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John and Merryn talk about Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, and whether it will be as transformative as its founders hope; the sale of Sotheby's auction house and what it tells us about our hysterical over-the-top markets; plus John's bombshell opinion on the Tory leadership race.

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Investors should delve into Trifast’s nuts and bolts

Trifast, a British supplier of industrial fasteners, has tightened up its act over the past decade. And it’s now looking like a very good investment.

Gold is back in the game – so what’s our next price target?

For six years, the price of gold has been stuck in a narrow range. Now, it looks like it is finally breaking out. Dominic Frisby looks at where it could go next.

Great frauds in history: Jabez Spencer Balfour

Jabez Spencer Balfour built the largest building society in the land and swindled its depositors out of millions.

Paul Tudor Jones: gold has everything going for it

If gold gets through $1,400 an ounce, it could very quickly go a lot further, says hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.

Beware the nasty surprises in travel-insurance small print

Look out for the devil in the detail of your travel insurance policy to make sure you’re fully covered.

Value investing’s not dead yet

Rumours of the demise of value investing have been exaggerated. John Stepek looks at what could reinvigorate the strategy.

Don’t buy the hedge-fund hype

Hedge funds have a habit of turning clients’ money into their own money, says Max King. Steer clear.

First Woodford, now H2O – how worried should you be about liquidity?

In the wake of Neil Woodford’s woes, fund manager H2O Asset Management has now been hit by concerns over illiquid assets in its portfolio. So how big a deal is this? And what can investors do about it? John Stepek explains.

Berlin targets big landlords with rent freeze

Shares in German landlord Deutsche Wohnen have fallen by almost a fifth in two weeks following news that Berlin’s senate has approved a draft bill for a rent freeze.

The bond bubble is back and bigger than ever before

Many developed-world sovereign bonds now carry negative yields – investors are paying for the privilege of lending governments money. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

Peter Hargreaves: an upset for the world’s happiest billionaire

Peter Hargreaves created a FTSE 100 company from scratch without borrowing or acquisition – and without scandal – at least until the Woodford one blew up in its face. 

Libra, Facebook’s faux cryptocurrency, could really take off

Libra, the proposed new cryptocurrency from Facebook, could be huge, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Not because it is a cryptocurrency. But because it isn’t.

Why Channel 4's luvvies should stay in London

The idea of spreading Channel 4 staff around the country is well meant, but the regions have their own ideas, says Matthew Lynn.

Is the GDPR data protection law working?

Last spring’s GDPR is one of the most complex pieces of legislation the European Union has ever devised. But is it achieving what it was supposed to? 

The charts that matter: the great central bank-sponsored rally

With the US central bank now on board with the idea of cutting interest rates, John Stpeek looks at what this means for the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Emerging markets move away from their reliance on commodities

Developing countries are becoming less reliant on cyclical commodities and moving into more lucrative areas such as technology

Currency Corner: is the pound brewing up a multi-year bull market?

The pound has been stuck in a range against the euro while we’ve endured seemingly endless political chaos. There’s still a way to go yet. But when we do get some clarity, the rally could be huge, says Dominic Frisby.

Arcadia limps on after CVAs approved

Philip Green’s retail group Arcadia was granted a stay of execution last week as creditors voted to approve seven company voluntary arrangements.

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