Book, film and theatre reviews

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MoneyWeek's film theatre and book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment, plus film and theatre reviews.


Book review: make technical analysis work for you

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If you’re a trader, then Crowd Money is a book that you should definitely read, says Matthew Partridge.

The Art of Execution: How the world’s best investors get it wrong and still make millions by Lee Freeman-Shor

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The Art of Execution
An easy read with sensible conclusions, says Cris Sholto Heaton. It’s just a shame there isn’t more of it.

Are drug dealers different from other business owners?

Book review: Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel
Narconomics by Tom Wainwright is a pithy and engaging argument on drug law reform.

The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King

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Book review: The End of Alchemy
Former Bank of England boss Mervyn King’s The End of Alchemy certainly provides plenty of food for thought, says Matthew Partridge.

The best books on investing for beginners

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Four of the best books on passive investing, from a very simple introduction to an in-depth analysis.

How To Own The World: A Plain English Guide To Thinking Globally And Investing Wisely by Andrew Craig

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Book review: How To Own The World
Large parts of Andrew Craig’s book might make for uncomfortable reading, says Matthew Partridge. That’s why you need to read it.

How to protect yourself from scams

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Book review: The Book Of Scams
Rodney Hobson’s book on the tricks fraudsters use is particularly timely, says Matthew Partridge.

The hedgies who blew up housing

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Film review: The Big Short
The Big Short is about more than just smart people getting rich, says Matthew Partridge. This is one financial film you should definitely watch.

The best reads of 2015

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A roundup of the best books published in the last year on economics and finance.

Six books to read this Christmas

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Merryn Somerset Webb picks six of the best books about finance and economics to dip into over the festive period.

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