Investments

London IPOs are booming

The doom and gloom about Britain’s economic prospects has had no impact on initial public offerings (IPOs).

Brazil’s run is far from over

Brazilian stocks are on a roll. The benchmark Bovespa index gained 40% in 2016 and has notched up another 30% this year.

Where to find the world’s cheapest stocks

Many global stockmarkets have hit new all-time peaks this year. So where can you still find value?

The fountain of youth will spout money for investors

Life expectancy has doubled in just a few generations, and the trend will continue,  Jim Mellon tells Merryn Somerset Webb. That’s an opportunity for investors.

A crackdown on the estate-agent cartel

Estate agents don’t immediately spring to mind when most people think of illegal cartels. But it’s worth doing your research to make sure you’re not overcharged for selling your home.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK press

Riding the hype cycle

Professional investor Richard Clode picks three stocks from the exciting tech sector.

A new rival for bitcoin – and for cash

Cryptocurrency Ripple was created by a California-based start-up of the same name as a way for financial institutions to make cross-border payments quickly and securely.

Chart of the week: silver has some catching up to do

It takes 76 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold. Yet the average over the past century has been 40.

Netflix feeds the beast

The video-streaming giant is burning cash like a dotcom. Will investors remain patient? Alice Gråhns reports.

The hidden risks of ETFs

Many fear that passive investing could lead to the next stock-market crash. Are they right to worry, asks John Stepek.

Don’t ignore this veteran fund

New funds may be grabbing all the attention, says David C Stevenson. But investors shouldn’t avoid these veterans.

Three unusual bonds for large investors

Oliver Butt sets out three bonds that offer both a high return for big spenders.

How to invest in the next Google while it’s still small

Picking the start-up stars of the future can be a potential minefield, but listed incubators and accelerators offer some great buying opportunities, says Frédéric Guirinec.

Electric cars are just the start – our entire energy infrastructure is being disrupted

The rise of the electric car has seen big advances in battery technology. But the real game changer is renewable energy, says John Stepek.

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