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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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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.

What's behind the rise of populism in Europe?

“Populism” – on the left and the right – is on the march in Europe, and the establishment looks vulnerable in May’s elections to the European Parliament. What happens next?

The charts that matter: is the recessionary threat real or hype?

With worrying data from bond yields and US jobless figures, John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to gauge the threat of a recession.

Chart of the week: Ditch the CEO, buy the shares

More than 1,400 CEOs of US companies left their jobs in 2018. But CEO exits can spell opportunity.

Probate fees rise

The government has pushed ahead with its plans to change the way probate fees are charged. From April, the flat fee will be replaced with a new sliding scale.

Why investors should never mistake the economy for the stockmarket

Forecasts for many of the world’s major economies is distinctly gloomy. But investors shouldn’t be too downhearted – the outlook for stockmarkets could be much brighter. John Stepek explains why.

US housing market on shaky foundations

The US property market has seen some of the weakest data since house prices finally began to recover after the financial crisis.

South Korea is due a bounce

The gloom on South Korea may be overdone and investors may be in line for not only rising stock prices, but rising dividends too.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

Brazil trades on borrowed time

Brazilian stocks have taken off since Jair Bolsonaro took office. But may return to earth just as quickly.

Brexit panic is good news for bargain hunters

Professional investor William Meadon picks three of his favourite UK stocks.

On safari in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi

Max King goes off the beaten safari track in Africa – and finds the extra effort is well rewarded.

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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