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The MoneyWeek Podcast

This week, Merryn and John reckon we should forget Trump, Brexit and all the other things that have been generating so much social media hysteria. There's something much more important for investors to thing about - negative interest yields and the battle between inflation and deflation. Plus, central banks' global cryptocurrency, People's QE, and what to buy now.

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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.

What Mario Draghi’s legacy move means for markets

Yesterday was Mario Draghi’s last chance to leave a lasting impression on eurozone monetary policy. And that seems to be just what he’s done. John Stepek looks at how it affects the markets.

Globalisation is going into reverse

It finally seems to be dawning on investors that globalisation can no longer be taken for granted.

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.

Houses with famous connections

Eight of the best houses with famous connections – from the former home of Jane Austen in Hampshire to a castle in East Lothian built from the remnants of Mary Queen of Scots’ favourite palace.

Leica: the Rolls-Royce of cameras

The Leica D-Lux doesn’t come cheap, but this compact version is affordable and enjoyable, says Matthew Partridge.

Four holidays for wine lovers

From a convivial estate in Surrey to a luxurious new hotel off the coast of Croatia, Chris Carter pics four holidays for wine lovers – and one for beer drinkers.

US data and yield curve spook investors

American manufacturing is shrinking for the first time in three years. But what has spooked markets the most is the recent inversion in yield curves.

Saudi Arabia tries to boost the oil price

This week brought talk of a Saudi effort to raise the oil price as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman replaced energy minister Khalid al-Falih with Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.

Pilots' strike grounds British Airways

The British Airways pilots’ strike is the latest mishap in a series of PR disasters for the national flag-carrier. Where does it go from here? Matthew Partridge reports.

All financial miseries start with misaligned incentives

From Neil Woodford to St James’s Place, skewed financial incentives mean investors’ well-being may not necessarily be a wealth manager’s top priority.

What’s worse – no-deal Brexit or a Corbyn government?

The UK’s turbulent political situation presents a dilemma for investors. British assets look cheap, but what happens if we get an extreme outcome? John Stepek looks at how bad things could get.

Welcome to Boris’ Brexit Love Island

The latest twists and turns in Parliament might look anarchic, but it’s all running to a carefully scripted storyline.

Market risers & fallers

The best and worst performing stocks

The great game

But what will their next move mean for investors?

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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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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.