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The two big stories for 2013
Investment strategy

The two big stories for 2013

The Fleet Street Letter's Brian Durrant picks out two big stories for the year ahead. Both could have a major bearing on your wealth in 2013.
4 Jan 2013
How you could quadruple your dividend income
Investment strategy

How you could quadruple your dividend income

Reinvesting your dividends is vital to growing your investment. And once you discover which shares you should buy, you could give your dividend income…
26 Oct 2012
Prefs and Pibs: a safer bet than shares
Investment strategy

Prefs and Pibs: a safer bet than shares

With the base rate down to 2% and poised to go lower, the hunt for a decent income is on. And there are juicy-looking yields on preference shares and …
24 Dec 2008
The world food market – it doesn’t make sense
Commodities

The world food market – it doesn’t make sense

Gulf states are planning to use desalinated water to grow wheat, whilst the US is already using corn to make biofuel – does this really make sense? as…
21 Apr 2008
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Why Darling is losing on three fronts
Economy

Why Darling is losing on three fronts

The three engines of the UK's economic growth - property, the public sector and the City - are all stalling. Which means Chancellor Alistair Darling's…
3 Mar 2008
Politics and the plunging pound
Currencies

Politics and the plunging pound

Now that the UK economy is beginning to falter, the Bank of England's independence is looking rather more conditional. Which is very bad news for ster…
30 Jan 2008
Labour: the unnatural party of government?
Economy

Labour: the unnatural party of government?

With the economy looking increasingly wobbly, we're no longer as forgiving of the government as we once were, says Brian Durrant.
6 Dec 2007
Is is time to get out of equities?
Stockmarkets

Is is time to get out of equities?

The Bank of England's latest quarterly inflation report warned that the threat of falling equity prices posed a significant risk to the global economy…
28 Nov 2007
The winners and losers in these times of transition
Stockmarkets

The winners and losers in these times of transition

Although nervewracking and painful at times, the repricing of too-cheap assets and disclosure of losses was long overdue. But which investments will p…
12 Nov 2007
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Why high oil prices are good for gold
Commodities

Why high oil prices are good for gold

The world is a more hostile place than it was ten years ago, and there is one underlying reason why - the high price of oil. That may be bad news for …
18 Oct 2007
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Where next for UK house prices?
Property

Where next for UK house prices?

Brian Durrant has always maintained that the UK housing market will be the victim rather than the assassin of the economy. So what's the current outlo…
9 Oct 2007
Could we be in for an interest rate cut this week?
Economy

Could we be in for an interest rate cut this week?

There are two very good reasons why the Bank of England will be feeling far less hawkish now than it did this time last month. But those City pundits …
4 Sep 2007
Do we at last have a good reason to vote for the Conservatives?
Economy

Do we at last have a good reason to vote for the Conservatives?

At the last election, there was an effective non-aggression pact between the two main parties when it came to tax and spend. However, there have recen…
22 Aug 2007
Where next for oil?
Commodities

Where next for oil?

The question everyone has been asking lately is: has the oil price peaked? Brian Durrant looks at the key trends on both the supply and demand side to…
22 Aug 2007
The UK's rising tide of regulation
Economy

The UK's rising tide of regulation

Last month was certainly Black October for those swamped by red tape. On 1 October employers, landlords, advertisers and innovators were hit by more t…
22 Aug 2007
Water: a very valuable commodity
Commodities

Water: a very valuable commodity

Rather than worrying about the planet heating up or the oil running out, we should concentrate on a more pressing matter, says Brian Durrant: water sh…
22 Aug 2007
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Why English football is top of the league
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Why English football is top of the league

Aside from staggering pay packets, what do the City and the Premiership have in common? Brian Durrant looks at how both have benefited from opening th…
20 Aug 2007
Why the Treasury got it wrong on North Sea Oil
Economy

Why the Treasury got it wrong on North Sea Oil

Treasury forecasts for last year's North Sea oil receipts were out by 21%. According to Gordon Brown, falling North Sea oil production is not the faul…
20 Aug 2007
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Don't believe the inflation myths
Economy

Don't believe the inflation myths

What really causes inflation: higher energy prices or poor energy policy? Tax increases or others' refusal to pay? And is globalisation really putting…
20 Aug 2007
How high oil prices affect your stock picks
Stockmarkets

How high oil prices affect your stock picks

How High Oil Prices Affect Your Stock Picks - at www.moneyweek.com - the best of the international financial media
6 Aug 2007
What next for UK house prices?
Property

What next for UK house prices?

Brian Durrant, editor of the Fleet Street letter, is far more optimistic about prospects for the UK property market than we bears at MoneyWeek. But al…
6 Aug 2007
Beware the sucker’s rally in UK property
Property

Beware the sucker’s rally in UK property

When it comes to the UK house price crash, Brian Durrant of the Fleet Street Letter has always been a sceptic. He and the team have so far been right …
6 Aug 2007
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What will happen when the China bubble bursts?
Economy

What will happen when the China bubble bursts?

We may bemoan the UK housing bubble, but it's nothing compared to that in Chinese equities. And it won't just be Chinese investors ignoring warnings a…
29 May 2007
Will the US subprime crisis cause a UK property meltdown?
Property

Will the US subprime crisis cause a UK property meltdown?

Could America's subprime market woes be the catalyst for a UK slump? The Fleet Street Letter's Brian Durrant doesn't believe Uk estate agents need los…
13 Apr 2007
Is Britain's wealth an illusion?
Economy

Is Britain's wealth an illusion?

Britain doesn't manufacture much and hardly mines or farms anything, yet in many ways, we've never had it so good. But how strong are the foundations …
2 Apr 2007
Should you worry about foreign takeovers?
Economy

Should you worry about foreign takeovers?

A Spanish company owns our main airports and French firms own our utilitities. So should we be worried - or is our extremely open market a strength ra…
19 Feb 2007
Are UK house prices about to fall?
Property

Are UK house prices about to fall?

Are current UK house prices at unsustainable levels? Gordon Brown's former adviser, David Miles, thinks so - he's just predicted a housing bust. But, …
31 Jan 2007
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The risks and rewards of investing in 2007
Investment strategy

The risks and rewards of investing in 2007

Economic optimism is well-founded in 2007, but the geo-political risks are heightened. Brian Durrant outlines the greatest risks - and opportunities -…
22 Jan 2007
Could you win in the hedge fund casino?
Funds

Could you win in the hedge fund casino?

The hedge fund industry is larger than ever, and managers also seem more willing to embrace risk than ever before, as demonstrated by the recent Amara…
6 Nov 2006
Is your weekly shop about to get a lot more expensive?
Economy

Is your weekly shop about to get a lot more expensive?

Until now, stable food prices have played a key role in keeping headline inflation under control. But with agricultural commodities prices set to soar…
28 Sep 2006
Are There Any Bargains On The High Street?
Stockmarkets

Are There Any Bargains On The High Street?

Are There Any Bargains On The High Street? - at www.moneyweek.com - the best of the international financial media
28 Sep 2006
The Truth About Inflation
Economy

The Truth About Inflation

The Truth About Inflation - at www.moneyweek.com - the best of the international financial media
28 Sep 2006
Talking Up UK Debt Fears
Economy

Talking Up UK Debt Fears

Talking Up UK Debt Worries - at www.moneyweek.com - the best of the international financial media
28 Sep 2006
Why The Gleneagles Summit is a Waste of Time and Money
Economy

Why The Gleneagles Summit is a Waste of Time and Money

Why The Gleneagles Summit is a Waste of Time and Money - at www.moneyweek.com - the best of the international financial media
28 Sep 2006
Carry On Regardless
Economy

Carry On Regardless

EU's struggles – at Moneyweek.co.uk - the best of the week's international financial media.
28 Sep 2006
The secret behind the Irish economic miracle
Economy

The secret behind the Irish economic miracle

Ireland's economic miracle – at Moneyweek.co.uk - the best of the week's international financial media.
28 Sep 2006
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