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Are women really better investors?

Studies seem to show that female investors outperform their male counterparts by quite a bit. Merryn Somerset Webb isn’t so sure that’s true.

Markets: FTSE 100 slips back

In yesterday’s markets, the FTSE 100 slipped 0.3% to 6,729, while most other world markets saw modest rises.

Markets: FTSE 100 ends the week on a high

In Friday’s markets, the FTSE 100 ended the week on a high, after a cut in Chinese interest rates and hopes of quantitative easing in Europe. The index climbed 1.1% to close at 6,750.

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'Would you rather upset God, or have Him just ignore you?'

In the first of three interviews with Merryn Somerset Webb, Hugh Hendry, manager of the Eclectica Fund, talks about what it takes to be a good hedge fund manager – and how he learned to stop worrying and love central banks.


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25 November 1947: The Hollywood Ten blacklisted

Today in 1947 ten Hollywood luminaries were blacklisted and their careers ruined after refusing to answer the questions of the House Un-American Activities Committee.