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Negative interest rates: the assault on savers

Negative interest rates are closer than you think – not to mention a ban on paper money. John Stepek looks at how you can defend your wealth.

Boom times for gold miners

One despised asset class that MoneyWeek has long been bullish on has done rather well. John Stepek explains why he’s sticking with gold miners.

Why companies aren’t cutting dividends

Investors treating shares like bonds makes it much harder for companies to cut dividends – another unintended consequence of bad monetary policy.

Sweden lets rip another salvo in the currency wars

Sweden’s Riksbank has pushed interest rates further into negative territory. How long is it before the rest of the world’s central banks follow suit? John Stepek explains what’s going on, and how it could affect you.

11 February 1990: Nelson Mandela is released from prison

On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 26 years, as South Africa began the process of dismantling apartheid.

What’s next for gold and gold stocks?

Gold stocks have had a tremendous month, with some up by 50%. Physical gold is up, too. Dominic Frisby looks at what the future might hold.

10 February 1906: HMS Dreadnought is launched

Britain upped the stakes in naval warfare when it launched the era-defining HMS Dreadnought on this day in 1906 – by far the most powerful ship of its day.

The biggest problem for banks: they aren’t very good at making money

There’s been a lot for investors to worry about lately. Now it’s the banks’ turn to freak everyone out. John Stepek explains why, and how to protect your wealth.

9 February 1995: Michael Foale becomes the first Briton to walk in space

Officially an astronaut with Nasa, Lincolnshire-born Dr Michael Foale became the first Briton to perform a spacewalk as part of the STS-63 Space Shuttle mission, on this day in 1995.

The next weapon in the war on cash: capital controls

Negative interest rates. A ban on large-denomination notes. If you know anything about central bankers, you’ll know what’s coming next, says Merryn Somerset Webb: capital controls.

Are we heading for mutually assured monetary destruction?

Central banks are operating a monetary ‘deterrence’ strategy, where the threat of action is enough to move markets. But eventually, you have to follow through. That’s when things get messy.

8 February 1971: Nasdaq begins trading

On this day in 1971, America’s “National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations” – or Nasdaq – began trading.

Hold onto your cash – negative rates could be coming here soon

Negative interest rates are fast becoming established as a central bank tool. Matthew Lynn looks at the three triggers that could see interest rates going negative here.

Malaysia’s curious corruption case

A state fund transferring a $681m donation to the PM’s account, dissenting ministers sacked and $4bn misappropriated – Malaysian democracy is under threat, says Simon Wilson.

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.

Negative interest rates and the road to Hell

The world’s central banks are rushing to impose negative interest rates. But with negative rates will come social disaster, says James Lewisohn.

Properties with moats

From a Grade I-listed Elizabethan hall in Norfolk to a 19th-century castle set in 40 acres of grounds in France.

Why I long for my old boat

Boats are a lot of trouble. But there’s always something romantic about owning one.

How Amanda Staveley helped save Barclays – and is now suing it for £1bn

Dealmaker Amanda Staveley was instrumental in helping to get Barclays out of its funding hole. But now she wants her share of the cash.

Three exciting currency trades

Charlie Morris of the Fleet Street Letter gives his take on where these three currencies are heading to next.

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