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21 Jan 2021
The world’s fund managers are getting very bullish – be careful out there
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Stockmarkets

The world’s fund managers are getting very bullish – be careful out there

The latest survey of fund managers shows them to be extremely bullish on all the same things. And that, says John Stepek, means the market is in dange…
21 Jan 2021
Inflation looks likely to take off this year – but there’s one key risk
Shopper in a Chinese supermarket
Inflation

Inflation looks likely to take off this year – but there’s one key risk

With the world’s governments spending money hand over fist, inflation looks certain to take off at some point. But China could change all that. John S…
19 Jan 2021
It's not just the UK – we're seeing pandemic housing booms across the globe
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Property

It's not just the UK – we're seeing pandemic housing booms across the globe

Soaring house prices aren’t just a UK thing, they’re a worldwide phenomenon. And it’s no coincidence – the underlying cause is much the same. John Ste…
18 Jan 2021
A beginner’s guide to inflation – everything you need to know
Woman in a supermarket
Inflation

A beginner’s guide to inflation – everything you need to know

One of the most frequently mentioned topics in the news these days is inflation. But what exactly is inflation and how does it affect the economy and …
18 Jan 2021
Forget austerity – governments and central banks have no intention of cutting back
Global Economy

Forget austerity – governments and central banks have no intention of cutting back

Once the pandemic is over will we return to an era of austerity to pay for all the stimulus? Not likely, says John Stepek. The money will continue to …
15 Jan 2021
A way round Covid-19 travel restrictions
Travel and holidays

A way round Covid-19 travel restrictions

Assuming travel to your intended destination is allowed at all, why not just rent the whole hotel? Chris Carter reports.
15 Jan 2021
Cover of MoneyWeek magazine issue no 1022, Friday 23 October 2020

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The price of this commodity has almost doubled since the start of the year
Gas

The price of this commodity has almost doubled since the start of the year

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is fetching record prices in Asia, almost doubling in the last two weeks alone. John Stepek explains why this is so import…
12 Jan 2021
Plenty more Brexit arguments to be settled yet
Brexit

Plenty more Brexit arguments to be settled yet

Many important negotiations remain to be sealed in our deal with the EU. “No deal is better than a bad deal” is the way to play it, says Matthew Lynn
10 Jan 2021
9 January 1799: income tax introduced to Britain
This day in history

9 January 1799: income tax introduced to Britain

In the 1790s, with Britain at war with Napoleon, the country urgently needed cash. And so on this day in 1799, a 10% levy was raised on all income ove…
9 Jan 2021
How rising oil prices could prick the US stockmarket bubble
Oil

How rising oil prices could prick the US stockmarket bubble

Even with the coronavirus resurgent and much of the world going back into lockdown, the oil price is rising. That could deal a serious blow to the US …
8 Jan 2021
Five stylish English spa hotels
Travel and holidays

Five stylish English spa hotels

Chris Carter reports on five of the best English spa hotels for you to revitalise your body, mind and soul when the lockdowns end.
8 Jan 2021
Here’s why markets have shrugged off the US political turmoil
Investment strategy

Here’s why markets have shrugged off the US political turmoil

Despite all the current political shenanigans in the US, markets couldn’t seem to care less. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for your mone…
7 Jan 2021
Secure your portfolio against the warfare of the future
Share tips

Secure your portfolio against the warfare of the future

The Covid-19 pandemic is just the latest reminder that traditional military equipment such as jets or aircraft carriers can’t always keep countries sa…
7 Jan 2021
Frisby’s forecasts – what does 2021 have in store for investors?
Stockmarkets

Frisby’s forecasts – what does 2021 have in store for investors?

Dominic Frisby gazes into his crystal ball and makes his predictions for the markets in the year ahead.
6 Jan 2021
What does the Brexit deal mean for your money?
UK stockmarkets

What does the Brexit deal mean for your money?

There is still a lot of talking to be done between the UK and the EU over the Brexit deal, but it does at least provide some certainty. John Stepek ex…
4 Jan 2021
My must-read of 2020: a page-turning biography of Keynes
Investment strategy

My must-read of 2020: a page-turning biography of Keynes

John Stepek recommends some of his favourite financial books for you to read as lockdowns continue, including a surprisingly gripping biography of the…
31 Dec 2020
The recipe for economic growth
Economy

The recipe for economic growth

Long-term development isn’t a linear progression: many countries get stuck in the middle-income trap. What do they have in common and how might they e…
31 Dec 2020
Eight of the most stimulating conversations we had in 2020
Investment strategy

Eight of the most stimulating conversations we had in 2020

John Stepek takes a look back through the 2020 archive of MoneyWeek Podcasts and flags up some of the best conversations of the year.
30 Dec 2020
Britain didn’t have a roaring ’20s, it had a roaring ’30s – here's why
UK Economy

Britain didn’t have a roaring ’20s, it had a roaring ’30s – here's why

Talk of a “roaring ’20s” for the UK following the pandemic is wide of the mark, writes author and analyst Bernard Connolly – would-be economic histori…
30 Dec 2020
How my trading tips fared in 2020
Spread betting

How my trading tips fared in 2020

Winning ideas included going long media group ITV and shorting electric-lorry maker Nikola
30 Dec 2020
This market did remarkably well in 2020 and almost no one noticed
Global Economy

This market did remarkably well in 2020 and almost no one noticed

Away from the headlines, two big things happened this year, says John Stepek. There was an important shift in the way governments think. And Japan’s s…
29 Dec 2020