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The MoneyWeek Podcast

This week, Merryn and John talk about gold, with special guest Alasdair McKinnon, manager of the Scottish Investment Trust, who explains why he's buying gold – and gold miners – now. (For more on gold miners, see this MoneyWeek cover story by Dominic Frisby)

For his March selections for the Moneyweek wine club, Matthew Jukes has picked six perfect dinner-party wines that should have gastronomes in seventh heaven.

Pick up a mixed case to taste them, then buy a case of your favourites!

 

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The latest Brexit twist means a long delay seems ever more likely

The speaker of the House of Commons has thrown a spanner in the works of Brexit that will prolong the process even further. John Stepek looks at the risks to your money.

Betting on politics: America's next president

The winner of next year’s US presidential contest is a tough call to make, says Matthew Partridge. Just don’t rule out Mike Pence.

Foreign & Colonial investment trust: must do better

Venerable investment trust Foreign & Colonial has a proud history, but its share price is in danger.

The most important event for markets this week

Markets are bracing themselves for another monetary policy meeting from the US Federal Reserve. John Stepek explains why it’s so important.

Chart of the week: US stocks are getting older

The average age of firms listed in the US has been rising for three decades. It’s now 20 years, twice the figure seen in the 1990s dotcom craze.

Christopher Wood: buy China and India

If you’re after cheap stocks, head to China and India, says analyst and author Christopher Wood.

The big share buyback controversy

US politicians have share buybacks in their sights. They may be right to do so, says John Stepek – but not for the reason they think.

Uzbekistan opens up to investors

Few had expected Uzbekistan’s president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, to change much when he took over in 2016. But he has embarked on major reforms, making it a frontier market to watch.

Deutsche-Commerzbank merger will be a disaster

The Deutsche-Commerzbank tie-up makes no sense and may spark another financial crisis.

The tax havens hoarding billions

Tax havens have come under scrutiny as governments scramble to fill their coffers. What, if anything, should be done about them? Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter: Tesla hits a pothole

Electric-car group Tesla has had a rough week. John Stepek looks at what was behind it, and at the rest of the global economy’s most important charts.

Modi expected to win India's upcoming election

India’s benchmark Nifty 50 index has jumped to a six-month high following the announcement that India’s national election will take place over five weeks between mid-April and late May.

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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.
A simple, easy to manage portfolio of six of the best investment trusts, selected by Merryn Somerset Webb, offering defensiveness, stability, exposure to growth, and some income.
Everyone should have some gold in these torrid times. But how do you get hold of it? Here's the best place to get started.

 

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