Editor's letter

Car hire and the strangeness of the post-pandemic economy
Avis car hire queue
UK Economy

Car hire and the strangeness of the post-pandemic economy

A global shortage of hire cars and unusually high hotel occupancy rates sum up the post-pandemic global economy in a nutshell, says Merryn Somerset We…
30 Jun 2022
Celebrity bitcoin ads echo the subprime mortgage crisis
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Bitcoin & crypto

Celebrity bitcoin ads echo the subprime mortgage crisis

A wave of ads featuring celebrities punting crypto to the masses are reminiscent of how low income Americans were encouraged to take on loans they cou…
23 Jun 2022
About Us
Economy

About Us

Welcome, and thank you for visiting us.
23 Jun 2022
Why we need to get a grip on our government
Keith Joseph
UK Economy

Why we need to get a grip on our government

Our government is trying to do too much, enacting policies that are destructive to the private sector. It needs to drop the the feel-good nonsense and…
16 Jun 2022
Will the UK's property slowdown turn into a house-price crash?
Country house
Property

Will the UK's property slowdown turn into a house-price crash?

As the cost-of-living crisis intensifies and interest rate rise, it is hard to see reasons for UK house prices to keep rising, says Merryn Somerset We…
9 Jun 2022
What sardines can teach investors about today's markets
Investment strategy

What sardines can teach investors about today's markets

A California tale of “eating sardines” and “trading sardines” can help us divide investments into speculative and real, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Som…
26 May 2022
How not to get beaten by inflation
Inflation

How not to get beaten by inflation

With inflation at 9%, and the bank rate at 1% you’re not going to get a real return on cash. But there are steps you can take to beat inflation, says …
19 May 2022
Cover of MoneyWeek magazine issue no 1022, Friday 23 October 2020

Subscribe to MoneyWeek and get your first six issues FREE

Subscribe to MoneyWeek now and get your first six magazine issues absolutely FREE
The market finally seems to be getting it
UK stockmarkets

The market finally seems to be getting it

Reality checks are coming fast to the markets, says Merryn Somerset Webb – with even 2022’s safe havens beginning to reflect recession worries.
12 May 2022
Everything is getting more expensive – including money
UK Economy

Everything is getting more expensive – including money

Investors are about to start feeling rather more pain, says Merryn Somerset Webb – from the rising price of money.
6 May 2022
Which mistake will central bankers choose to make next?
Investment strategy

Which mistake will central bankers choose to make next?

The heads of the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve have choices – but none of them are good choices, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
28 Apr 2022
We may be heading for recession – and it will be no ordinary recession
UK Economy

We may be heading for recession – and it will be no ordinary recession

Just as the downturn in 2020 was not a typical recession. the next downturn could be very different too, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
22 Apr 2022
What companies should be prioritising this decade
Global Economy

What companies should be prioritising this decade

In a world beset by uncertainty, companies should be prioritising slack over efficiency, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
14 Apr 2022
Advertising in MoneyWeek
Glossary

Advertising in MoneyWeek

To book magazine, email or website advertising, please contact:
13 Apr 2022
How to invest in an environment of rising inflation and unpredictable central bank policy
Inflation

How to invest in an environment of rising inflation and unpredictable central bank policy

This week central banker Lael Brainard - a long-term dove - rattled markets by suggesting America's Federal Reserve will unwind quantitative easing fa…
9 Apr 2022
Why we are in a cost of living crisis today
Inflation

Why we are in a cost of living crisis today

The cost of living crisis is a function of several factors. Merryn Somerset Webb explains what is behind it and how to prepare for it.
1 Apr 2022
How to position your portfolio for higher inflation
Investment strategy

How to position your portfolio for higher inflation

UK inflation hit 6.2% this week, Merryn Somerset-Webb explains what is behind it and how investors can position themselves to combat it.
25 Mar 2022
Investors: remember Woodford, and make sure you can cash out
Investment strategy

Investors: remember Woodford, and make sure you can cash out

Investing is full of risks. But not being able to sell your investment when you want to is one you shouldn't have to deal with, says Merryn Somerset W…
18 Mar 2022
The end of global economic integration
Global Economy

The end of global economic integration

The story of the post-Soviet era has been one of constant economic integration. But that's now over, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And it's going to cost…
11 Mar 2022
The hidden Russian equities in your portfolio
Investment strategy

The hidden Russian equities in your portfolio

The odds are that, however strongly you feel against it, you hold Russian equities in your portfolio. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.
4 Mar 2022
Beware: things are not normal
Investment strategy

Beware: things are not normal

With markets are all over the place, it is hard for investors to know what to do. But there is a strong chance that the assets that have done well ove…
25 Feb 2022
The market is gradually coming to its senses
Stockmarkets

The market is gradually coming to its senses

Rising inflation is making markets focus on "jam today" over "jam tomorrow" with investors switching from growth stocks to value stocks.
18 Feb 2022
We need to invest in renewables – but we need to invest in oil and gas, too
Energy

We need to invest in renewables – but we need to invest in oil and gas, too

We need heavy investment in renewable energy, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But we also need continued investment in fossil fuels, to keep prices low and…
11 Feb 2022