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Latest Money Morning articles


What you can learn from Nick Train’s nightmare with Pearson

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Fund manager Nick Train has been remarkably successful. But the nightmare he’s had with one particular dodgy stock holds a lesson for every investor, says John Stepek.

Why you should stuff your Isa with these cheap funds

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It makes a lot of sense to open a stocks and shares Isa. But what should you put in it? John Stepek explains why passive funds are an ideal investment.

Isa revolution – or damp squib?

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The Lifetime Isa, designed for the big life events of buying your first home and retiring, launches soon. John Stepek looks at how it works, and whether it’s any good.

How passive funds are helping to drive the bubble in US stocks

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Index funds are pushing up the price of US stocks, despite the market already being overvalued. But that doesn’t mean you should abandon passive investing, says John Stepek.

What different types of Isa are there – and are they any good?

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Tax-free Isa accounts come in several different flavours in addition to plain cash or stocks & shares Isas. John Stepek looks at what’s available.

Warning: don’t touch lithium with a ten-foot bargepole

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Lithium is the fuel of the clean tech revolution. That’s sent the stocks of lithium producers soaring. But we’ve seen this story before, says Dominic Frisby. It never ends well.

How to avoid paying any tax on your investments

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The best way to increase your investment returns is to cut your costs. And one of the biggest costs is tax. John Stepek explains how to avoid it completely.

Hang on to your European stocks, despite the political mess

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Europe is beset by political, economic and financial crises. And it’s only going to get worse. But European stocks could still perform well this year, says John Stepek.

The “boring” bubble is close to bursting – the Unilever bid proves it

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Huge mega-mergers such as Kraft Heinz’s abandoned Unilever bid usually mark the top of the market. The “big, boring blue-chip” bubble is about to burst, says John Stepek.

The interest rate that really matters for investors

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Inflation in the US is at a five-year high and much higher than interest rates are at the moment. John Stepek explains what that means for your investments.

It’s only a matter of time before China has the biggest gold pile in the world

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Whoever has the most gold, makes the rules, says Dominic Frisby. For the moment, that’s the US – but don’t count on things staying that way.

Is this the end of the “Greenspan put” era?

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Janet Yellen is talking tough. Interest rates will rise this year, she says. So, asks John Stepek, is this really the end for the Fed’s loose monetary policy?

The tug-of-war in the oil market is about to start up again

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With Opec sticking to its cut in production, the oil price is hovering around $50 a barrel. But Donald Trump could easily change that, says John Stepek.

The idea that there’s a bubble in passive investment is nonsense

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There has been a lot of media coverage recently on how passive investment is in a bubble. Don’t believe a word of it, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

How a French revolution could trigger the next global financial crisis

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If Marine Le Pen becomes French president, we could see the world’s largest-ever sovereign default, and a new financial crisis, says John Stepek.

In MoneyWeek this week: taming the investment jungle

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This week in MoneyWeek: how to survive in the jungle of high inflation and high growth; sage advice for cohabiting lovers; and the rise of the robo-adviser.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Aegean

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Greece is back in the headlines with the same old problem: too much debt and no hope of ever paying it off. John Stepek looks at what happens next.

What’s next for the US dollar?

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A potential peak in industrial metals prices could mean the US dollar is set to go higher. But nothing is certain, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s how he’s playing it.

This year’s French election turmoil could be a cracking buying opportunity

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People are waking up to the idea that Marine Le Pen could win the French election. If she does, it would create a great buying opportunity for investors.

The best way to play the commodities boom

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A new exchange-traded fund that tracks commodity prices has become Europe’s fastest-selling ETF ever. But it’s not the best way to invest in commodities, says John Stepek.

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