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Everything you needed to know about ETFs

Book review: The Ultimate ETF Guidebook How ETFs evolved from simple funds that tracked the main indices to more complex smart-beta funds that attempt…
21 Mar 2019
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The rise and fall of an airline pioneer

Book review: Laker Sir Freddie Laker is best known for his bargain-basement transatlantic flights, but the career that led up to his launch of these i…
4 Mar 2019
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Book review: populist backlash could be good for democracy

Book review: The New Authoritarianism The populist backlash against the role of experts in the political process isn't such a bad thing, says Profess…
18 Feb 2019
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Book in the news: an impassioned attack on corporate culture

Book review: Lab Rats Dan Lyons’s book is an entertaining attack on the effect that the tech industry has had on everybody’s working lives
1 Feb 2019
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What “Boiler Room” teaches you about scams

Matthew Partridge looks at the lessons investors can learn from the film "Boiler Room".
18 Jan 2019
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Book of the week: Heroic Failure

Book review: Brexit and the Politics of Pain Irish writer Fintan O'Toole examines what Brexit reveals about Britain.
18 Jan 2019
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Book in the news: an engaging tale about a one-dimensional man

Book review: Mr Five Per Cent Philip Hanschers' biography of Calouste Gulbenkian examines what vast wealth does to a man and the people around him.
18 Jan 2019
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The case for freer markets

Book review: The Power of Capitalism Rainer Zitelmann looks at multiple case studies to make his point about the superiority of markets.
18 Jan 2019
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What Forrest Gump teaches you about venture capital

Forrest Gump teaches us that venture investing is like a box of chocolates, says Matthew Partridge. You never know what you're going to get.
11 Jan 2019
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Investment guides come and go, but the best advice stays the same

You don't need to wade through a mountain of books on finance to become a better investor, says Merryn Somerset Webb. These seven simple rules will st…
7 Jan 2019
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Six of the best books for investors

Merryn Somerset Webb recommends six books for investors – from bitcoin to investment trusts, via fish and horses.
2 Jan 2019
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Five of the best books I read in 2018

To close the year, John Stepek picks five of his favourite books on economics, investing and human behaviour.
31 Dec 2018
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What "The Graduate" teaches you about ETFs

Matthew Partridge looks at what investors can learn about exchange-traded funds from the film "The Graduate".
21 Dec 2018
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An essential skill for investors

Book review: The Signs Were There Tim Steer looks at the red flags that suggest not only that a firm is in trouble, but also that the management is …
14 Dec 2018
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What Breaking Bad teaches you about smart-beta funds

Matthew Partridge looks at what lessons television drama Breaking Bad holds for investors.
14 Dec 2018
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Book of the week: a country with coherent vision for its future

Book review: Russia Without Putin Tony Wood argues that the contemporary Western view of Russia lacks subtlety.
14 Dec 2018
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Volker looks back

Book review: Keeping At It Former Fed chair Paul Volcker's memoir is much more than an account of his life. It is his credo.
14 Dec 2018
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What A Midsummer Night’s Dream teaches you about investing

Matthew Partridge teases the lessons for investors out of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
7 Dec 2018
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Book in the news: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs

Book review: American Overdose Chris McGreal's meticulously researched book looks at what's behind America's deadly opioid addiction epidemic.
30 Nov 2018
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What The Model Millionaire teaches you about sentiment

Matthew Partridge explains what Oscar Wilde's The Model Millionaire can teach investors about market sentiment.
30 Nov 2018
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Book of the week: why markets act irrationally

Book review: The Behavioral Investor It's widely accepted that markets and individual investors don’t always act rationally. Daniel Crosby tries to e…
30 Nov 2018
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China and the WTC – a real game changer

Book review: China, Trade and Power Allowing China into the World Trade Organisation was an attempt to bind it to the rule of law and give US exporter…
30 Nov 2018
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What Scoop teaches you about reflexivity

Evelyn Waugh's novel about journalism warns investors against creating their own realities, says Matthew Partridge.
23 Nov 2018
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What Macbeth teaches you about stock analysts

Matthew Partridge looks at what investors can learn from Shakespeare's Macbeth.
16 Nov 2018
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