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The MoneyWeek Podcast

This week, John and Merryn talk - inevitably - about the fallout for investors and the wider wealth management industry from "poor" Neil Woodford's spectacular fall from grace. Plus, a quick plug for Merryn's Edinburgh Festival show.

The diversity of flavours in Matthew Jukes' June selection for the MoneyWeek Wine Club demonstrate that well-selected whites can cover almost all bases when it comes to food and wine-matching.


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Don't raid your pension savings to buy a property

Housing minister James Brokenshire has suggested you should be able to raid your pension savings to fund the purchase of your first home. You shouldn’t.

Why the big tech companies should be broken up

Rather than wait and be at the mercy of regulators, the big tech companies should begin the process of breaking themselves up, says Matthew Lynn.

Chart of the week: Switzerland the safe haven

Investors rattled by the prospect of a global slowdown and a worsening trade war are heading for Switzerland; the local stockmarket index has just hit a new record.

How Britain became a global leader in tech stock “unicorns”

The UK has more billion-dollar technology companies, or “unicorns”, per capita, than China has. That’s cause for celebration, but they need nurturing.

The charts that matter: the US dollar continues lower

As markets continue to believe that a cut in US interest rates is just a matter of time, the US dollar continued its fall this week. John Stepek looks at how that’s affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Brent crude oil: back in a bear market

The price of Brent crude oil has fallen by more than 20% since May – past the level that marks a bear market.

Government admits it has got its state pension sums wrong

Approximately 360,000 people have been given incorrect forecasts of their state pension benefits, the government has confirmed.

Currency Corner: what does Boris Johnson’s pending victory mean for the pound?

Boris Johnson looks almost certain to be our next prime minister. Dominic Frisby looks at what that might mean for the pound.

Who will deliver Brexit?

The Tories have one issue on their plate – Brexit. And it’s seasoned with plenty of snake oil, says Emily Hohler.

What does the tension in the Gulf of Oman mean for oil?

The price of oil spiked after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. John Stepek looks at how an escalating conflict could affect markets – and your money.

The yuan: a new front in the trade war?

China’s currency, the yuan (also known as the renminbi), has slumped to a new low for 201 as Trump’s tariffs put a strain on the country’s manufacturing industries.

Is Leonardo da Vinci overrated?

Leonardo da Vinci’s reputation has come under scrutiny, says Chris Carter. Is the criticism fair?

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.

Rock-star fund manager Woodford gets booed off stage

Neil Woodford had humble origins, but built an enthusiastic following among retail investors by promising to make them rich. Now, they’d just like their money back.

Houses for around £800,000

This week: houses for around £800,000 – from a converted Victorian railway station in Norfolk to a Georgian townhouse in Bath

Koenigsegg Jesko: Sweden’s head-turning hypercar

The extraordinary new 300mph Koenigsegg Jesko will blow your mind, says Mick Sharp.

A daring red for the summer barbie

2015 CVNE Imperial Reserva
This mellow and complex red is perfect for a summer barbecue – or an autumnal game dish, a wintry beef stew, or a succulent spring lamb.

Three heavenly retreats in the Maldives

The Maldives is packed with luxury resorts, but these three stand out, says Chris Carter.

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