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Latest Money Morning articles


South Korea is astoundingly dynamic – but should you invest there?

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South Korea’s post-war success, driven by the dynamism of its people, is an astounding economic feat. But has it translated into stockmarket returns, and should you invest? Dominic Frisby investigates.

Carillion’s lesson for investors: pay attention to short-sellers

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Support services group Carillion’s share price collapse has made a lot of short-sellers very happy. Here, John Stepek explains shorting, and what it means for the average investor.

Cheap money isn’t the only reason to invest in Japan, but it helps

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Unlike other developed markets, Japan’s supply of central-bank-created free money shows no sign of drying up. But that’s not the only reason to invest there, says John Stepek.

Have we already seen the top of the market?

Minutes from the ECB clearly show that interest rates will soon rise. Markets will have to get used to it, says John Stepek. We may already have seen the top.

This week in MoneyWeek: what makes a great business leader?

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In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: how to spot great companies before they achieve greatness; two tech stock funds to buy now; and how volatile is your ETF?

We’re all ten years older and deeper in debt

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It’s ten years since the UK’s last interest-rate rise. Much has changed since then. But the economy is as broken as ever. John Stepek explores ways to fix it.

Central bankers are playing a giant game of Jenga with markets

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Forget interest rates or money-printing, central bankers’ most useful tool is expectations management. Tugging at bricks, testing reactions, keeping markets from tumbling. John Stepek explains how to play the game.

The real threat to tech giants

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There are many reasons to worry about tech stocks: high valuations and the risk of interest-rate rises, for example. But the biggest threat by far, says John Stepek, is politics.

Worried you might own a closet tracker fund? Time to get to know your portfolio better

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Many investors are being ripped off by expensive closet tracker funds. You could be one of them. John Stepek explains how to check, and what to do if you are.

Don't wait for the regulator – here's how to avoid being ripped off on fund fees

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The financial regulator is to act against rip-off fund fees. But don’t wait for the FCA to do something, says John Stepek. Take matters into your own hands now.

This week in MoneyWeek: what you can learn from history’s greatest investors

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This Week in MoneyWeek magazine: what you can earn from history’s best investors; five high-quality emerging-market funds; and a new way to buy into big-name bonds.

How owning a home in Britain became a luxury

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Home ownership has fallen sharply as house prices have spiralled out of control. The reason behind it is clear, says John Stepek. And there’s only one way to fix it.

How and where to buy bitcoins in the UK

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There are many ways of buying in to the bitcoin boom. Dominic Frisby looks at the most common, and explains exactly how to buy bitcoins in the UK.

How 0% interest rates have mutated our economy

John Stepek explains just how much damage has been done to the economy by keeping interest rates at virtually zero percent.

The real reason central bankers don’t want to raise interest rates

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Interest rates have remained at “emergency levels” since the financial crisis of 2008, despite solid economic growth around the world. John Stepek explains what’s really going on.

This week in MoneyWeek: Turkey will stuff emerging markets investors

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In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: the next emerging-market meltdown will begin in Turkey, Britain’s new-car market could be heading for trouble, and don’t get ripped off by high fund fees.

Has Argentina confirmed that the bond bull market is well and truly over?

Serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. Investors beware, says John Stepek. It’s the sort of thing you can only get away with at the top of the market.

Oil is back in a bear market - how much longer will it last?

The oil price has fallen to around $45 a barrel. John Stepek examines the reasons behind the oil bear market, and asks how much further prices are likely to fall.

Gold investors are going to need all their patience this year

For many years, gold performed outstandingly, rising up to 20% a year. But the tide turned. Now the price is meandering frustratingly. Dominic Frisby asks where it will go next.

Do investors need to worry about the Qatar dispute?

Qatar, one of the world’s richest nations and one of its biggest energy producers, is embroiled in a diplomatic spat with its neighbours. Here’s how it might affect you.

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