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Why investment trusts are the best vehicle for your money

Max King explains the advantages of investment trusts – sometimes called closed-ended funds – over their open-ended counterparts (or Oeics).
11 Feb 2020
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Is it time to buy bitcoin? This chart suggests it is

Dominic Frisby’s simple trading system is based on making as few decisions as possible then sitting tight. And right now, it’s telling you to buy bitc…
5 Feb 2020
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A beginner's guide to investment styles

Investment styles go in and out of fashion. The key is to pick a style that suits you and stick with it. So what are the main investing styles?
26 Jan 2020
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Why it can pay to invest in funds

Many newcomers to equity investment are nervous about investing in individual firms – and that's where funds can help by spreading your risk. But how …
26 Jan 2020
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Running with the crowd is bad for your finances – here’s how to resist it

To be a good contrarian investor, you have to avoid being swayed by the crowd. John Stepek explains how to go about it.
3 Jan 2020
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How the fear of death affects our investment processes

Many of our investment decisions are driven by one simple fact: the knowledge that, one day, we will be dead. Here, in an extract from his new book, J…
2 Jan 2020
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How to find a contrarian fund manager

Contrarian investing – profiting from out-of-favour assets – isn’t easy. In an extract from his book, The Sceptical Investor, John Stepek looks at how…
27 Dec 2019
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Beware the hidden risks when investing in emerging markets

Emerging markets look cheap compared with developed countries, but earnings may be less trustworthy.
23 Dec 2019

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The 11 best investment ideas for 2020

MoneyWeek's contributors share their favourite investment ideas for 2020, ranging from Singaporean property to global equities.
19 Dec 2019
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How to play the Boris bounce – the British stocks to buy in 2020

Whatever else Boris Johnson has planned, one thing is clear – after years in the cold, it’s time to buy Britain, says John Stepek.
19 Dec 2019
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Another nasty shock for investors in property funds

In 2016, open-ended commercial property funds shut their doors amid panic over Brexit. Last week, it happened again. It’s as if these funds aren’t up …
12 Dec 2019
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Why traders should believe in Santa Claus

If it’s Christmas in the markets, it’s time for the Santa Claus rally. Dominic Frisby explains what it is, how it works, and how to play it.
11 Dec 2019
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Why on earth does anyone own open-ended property funds?

Many things in finance are complicated, says John Stepek. But whether or not to put your money in an open-ended property fund is not one of them.
5 Dec 2019
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Short selling is not unethical – whatever the world's biggest pension fund tells you

Japan’s government pension fund is to stop lending the overseas shares it owns to short sellers. But in reality, there’s nothing wrong with short sell…
4 Dec 2019
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Make sure your fund manager has their money where their mouth is

Are the interests of the finance professionals managing your money properly aligned with your interests? There's a relatively simple way to check.
3 Dec 2019
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How to invest when surrounded by threats to your wealth

As an investor, it generally pays to be optimistic, says Tim Price. Here, he explains how he navigates the current dangerous investment environment th…
2 Dec 2019
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Free share-trading platforms are a boon for investors

The advent of free share-trading platforms will get more people buying shares. That’s a welcome development
1 Dec 2019
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Finding hidden treasure: value investing is back in fashion

Focusing on cheap stocks, historically a highly successful investment strategy, has been a disappointment over the past ten years. But the tide is sta…
28 Nov 2019
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Today at the MoneyWeek Wealth Summit

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket to today’s MoneyWeek Wealth Summit, here's a taste of what you missed out on this morning.
22 Nov 2019
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Finding long-term winners: the secrets of successful stocks

Buy-and-hold investors should want to see evidence of several key characteristics before they commit to a company. Richard Beddard explains what they …
21 Nov 2019
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The ideal trading system for the lazy investor – 12 trades in 19 years

Dominic Frisby's MACD histogram trading system has a history of keeping you out of the market during crashes and in for the great bull markets. And yo…
20 Nov 2019
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Don't overpay when investing in ethical funds

Does sustainable or ethical investing pay? The evidence is mixed. But one thing matters more than anything else, says Robin Powell.
18 Nov 2019
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Is value investing finally on the comeback trail?

Value investing – buying cheap, unloved stocks – is rarely a popular strategy. But with cheap stocks now very cheap indeed, it could be making a comeb…
18 Nov 2019
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Investment trusts – the perfect product for a reliable retirement income

If you want a very long-term investment that produces an income into your retirement while preserving your capital, buy an investment trust, says Merr…
18 Nov 2019
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MMT is coming, the US dollar is here to stay, and “value” investing is dead: an interview with Dylan Grice

John Stepek talks to Dylan Grice about everything from inflation, MMT and he US dollar to the Bull market in "duration" and the future of the financia…
7 Nov 2019
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How reliable is your income from dividend payouts?

Many blue-chip stocks are stretching their dividend payouts to the limit. Make sure you don’t pay the price.
4 Nov 2019
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How to invest in US stocks on the cheap

Investing in US stocks used to be an expensive hassle. Not any more, says David Stevenson.
3 Nov 2019
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The death of value investing and the road to an era of inflation

John Stepek talks to Dylan Grice, co-founder of Calderwood Capital, about inflation, duration and the “death” of value.
31 Oct 2019
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A beginner’s guide to gold: what’s it for?

We’re big fans of gold here at MoneyWeek. But why? What’s it for? What use is it? John Stepek explains why everyone should hold a little gold in their…
24 Oct 2019
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Sticking your head in the sand is not an option

The Woodford debacle has made many people who are already nervous of the stockmarkets think that investing is not worth it. But most of us need to pro…
17 Oct 2019
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Once again – active fund managers are no better in bear markets than in bull runs

Active fund managers claim to provide more value than passive funds when the market is falling. But that simply isn’t true, says John Stepek. Here’s w…
9 Oct 2019
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Why investors should pay attention to director dealings

Recent director dealings show that company executives and wealthy families are getting nervous. Maybe we should be too.
30 Sep 2019
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Here’s how investors should react to the latest political earthquakes in the UK and US

By anybody’s standards, politics today – at home and abroad – is an ugly mess. But that shouldn’t matter to you as an investor, says John Stepek. Here…
26 Sep 2019
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How to cope with a market that feels extremely fragile

The world feels very fragile at the moment. As though a lot of things could go wrong. But there is still plenty to be bullish about, says John Stepek.…
20 Sep 2019
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There’s plenty of life in oil stocks yet

If you’re looking for a reliable source of income for your retirement, you might be better off with high-yielding resources stocks than with an annuit…
16 Sep 2019
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Follow the dividend yield when buying shares

No valuation measure can help you to time the market. But dividend yields are a good guide to future returns.
16 Sep 2019
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How to make sure you're not paying too much for financial advice

Finding suitable and cost-effective professional help with your finances is hard work. Here's how to go about it.
3 Sep 2019
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Here’s why the idea of a bubble in passive investing is flawed

The idea of passive investing – buying a fund that simply tracks an index – has been growing rapidly in recent years.Some say it's in a bubble. John S…
2 Sep 2019
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What to buy in a world of negative interest rates

The world’s most bizarre financial experiment ever – negative interest rates – continues. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at how investors should respond.
2 Sep 2019
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Funds

How to learn from your fund mistakes

What can the latest series of high-profile fund flops teach managers and investors?
27 Aug 2019
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Take short sellers seriously

Short sellers get a bad press, says John Stepek. But if they target a company you invest in, you need to take action quickly.
23 Aug 2019
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The yield curve finally inverts

The moment investors have been fearing arrived this week, says John Stepek. But what is a yield curve and why does it matter?
19 Aug 2019
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Investors are in the grip of panic – don’t join them

With all that's going on in the world, who could blame investors for losing their heads? Just remember to hold on to yours, says John Stepek – and sti…
16 Aug 2019
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Time to review your portfolio

It's always a good idea to see where your portfolio stands at times of market extremes, says John Stepek.
15 Aug 2019
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Navigating the weird world of negative interest rates

Investors are paying good money to be allowed to lend money to governments across the world. What on earth is going on, and what does it mean for your…
15 Aug 2019
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Economy

What is a yield curve, and why should I care if it inverts?

Everybody is talking about the inverted yield curve and how it predicts recessions. John Stepek explains everything you need to know about it and why …
15 Aug 2019
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Why you need a plan for when the market panics

A reliable stockmarket warning bell may be about to send investors running for cover, says John Stepek. That's when you will be glad you have your inv…
14 Aug 2019
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Picking winning stocks matters

Just a few stocks account for the lion’s share of overall market gains. How can you make sure you own them?
12 Aug 2019
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Chart of the week: a new low for value stocks

Over the very long term, value stocks have tended to beat growth stocks. But for around a decade now, the opposite has been true.
12 Aug 2019