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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.

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

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Money Minute Tuesday 12 November: UK jobs, an update from ITV, and a speech from Donald Trump

In today’s Money Minute we get the latest on the UK labour market; a trading update from ITV; and look nervously towards Donald Trump’s speech to the Economic Club of New York.


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Van der Vorm: the Dutch billionaires who keep schtum

The Rotterdam-based Van der Vorm family is one of the world’s richest clans, but if it is known at all, it is renowned for its silence. A canny bet on spectacles provided its latest multibillion-dollar windfall. 

How to protect your home from burglars

As the days get shorter, burglars get busier. But there are simple steps you can take to guard your property.

Keep an eye on pension fees

If you have invested in a private pension, just make sure you aren’t eroding your returns by paying hefty fees.

Reasons to be cheerful with Montanaro’s Ed Heaven

John Stepek talks to fund manager Ed Heaven about political turmoil, ethical investing, and why ultimately human ingenuity will prevail.

Three top-quality stocks for income and growth

Professional investor Hugo Are picks three UK stocks that offer an attractive yield and the prospect of income and capital growth.

Chart of the week: US stocks outrun profits

The US stockmarket has become totally detached from underlying profits of its constituent companies over the past three years.

Paul Tudor Jones: investors can't ignore elections

The 2020 US presidential election will have a massive impact on stockmarkets, reckon staff at Paul Tudor Jones’ investment firm

Want to lose all your money? Invest in an IPO

If you feel yourself getting swept up in the excitement of a new disruptive stock coming to market, watch out. Buying into an IPO nearly always involves losing money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A new chapter for high-street banks in the PPI mis-selling saga

The PPI mis-selling scandal is nearly over for the banks. But a new nightmare may be just about to begin.

The return of the wealth tax

The changing political climate, particularly in the US, has put the idea of wealth taxes back on the agenda. But does this make economic sense?

Affordability improves as house prices continue their slow, sleepy decline

With house prices continuing to climb more slowly than inflation or wages, the latest Halifax house price index is a further encouraging sign that the overheated market is returning to sanity.

The British equity market is shrinking

British startups are abandoning public stockmarkets and turning to deep-pocketed Silicon Valley venture capitalists for their investment needs.

Currency Corner: it might be time to back the euro against the yen

The euro is shaping up for a nice buy signal against the yen, says Dominic Frisby.

Governments have got the message – right or left, a spending binge is coming your way

Politicians of every hue have committed to throwing vast sums of money at their voters. Rampant inflation will eventually make them stop. But for now, says John Stepek, it’s sent markets into party mode.

UK stocks fear Hurricane Corbyn

Bankers and investors are worried that an unprecedented hurricane in the form of Jeremy Corbyn could be hurtling their way on 12 December.

Alpine A110 – a superlative sports car

The award-winning Alpine A110 is now faster and even more exciting to drive. 

Houses for around £300,000

From an 18th-century thatched stone cottage in Perthshire, to a refurbished houseboat in London’s Poplar Dock Marina, eight of the best houses for around £300,000.

Four quirky eco-resorts

From a surfing hotspot in Portugal to a wildlife retreat in Sydney, Australia, Chris Carter picks four eco-resorts.

Market risers & fallers

The best and worst performing stocks

From ADRs to Z scores – all the financial terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.
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.