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The assets to buy now – February 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

The assets to buy now – January 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on which assets to buy now.

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UK house price indices

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Property: the MoneyWeek view

February 2016: Rents still looking robust Turmoil in equity markets may not be good for UK commercial property – although it is often more defensive than shares. But prospects for rental growth still look fairly solid, especially in hot spots such as London offices, where availability of prime property remains relatively tight.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

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The assets to buy now – January 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on which assets to buy now.

Where next for Britain’s house prices?

Will interest rates rise – and if so, when? And what will that mean for our property values? John Stepek chairs our Roundtable discussion.

Not a time to be a buy-to-let landlord

Back when MoneyWeek started, buy-to-let seemed a really good idea. It was. Now, though, it really isn’t, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The assets to buy now – December 2015

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

Political risk and investing lesson number one: don’t be an easy target

The chancellor has made it clear that he has buy-to-let investors firmly in his sights. John Stepek explains what it means for the economy, and for the property market.

It’s a great time to buy a ski chalet of your very own

Skiing is under threat, with fewer and fewer people doing it. But that’s great news for enthusiasts who want to buy a property, says Marina Gerner.

The world’s most bubbly housing markets

Swiss bank UBS has compiled an index of the most bubbly housing markets in the world. No prizes for guessing who comes top.

Britain’s housing shortage is shrinking – what does that mean for prices?

Business is booming for housebuilders, with over 150,000 homes built last year. John Stepek looks at what that means for Britain’s sky-high house prices.

The great house price crash – is it really all over?

For much of the UK, house prices have yet to get back to their peak levels, says John Stepek. And for buy-to-let landlords, there may be worse to come.

The assets to buy now - November 2015

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. We look at how the major asset classes have performed in the last 15 years – and what we expect for the next 15.

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