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In a rare solo podcast, John Stepek talks about the problems with modern monetary theory (MMT; sometimes called the "magic money tree") – a way for America to fund its "Green New Deal" – and why governments can't be trusted with it.

For his February selections, Matthew Jukes picks six great value Burgundies from top-flight specialist Haynes Hanson & Clark. Three whites from 2017 and three older, more mellow reds; all drinking now.

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Is enough of your money invested in overseas stocks?

John Stepek explains how investors often suffer from “home bias”, how it affects returns, and how to counter it.

Stash your cash in bond ETFs

A savings account isn’t always practical. Here’s what to do with the cash in your portfolio.

Put your trust in small companies

Despite a dire 2018, the long-term trends in the small companies sector are encouraging.

Now is a good time to fix it and forget your mortgage

It’s a good time to take out a long-term fixed-rate mortgage, but make sure you know what this entails.

Book in the news: the sham do-gooding of the billionaire class

Book review: Winners Take All
Philanthrocapitalism is a sham, argues Anand Giridharadas – a cover for dodging taxes or pushing causes dear to the hearts of the super-rich.

Book review: populist backlash could be good for democracy

Book review: The New Authoritarianism
The populist backlash against the role of experts in the political process isn’t such a bad thing, says Professor Salvatore Babones.

Play of the week: The American Clock

This a revival of a lesser-known play by the American playwright Arthur Miller examines what happens when the music stops, and the financial boom turns to bust.

David Pecker: tabloid boss meets his nemesis

David Pecker made a good living making the lives of the rich and famous the subject of national scandals. Now, he is the subject of his own. Jane Lewis reports.

The oil price has soared this year – and it’s nothing to do with supply or demand

The oil price has risen by 20% this year – far outstripping the stockmarkets. John Stepek looks at the reasons for its rise, and what might happen from here.

Yngve Slyngstad: ignore Brexit and carry on

Yngve Slyngstad, who runs Norway’s $1trn investment fund, says investors should pay scant attention to Brexit headlines and think instead of the very long-term.

Buying stocks is easy – selling them is the difficult bit

Most fund managers don’t beat the market. Yet they are pretty good stock pickers. So what goes wrong?

Why bear markets are getting shorter

Bear markets – periods of falling stock prices – are painful for investors. Thankfully, these days the worst is soon over.

Profit from pampered pets

The stocks and funds to buy now

Market risers & fallers

The best and worst performing stocks

From ADRs to Z scores – all the financial terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.
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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