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The MoneyWeek Podcast

This week, Merryn and John talk about the great financial crisis; how it was entirely predictable (and was, in fact, seen coming by an awful lot of people, including MoneyWeek); why the response from the world's financial authorities has solved nothing; and how nobody has been held accountable.

 
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MoneyWeek saw the financial crisis coming

Many people still think no one foresaw the financial crisis, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And that’s just as the big banks would have it.

When will the Bank of England raise interest rates again?

In a normal world, central banks raise interest rates to keep inflation in check. But even with UK inflation ticking up, we won’t see a rate rise anytime soon.

A warning from the goldmining boom to today’s cryptocurrency investors

The number of cryptocurrencies exploded as coders, entrepreneurs and scam artists jumped on the crypto-bandwagon. But as with a gold rush, fortunes can be lost as well as won.

Is the Federal Reserve really worried about inflation?

The Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, is slowly raising interest rates. But that doesn’t mean it’s going after inflation, says John Stepek. It may have other targets in mind.

Three video game companies with wide economic moats

Matthew Partridge talks to fund managers Victoria Stevens and Matt Tonge, who pick three video-game makers that can keep competitors at bay.

Good news! Wages are finally rising for everyone

For the first time in a decade, wages are rising for young as well as older workers. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what this means, and where it might lead.

The biggest economic change in the last ten years that no one talks about

Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.

Why the best response to the financial crisis would have been a recession

The authorities’ response to the 2008 financial crisis may have ended up neutering capitalism – the greatest poverty destroying system ever.

Three ways to boost family businesses

Research shows that keeping a business in the family is good for profits. Matthew Lynn explains how to encourage more of it.

Carving up the Caspian Sea

The five states bordering the Caspian Sea, which is rich in fossil fuels, have just reached a deal trumpeted as a “regional constitution”. What now?

Ten years on

Are we heading for another crisis?

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.