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A weakening US dollar is good news for markets – but will it continue?

The US dollar – the most important currency in the world – is on the slide. And that's good news for the stockmarket rally. John Stepek looks at what …
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Thinking of buying a home? Here’s what you need to know about house prices

Contrary to many people’s expectations, Britain is firmly in the grip of another house-price boom. John Stepek looks at the reasons behind it, and whe…
1 Dec 2020
Vaccines, value investing and UK stocks
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Vaccines, value investing and UK stocks

Vaccines promise a return to normal life. And that bodes well for “value” stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb – and for the UK market in particular.
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Struggling savers should think twice before using equity release schemes to tap their homes for money.
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