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The fitness business is booming

Modern living has turned us into overweight, inactive couch potatoes. There’s an app for that, says Alice Gråhns – and an opportunity to profit for smart investors.
When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from, with varying fees and charges. Find out which is best for you.
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.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Devil's Bargain, by Joshua Green
A look at the power behind Trump's throne
Win. Lose. Repeat, by Chris Stringman
One man's spread-betting nightmare
The Wisdom of Finance, by Mihir Desai
Finance and literature are not obvious bedfellows
Viking Economics, by George Lakey
Did the Scandinavians get it right?


The charts that matter: an anxious week for markets

Markets had a nervy week, with investors rattled by almost everything. John Stepek turns to the charts that matter to see what they can tell us.

Did one man trigger the Great Depression?

Some claim that the downfall of Clarence Charles Hatry was the trigger for the Great Depression. John Stepek looks at what actually happened in the Hatry Crisis of 1929.

This week in MoneyWeek: Buff up your profits as the world gets fit

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: how the fitness industry can help tone up your portfolio; AIM finally makes its mark; and how to buy into the rise of the robots.

Are you in for a surprise tax bill?

One type of offshore trust threatens to land many ordinary people – including nurses, teachers and cleaners – with unexpected tax bills. David Prosser explains.

Credibility of ICOs faces its first big test

Tezos received plenty of hype ahead of its initial coin offering during the summer, says Ben Judge. But for those who bought in, the cryptocurrency has yet to materialise.

A contrarian bet on London housing

House prices are falling in the capital. But for contrarians, the current gloom provides a great opportunity, says Max King.

Finding the next Facebook

Professional investor Ruth Richards tips three venture capital trusts to buy. Not only are they tax efficient, you might just land the next tech giant.


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