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The MoneyWeek Podcast

This week, Merryn and John talk about the great financial crisis; how it was entirely predictable (and was, in fact, seen coming by an awful lot of people, including MoneyWeek); why the response from the world's financial authorities has solved nothing; and how nobody has been held accountable.

 
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What a short seller looks for in a stock – and what to short now

Matthew Partridge talks to Dr James Clunie of the Jupiter Absolute Return Fund about his strategy shorting stocks, and what he’s barish on now.

We’ve just seen the biggest merger deal in gold mining history

Gold miner Barrick’s buyout of Randgold Resources is good for both companies and the wider mining sector, says Dominic Frisby. But Randgold’s shareholders deserve more out of the deal.

Value stocks or momentum stocks? Why not both?

If you want to beat the professionals over the long term, put part of your portfolio in momentum stocks, and a part in value stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Not invested in Japan yet? Now looks a good opportunity

Shinzo Abe’s time as Japan’s prime minister has been good for investors. With his re-election as party leader, John Stepek sees no reason for that to change.

Can altcoins survive $650bn of losses?

Of course they can. It’ll be a wild ride, but cryptocurrencies are here to stay, says Matthew Lynn.

Britain needs more apprentices

The apprenticeship levy has failed to boost the number of people in workplace training. What’s gone wrong, and what should we do about it?

The charts that matter: is this the turning point for the US dollar?

John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy. And this week, it’s all about the US dollar.

Don't believe the excuses: plenty of people saw the 2008 crisis coming

The received wisdom today is that nobody saw the 2008 crisis coming. But that’s just not true, says. John Stepek Lots of people saw it coming, and said so at the time.

Now looks like a good time to buy gold – but you need to watch this chart

One thing matters more than anything else to the price of gold – the US dollar. Where it goes, gold follows. Dominic Frisby looks at where it may be headed next.

Not a traitor, but an incompetent charlatan and a bully

Book review: Fear
A lack of juicy gossip makes Bob Woodward’s expose of Trump in the White House a credible and very damning read. 

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