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Money Minute Tuesday 17 September: German economic sentiment and US industrial production

Tuesday’s Money Minute looks at the latest snapshot of economic confidence in Germany and, from the US, the latest report on industrial production.


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Realise the big potential in micro-cap stocks with this investment trust

The Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Trust had a disappointing start. But it’s finally looking like it’s ready to achieve its potential.

WeWork has shelved its IPO – has the top of the market been postponed?

The collapse of WeWork’s IPO suggests we’re not quite at the top of the bull market in listed stocks. But it does tell us a lot about the recent “unicorn” frenzy, says John Stepek – the bubble in private companies is now bursting.

Are packaged bank accounts worth paying for?

Packaged bank accounts can be very convenient, but do your sums carefully to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.

Betting on politics: deal or no deal

Matthew Partridge looks at the bookies’ odds on the UK leaving the EU with no deal.

David Rosenberg: don't believe the Fed

The US Federal Reserve isn’t expecting a recession. But the, it never does, says David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff. Even when one is just around the corner.

Archie Norman: can the turnaround king save M&S?

Archie Norman is a retail grandee with a reputation for rescuing sinking ships. There were hopes he might do the same for Britain’s national high-street institution, but his old magic may be failing him.

There’s plenty of life in oil stocks yet

If you’re looking for a reliable source of income for your retirement, you might be better off with high-yielding resources stocks than with an annuity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Peer closely – but carefully – at peer-to-peer property investments

The interest rates on peer-to-peer property investments may look appealing, but investors should tread carefully.

Chart of the week: the seed investments that fail to sprout

Foreign direct investment is supposed to stimulate productivity and growth in other countries by transferring skills, technology and capital. But much of it isn’t doing that,

Alternative investments: three hidden gems beyond stocks and bonds

Alternative investments such as private equity or commodities are one of the oldest forms of investment, says professional investor Alex Barr. Here. he picks three ways to buy in.

Could spiking oil prices burst the bubble in bonds?

The oil price has spiked after drone strikes crippled some of Saudi Arabia’s vital oil production infrastructure. John Stepek looks at the effect on the global economy, and on the bond bubble in particular.

Follow the dividend yield when buying shares

No valuation measure can help you to time the market. But dividend yields are a good guide to future returns.

Sift through the tech IPO flops to find the next Amazon.com

Some big names in tech have floundered since listing. That may be a buying opportunity, says Matthew Lynn.

The end of the reign of King Dollar

The US dollar has dominated global trade since World War II. But the world has changed and its claim on the throne is under threat.

The charts that matter: “risk on” rules

The “risk-off” move we saw over the past month or so has reversed. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Proof that the tech-unicorn IPO bubble is bursting

The valuations of WeWork, Peloton and little-known Australian unicorn iSignThis all point to the fact that the IPO bubble for so-called “tech” firms is bursting.

Here’s why you can’t miss the MoneyWeek Wealth Summit

The outlook for investors has rarely been more confusing. So that’s why, if you want to grow and protect your wealth, you need to attend MoneyWeek’s Wealth Summit in London, on 22 November. 

Currency Corner: clash of the commodity currencies

In this week’s currency corner, Dominic Frisby looks at the Australian dollar and the Canadian dollar – two currencies heavily geared to natural resources.

Market risers & fallers

The best and worst performing stocks

The great game

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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.
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