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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.

Noel Biderman: The King of Infidelity dethroned by hackers

Noel Biderman, the founder of adulterous affairs website Ashley Madison, claims he’s the saviour of marriages. His many critics beg to differ.

Trends only start when (almost) everybody is wrong

Trends change when almost everybody least expects it, says John C Burford. Let the charts be your guide.

Are we facing another Asian crisis?

Recent sharp falls in emerging-market currencies have drawn parallels with the 1997 Asian crisis. Are we facing a similar situation? Cris Sholto Heaton investigates.

Hold fire on that Beemer buy

The new Jaguar XE gives BMW and Mercedes a run for their money.

Three bets on a bounceback

Professional stock picker Alex Wright tips three beaten up and unloved London-listed stocks to buy now.

Why I’m not afraid of China’s slowdown affecting Latin America

China’s slowdown has got investors in commodity-rich Latin America running for the hills. But that, as James McKeigue explains, is a costly mistake.

Is China’s miracle at an end?

Chinese markets have been in turmoil. But does this signal trouble in the wider economy? Is it too heading for a crash? Matthew Partridge investigates.

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

Risers & fallers

China's plunging stocks have sent shockwaves around the world. Andrew Van Sickle looks at what's going on and explains what it means for your money.

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.


Trends only start when (almost) everybody is wrong

Dow Jones spread betting chart

Trends change when almost everybody least expects it, says John C Burford. Let the charts be your guide.

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.