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This week in MoneyWeek: how to get a second passport

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In MoneyWeek magazine this week: why getting a second passport is probably a good idea (and how to go about it); how to invest in gold; and how to hedge against market shocks.

The biggest surprise of 2017 so far

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Donald Trump’s protectionism, inflationism, and macho attitude were supposed to be terrible for emerging markets. But that hasn’t happened. John Stepek explains why, and what investors can learn.

How central banks created the bubble in passive investing

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The rise of passive investing is a result of rock bottom interest rates. That’s good in the long term, but could cause pain in the short term, says John Stepek.

How to invest your kids’ pocket money

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Dominic Frisby picks the best place to lock away some cash for his children’s future.

How debt is eating away at the foundations of the equity market

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With credit so cheap, companies are taking on more and more debt, while at the same time buying back equity. That could spell trouble, says John Stepek.

Bad news for markets – Trump isn’t in charge

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The US stockmarket has already priced in Donald Trump’s fiscal stimulus plans. But he’s going to have trouble delivering, says John Stepek. And that could send stocks tumbling.

Is this the end of the line for the Trump trade?

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President Donald Trump has stuck his party with a take it or leave it ultimatum over his healthcare reforms. The outcome, says John Stepek, could have serious consequences for investors.

This week in MoneyWeek: brainy world-beaters

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This week in MoneyWeek magazine: profit from university research; buy into cutting edge healthcare, and how trackers beat hedge funds almost every time.

The companies most vulnerable to the rising tide of populism

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It’s tempting to ignore the populism sweeping the West. But it could seriously damage your investments. John Stepek explains why, and how to adjust your strategy to cope.

It’s quiet out there. Too damn quiet

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Driven by record amounts of money pouring in to exchange-traded funds, markets are starting to feel a little overheated, says John Stepek. Are we nearing the top?

Tired of elections? I’ve got some bad news for you

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There’s a lot of talk at the moment about a snap general election before spring is out. John Stepek looks at what that would mean for investors.

How to invest as the Fed falls behind the curve

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The Federal Reserve has raised US interest rates, but the “real” rate remains negative once inflation is factored in. John Stepek explains how it affects you.

The best ways to invest in gold

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From ETFs and allocated accounts to sovereigns and Britannias, Dominic Frisby looks at some of the best ways to buy and sell gold.

What you can learn from Hugh Hendry's latest bets on the eurozone

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Successful hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry is taking out insurance against Marine Le Pen winning the French presidential election. John Stepek explains why, and what it tells us.

Why the bad news for landlords is just beginning

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Rents are falling for the first time in years. It could be a turning point for the UK’s mad property market, says John Stepek.

Will we see a repeat of 2008? Yes – but not in the UK

With the world swimming in debt, there is certain to be a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis – but not in the UK. John Stepek explains why.

Can the market really cope with higher interest rates?

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Not long ago, the markets were discounting a US interest rate rise this month. But now, it looks like a foregone conclusion. John Stepek explains why, and what it means.

This week in MoneyWeek: how blockchain will change the way we do business

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This week in MoneyWeek: how blockchain will change the world, six funds for your portfolio, and how to spot the red flags in company reports.

The Budget was boring – and that was a huge mistake

The chancellor had a golden opportunity to simplify Britain’s tax system yesterday. But all he did was tinker around the edges. It’s time to be bold, says John Stepek.

Here’s what the chancellor should do today

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At almost ten million words, the UK tax code is the world’s longest and most incomprehensible. Today, the chancellor has a real opportunity to change that, says Dominic Frisby.

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