit crisis' that will make 2008 look like a picnic.

5 March 1984: the miners' strike begins

On this day in March 1984, one of Britain's most acrimonious industrial disputes began when workers at Yorkshire's Cortonwood Colliery downed tools.

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The Greek crisis isn’t over. That’s reason enough to buy Greek shares

Greece leaving the euro could turn out to be the least worst outcome for Greeks and investors alike. Matthew Partridge explains why, and tips one exchange-traded fund to buy in the event of a ‘Grexit’.

FTSE investor? You’re in great position to benefit from new European QE

Sit tight with your UK-listed stocks, says Bengt Saelensminde. You’re about to feel the warm glow of European money printing.

Credit works on trust and I don’t trust credit

Once trust dries up, credit disappears, says Bill Bonner. Then the economy goes into freefall.

Investment trusts: Go hunting for value with 'Super Mario' Gabelli

Mario Gabelli is an investment legend and he’s just launched a new fund in London. David C Stevenson explains why smart investors should get onboard.

Turn the traffic jam into a pleasure with Becker

Howard Becker’s conversions have the feel of luxury offices on wheels.

Richard Spinks: Prospering on the lawless Russian frontier

Richard Spinks saw the potential for profits in developing land in Ukraine, says Matthew Partridge. But it’s not been without its hazards.

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

Risers & fallers

The best stocks to profit from liquid gold

The world is rapidly running out of water – back firms pioneering ways to recycle what's left and you stand to make big gains, says Matthew Partridge.

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.


When the euro breaks out of this trend, I expect it to rocket

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That the euro has fallen ahead of European money printing is expected, says John C Burford. But a sudden reversal will take many by surprise.


Two things every penny share investor should know

Equities – penny shares in particular – are the best way of getting a good return in the long term. But it requires the right attitude and strategy.