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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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What May’s massive Brexit rejection means for your money

What happens after Parliament’s resounding rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit deal is anyone’s guess. Here, John Stepek outlines some scenarios, and explains what it all means for your money.

Good news for gold mining investors – merger mania is gripping the sector

Newmont Mining is merging with Goldcorp to become the world’s largest gold miner. Dominic Frisby looks at what it mean for the sector, and for investors.

Thinking of getting a divorce? Here’s why it might pay to wait a while

All those people breaking up over Christmas would do better to wait until Easter, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They could save themselves a fortune.

"2019 will be the year of the stock-picker” – and other nonsense to ignore

One popular idea right now is that 2019 will be the year that actively managed funds trump passive funds. It sounds good, says John Stepek. But it’s nonsense. Here’s why.

Gold is back in a bull market – it’s time to buy

The equity bull market is over, says Charlie Morris. But gold’s is just starting.

The five megadeals to expect in 2019

Matthew Lynn’s crystal ball is in pretty good nick. Here, he makes five predictions for the year ahead.

What's behind the US government shutdown?

Donald Trump’s tangle with Congress over his promised border wall has led to US government agencies closing up shop. But does that matter much for America’s economy? Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter: a big bounceback – but can it last?

John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to find out what’s behind the market’s latest rally, and how long it can last.

Will the market rally last?

Markets around the world are rallying after their wobbles over Christmas. And as is usual these days, it’s all down to one thing. John Stepek explains.

The investment trust tops and flops of 2018

2018 was a lousy year for equities, but some investment trusts managed to produce positive returns.

Chart of the week: 2018 set a record in the US labour market

For the first time in 18 years, US companies have more job openings than there are unemployed Americans.

Ignore the new year stockmarket predictions

Analysts have rated more than 70% of stocks in the S&P 500 as a “buy” or “strong buy” rating. The only trouble with that is that analysts usually get it wrong.

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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.