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Four ways to test balance-sheet strength
Investment strategy

Four ways to test balance-sheet strength

In these uncertain times, investors keep being told to look for strong balance sheets before buying a stock. Tim Bennett explains what a strong balanc…
3 Jun 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
How to decide when to sell shares
Investment strategy

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
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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
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A beginner's guide to investment styles
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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
Why it can pay to invest in funds
Funds

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
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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
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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
How to find a contrarian fund manager
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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
Beware the hidden risks when investing in emerging markets
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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
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
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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
Stockmarkets

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
Make sure your fund manager has their money where their mouth is
Funds

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
How to invest when surrounded by threats to your wealth
Investment strategy

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
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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
Finding hidden treasure: value investing is back in fashion
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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
Today at the MoneyWeek Wealth Summit
Investment strategy

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