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The MoneyWeek Podcast

Merryn and John talk about the prospect of a big post-election spending splurge. whoever ends up in Number Ten; how Japan ended up so cheap, but remains widely shunned by investors; why certain high-yielding old-school stocks are so reviled; and a slight disagreement on Russia.

Don't overlook Europe

Ollie Beckett of TR European Growth Trust on Europe and QE's effect on equities.

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The charts that matter: a time to take stock

After a hectic week, John Stepek takes a look at the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Tories and Labour turn on the spending taps

Austerity is officially over as both parties have outlined lavish spending plans. Overseas, too, spending and borrowing are back in fashion. Will the bond markets put up with it?

Currency Corner: A lesson from two of the world’s “hardest” currencies

Dominic Frisby looks at the Swiss franc and Singaporean dollar and what our politicians can learn from these two fiscally responsible nations.

Will the yuan’s recovery last?

China’s yuan pushed through the symbolically important seven-to-the-dollar mark for the first time since August last week. Will its strength continue?

Could Spain's free-spending government make it the next Italy?

Spain’s new government could do a deal with the country’s populist parties, leading to a fiscally irresponsible spending splurge, just like Italy.

Investing in art: where to find the best value in the art market today

It’s been a record-breaking ten years for the art market – even Old Masters of questionable provenance are selling for hundreds of millions. But where should new collectors start?

Cheap money flood buoys US housing

America’s housing market keeps humming along, supported by Trump’s aversion for high interest rates.

Free broadband? Wait until this election campaign really gets going

Labour has added a chunk of BT to the list of things it will renationalise if it wins the election. That probably won’t happen, says John Stepek. But you need a plan B, just in case.

The world’s most beautiful book set for $8m sale

John James Audubon’s stunning The Birds of America is up for auction. Chris Carter reports.

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.

Islands for soaking up some winter sun

From an unspoilt corner of Thailand to a surfers’ paradise in the Philippines. Nicole Garcia Merida looks at some of the best island getaways for the winter sun.

Working farms for sale

From 618-acre estate Spain, to a 17th-century farmhouse in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, eight of the best working farms for sale now.

Boeing faces further turbulence

Boeing’s shares saw their best one-day performance in over five months early this week. But the plane-makers’ troubles aren’t over yet.

All the gold in China: money and power goes east

China has far more gold than official figures suggest – as much as America, in fact. He who owns the gold makes the rules, says Dominic Frisby.

Disney takes on Netflix in the TV streaming wars

A major new US player has arrived in the television and film streaming market – and the UK is launching a service too. Matthew Partridge reports.

Investors decide the bull market is back

Despite the lack of any resolution to the US-China trade dispute, markets have suddenly decided that it is time to be bullish.

How to invest in a world of relentless political risk

Global geopolitics has become a “black swan” machine. Unexpected things just keep happening. How are you supposed to invest in a world full of political risk?

Japan has seen plenty of false dawns – but this time it’s for real

Japan suffered one of the most spectacular bubbles in financial history. But today, the market is so cheap that it’s practically the opposite of where it was in 1989. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how to profit.

Market risers & fallers

The best and worst performing stocks

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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.