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Roaring back

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Based abroad? Avoid portfolio bonds

If you’re an expat expecting to return to the UK, you might be offered portfolio bonds. But as David Prosser explains, they’re rarely a good idea.

Reasons to be bullish on oil

The quiet recovery in the oil price is a trend that hasn’t been getting as much attention as it should, but it may offer a trading opportunity, says Matthew Partridge.

An adventurous play on oil

David C Stevenson tips three of his favourite funds to profit from the rebound in the oil price.

Festive cheer for retailers

Britain’s retailers had a bumper Christmas, but investors should remain cautious, says Ben Judge.

Albert Edwards: a bruised but persistent bear

Societe Generale’s Albert Edwards is particularly worried about the eurozone, with Italian banks merely a symptom of the problem.

Turkey goes from bad to worse

Turkey is closer to a full-blown currency crisis than at any time in the last 15 years.

Can the uranium rally keep going?

Last week the price of uranium bounced by 10% after Kazakhstan, the world’s biggest producer, said it would cut output by a tenth, or 3% of total global production.

Argentina returns from the frontier

Index provider MSCI has said it will assess whether Argentina can be considered an emerging market again.

Trump’s mood swings will depress stocks

There is little to cushion the impact of Trump’s mood swings on the market, says Andrew Van Sickle. Investors are in for a bumpy few months.

Sclerotic Europe loosens up

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index last hit an all-time peak two years ago. But in the past few weeks it has bounced back to a 12-month high.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to this week’s share tips.

Chart of the week: the FTSE 100’s impressive run-up

Britain’s blue-chip index has been on a tear, notching up new record highs for 14 days in a row. It is the first time this has happened since the FTSE 100’s inception in 1984.

Can Trump really make America great again?

The US has a new president unlike any other – what are the implications for investors of The Donald’s dominion? Rupert Foster reports.

Is the US dollar bull market on its last legs, or only just beginning?

Donald Trump thinks the US dollar might be too strong. And that may be true. But it could get a lot stronger from here, says John Stepek.

Have we finally seen the bottom for the pound?

As Theresa May outlined her Brexit vision, the pound staged a monster rally. There will be more wobbles, says Dominic Frisby. But the worst could now be over for sterling.

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