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The MoneyWeek Podcast

In a Brexit-free edition of the MoneyWeek podcast, Merryn and John discuss why there's no such thing as passive investing (and why active fund management does have its uses); ask if we're really moving into a "post-Buffett era of investment"; and explain why fund charges should come down even further.

Matthew Jukes kicks off 2019's MoneyWeek wine club with a phenomenal collection of wintry reds from France, Spain and Italy.

Every bottle is a winner – prices range from just over £8 to over £22, but you can be assured that all will knock you out.

 

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China’s biggest problem is not Donald Trump – it’s a lot worse than that

China’s tension with the US is a problem. But the bigger problem, says John Stepek, is home grown: Xi Jinping backtracking on reform and tightening his grip on society.

Ignore all the Brexit hysteria and buy UK stocks

Brexit is looking increasingly like an over-hyped non-event. Even a no-deal Brexit would be no big deal. But it has made UK stocks very cheap. Here’s what to buy now.

The online banking bubble is ready to burst

Too much money is jostling for a space in online banking. That’s a recipe for disaster, says Matthew Lynn.

Is “car-mageddon” around the bend?

Britain’s car industry is being rocked by Brexit, held back by a global slowdown in sales, and is struggling to keep up with technological changes. Can it change gear? Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter: investors are still wary, but they’re no longer panicking

The good news is that the charts aren’t pointing to a recession just yet, but they’re not far off, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the charts that matter most to investors.

Small businesses should shop around to cut costs

Small businesses need to keep an especially close eye on their outgoings, says David Prosser.

What does 2019 hold for UK house prices?

Last year, we finally saw some sanity returning to the UK property market, with house prices falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what to expect this year.

Gold will keep gleaming in 2019

The past few months have been good for gold. And there is scope for further gains.

Plenty of vim in Vietnam

Many Asian economies struggled last year as money flowed away from emerging markets. Vietnam, however, has continued to thrive.

Plenty of bargain British equities in the January sales

Investors have pulled billions out of UK equity funds since the Brexit referendum in June 2016. This spells opportunity for long-term investors.

Will divorce split the Amazon empire?

Jeff Bezos is splitting up with his wife. But it will be business as usual for Amazon.

Will the DAX dive further in 2019?

Germany’s benchmark index, the DAX-30, fell further than most other major markets in 2018. One problem is a downturn in Germany. The other is the slowdown in global growth.

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