Editor's letter

Some good news in the housing market
UK Economy

Some good news in the housing market

That the housing market is now reopening, in England at least, is good news, says John Stepek.
14 May 2020
Where to put your money as the investible universe shrinks
Investment strategy

Where to put your money as the investible universe shrinks

If you had £1,000 to invest right now for a ten-year period, where would you invest it? That's not a simple question to answer any more, says Merryn S…
7 May 2020
A new fund for the model investment trust portfolio
Investment trust model portfolio

A new fund for the model investment trust portfolio

After sifting through readers' suggestions, Merryn Somerset Webb picks a new fund for the MoneyWeek model portfoli of investment trusts.
1 May 2020
Bad news for income trusts
Stockmarkets

Bad news for income trusts

There's very little good news around the future of income trusts, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
23 Apr 2020
Looking on the bright side
UK Economy

Looking on the bright side

The great virus crisis is miserable in many ways. But there are glimmers of positivity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
16 Apr 2020
Markets haven't finished yet
UK Economy

Markets haven't finished yet

Can the bear market really be over so soon? The consensus seems to be “surely not”.
9 Apr 2020
The same changes are happening, just faster
Global Economy

The same changes are happening, just faster

From international relations to working from home, the coronavirus outbreak hasn't so much radically changed the world as sped up changes that were al…
2 Apr 2020
Navigating a world in which the odd is has become the everyday
Stockmarkets

Navigating a world in which the odd is has become the everyday

In these strange times, everything once deemed unthinkable is now thinkable. But that doesn't mean it is possible, says Merryn Somerset Webb
26 Mar 2020
The financial system gets reset
Global Economy

The financial system gets reset

Things are very much different now, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We are entering period of financial – and possibly also political – reset.
19 Mar 2020
Exceptional measures don't come cheap
UK Economy

Exceptional measures don't come cheap

Rishi Sunak promised so much in his Budget that's its impossible to tot up just how much it will all cost. That is not a good thing, says Merryn Somer…
12 Mar 2020
Coronavirus disruption will take some time to play out
Global Economy

Coronavirus disruption will take some time to play out

There are already plenty of obvious casualties of the nasty combination of coronavirus-driven supply and demand shocks. But second-round casualties ar…
5 Mar 2020
How to vaccinate your portfolio against coronavirus
Investment strategy

How to vaccinate your portfolio against coronavirus

The spread of coronavirus could pose a threat to your portfolio, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Make sure it's protected
27 Feb 2020
The UK is doing fine
Economy

The UK is doing fine

The small matter of the productivity problem aside, the UK economy is doing fine, and should carry on being fine.
20 Feb 2020
Green investment: from "sensible re-pricing" to full-on mania
ESG investing

Green investment: from "sensible re-pricing" to full-on mania

Change is afoot, says John Stepek. Everyone is waking up to the fact that we need to do more to protect the environment. That presents opportunities f…
13 Feb 2020
We're near the tipping point for electric cars
UK Economy

We're near the tipping point for electric cars

Demand for electric cars is soaring soared. And while the switchover will be expensive, we could be near a tipping point.
6 Feb 2020
House prices have had a relatively quiet decade
House prices

House prices have had a relatively quiet decade

It may surprise you to learn that house prices in Wales, Scotland and the north of England are actually more affordable than at the end of 2009.
30 Jan 2020
Contrarian notions from the Davos talking shop
Editor's letter

Contrarian notions from the Davos talking shop

Davos – the talking shop for the great and the good and the grossly overpaid – is fertile ground for contrarian indicators, says John Stepek.
23 Jan 2020
Buying shares can be a tricky business
Investment strategy

Buying shares can be a tricky business

A tip gone bad reminds John Stepek that buying shares in troubled companies in the hope that they can turn themselves around doesn't always pay off.
16 Jan 2020
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Economy

About Us

Welcome, and thank you for visiting us.
9 Jan 2020
Another year of politics for investors to worry about
Economy

Another year of politics for investors to worry about

It’s the start of another year and once again politics looms large in the minds of investors. This year, it’s an escalation in the temperature of the …
9 Jan 2020
The good investments of the 2010s – and the bad
Stockmarkets

The good investments of the 2010s – and the bad

John Stepek takes a look back on which investments did well and which did badly in the decade that’s about to come to an end.
26 Dec 2019
How long can the good times roll?
Economy

How long can the good times roll?

Despite all the doom and gloom that has dominated our headlines for most of 2019, Britain and most of the rest of the developing world is currently en…
19 Dec 2019
Britain is actually in pretty good shape
Economy

Britain is actually in pretty good shape

The UK may have its problems, but not nearly as many as people seem to think, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
12 Dec 2019
What are the best ways of raising more money in tax?
Economy

What are the best ways of raising more money in tax?

Given that whoever wins next week's election will be going on a massive spending spree, we're going to need to raise at least some of that money throu…
5 Dec 2019