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Neil Woodford has seen his reputation as Britain’s top fund manager take a few hits over the past year. You don’t need to feel any delight in his misfortune to learn a few lessons, says Sarah Moore.
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The charts that matter: the fall of Facebook and the rise of protectionism

As Facebook drags the US stockmarket down and Donald Trump fires the first shots in his big trade war, John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter are saying about the markets.

Trump’s trade war is the perfect excuse for a market sell-off

Donald Trump’s determination to start a trade war has seen markets sell off. But Trump is a sideshow, says John Stepek. There are more fundamental reasons for markets to fall.

Chart of the week: feeling the squeeze

Tax revenues as a proportion of GDP are the highest since the early 1950s. We may have hit the limit of how much money the government can safely extract form the economy.

Unilever leaves Britain

Consumer-goods giant Unilever has chosen Rotterdam over London for its unified headquarters. Takeover threats and taxes played a part. Alice Gråhns reports.

Three firms that will revolutionise healthcare

Professional investor Paul Major of the BB Healthcare Trust selects three promising medical stocks to buy now.

The world’s greatest investors: Angus Tulloch

Angus Tulloch’s strategy was simple but effective: buy well-run firms in industries with barriers to entry that are generating strong returns on capital.

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.

The rise of Igor Sechin – the Darth Vader of Russia

Igor Sechin holds no official position in the Kremlin, but many consider the Rosneft boss the most powerful man in Russia after the president. Will he determine Putin’s successor? Jane Lewis reports.

Fallen idols

What went wrong for Neil Woodford – and other star managers

Risers & fallers

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.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Skin in the Game, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Why you should only listen to those with their own money invested.
Deep Value Investing, by Jeroen Bos
A guide to value investing that is worth every penny.
The Edge of Chaos, by Dambisa Moyo
A controversial look at the problems of democracy.
12 Rules for Life, by Jordan Peterson
A guide for life that refuses to bow to political correctness.

Not all beaches are alike – some are worth making an extra effort to search out, says Chris Carter.
The California was supposed to be Ferrari’s tilt towards the motoring masses. The new Portofino does the job.
This unique white Beaujolais is a delicate succulent chardonnay dressed in a diaphanous shift of subtle oak, says Matthew Jukes.
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