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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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Sellers pull out of the property market ahead of the Christmas election

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Is value investing finally on the comeback trail?

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Investment trusts – the perfect product for a reliable retirement income

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Don’t squeeze our entrepreneurs with higher taxes

Britain’s entrepreneurs and business innovators get generous tax breaks. They should keep getting them.

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