What the simple beauty of technical analysis tells us about the tech stock bubble
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What the simple beauty of technical analysis tells us about the tech stock bubble

The Nasdaq stock index is in an almighty bull market and may well be overvalued. But it could also go much higher. How does an investor decide what to…
1 Sep 2020
A very basic guide to valuing individual companies
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Investment strategy

A very basic guide to valuing individual companies

If you’re tempted to pick stocks for yourself, you’ll have to learn how to value companies. Here, John Stepek outlines a very rough guide to the thing…
28 Aug 2020
What is value investing?
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Value investing

What is value investing?

Value investing is probably the purest form of contrarian investing out there, says John Stepek. But what exactly is it, and how do you go about it?
27 Aug 2020
CCI: this indicator can help you decide when to buy and sell silver
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CCI: this indicator can help you decide when to buy and sell silver

CCI - the “commodity channel index” – is a technical indicator that can help traders spot entry and exit points. Dominic Frisby runs it over the silve…
24 Aug 2020
Two “crosses” to help you decide when to buy and sell the markets
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Two “crosses” to help you decide when to buy and sell the markets

In the latest of Dominic Frisby’s series on technical analysis for traders, he explains how you can use the “golden cross” and the “death cross” to ti…
17 Aug 2020
Five danger signs on the balance sheet
Investment strategy

Five danger signs on the balance sheet

In these troubled times, monitoring balance sheets is more important than ever for investors. So what are the warning signs you should watch out for?
13 May 2020
My favourite way to buy silver
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My favourite way to buy silver

Unlike gold, you have to pay VAT on the silver you buy. But there is a way to still get a fantastic bargain, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here, he reveals…
21 Apr 2020

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How to decide when to sell shares
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How to decide when to sell shares

Investors spend a lot of time thinking about buying shares, says John Stepek. But they should consider their selling strategy too.
2 Apr 2020
Why investment trusts are the best vehicle for your money
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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
Is it time to buy bitcoin? This chart suggests it is
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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
A beginner's guide to investment styles
Investment strategy

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
Why it can pay to invest in funds
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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
Running with the crowd is bad for your finances – here’s how to resist it
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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
How the fear of death affects our investment processes
Investment strategy

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
How to find a contrarian fund manager
Funds

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
Beware the hidden risks when investing in emerging markets
Investment strategy

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
The 11 best investment ideas for 2020
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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
How to play the Boris bounce – the British stocks to buy in 2020
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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
Another nasty shock for investors in property funds
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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
Why traders should believe in Santa Claus
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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
Why on earth does anyone own open-ended property funds?
Funds

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
Short selling is not unethical – whatever the world's biggest pension fund tells you
Stockmarkets

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