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The MoneyWeek Podcast

This week, Merryn and John talk about gold, with special guest Alasdair McKinnon, manager of the Scottish Investment Trust, who explains why he's buying gold – and gold miners – now. (For more on gold miners, see this MoneyWeek cover story by Dominic Frisby)

For his March selections for the Moneyweek wine club, Matthew Jukes has picked six perfect dinner-party wines that should have gastronomes in seventh heaven.

Pick up a mixed case to taste them, then buy a case of your favourites!

 

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