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Great frauds in history: John G. Bennett Jr’s Ponzi scheme

John G. Bennett Jr's classic Ponzi scheme cost his investors $135m and ended him ten years in jail.
18 Feb 2020
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MoneyWeek is looking for a new writer for the website. If you are interested in economics, finance, investing, or just in money in any context – and …
14 Feb 2020
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Living on a houseboat: the pros and cons of a floating home

Living on a houseboat sounds romantic and peaceful. But it’s not as straightforward as it looks, says Nicole Garcia Merida
14 Feb 2020
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How to profit as the world goes vegan

Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular and even the fast-food giants are looking to cash in. It looks like veganism might be more than a …
13 Feb 2020
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The best kit for ski enthusiasts

Hitting the slopes for some downhill action this season? Then invest in some high-end clobber to make the experience even more enjoyable
10 Feb 2020
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Bernie Ebbers: the downfall of the Telecom Cowboy

Bernie Ebbers had the starring role in the greatest rags-to-riches story in US corporate history. A plot twist at the end turned it into a different k…
10 Feb 2020
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Will Britain close its doors to immigrants post-Brexit?

Details have not yet been forthcoming, but Britain will soon have a new immigration policy. What will that mean for businesses and investors?
8 Feb 2020
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Keynes – the economist with an eye for an art bargain

The economist John Maynard Keynes was an avid art collector – and a savvy one, too
7 Feb 2020

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Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines

International dividends shouldn’t only mean companies in the US or Europe – the Far East has plenty of big payouts to offer. Cris Sholto Heaton looks …
6 Feb 2020
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Great frauds in history: Peter Clowes’s bondwashing scheme

Peter Clowes's "bondwashing" scam cost investors £190m, and led to a ten-year prison sentence.
5 Feb 2020
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Great frauds in history: Robert Vesco’s dubious schemes

Robert Vesco looted IOS, a Swiss fund of funds, and the funds it ran by having them invest in a web of banks and shell companies that he himself owned…
5 Feb 2020
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Kim Woo-choong: the ambiguous legacy of Daewoo's Chairman Kim

Former Daewoo chairman Kim Woo-choong inspired a generation of entrepreneurs. His empire collapsed and his career ended in ignominy, but was he to bla…
3 Feb 2020
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Optimistic outlook for the UK economy

SPONSORED CONTENT – Henderson Smaller Companies Trust's fund manager looks back at 2019 and how smaller UK companies will fare in 2020
3 Feb 2020
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The uncertain fate of HS2 – the case for and against

The prime minister is due to decide whether to go ahead with the controversial high-speed rail link from London to the north. What is he likely to dec…
1 Feb 2020
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Converted properties for sale now

This week: converted properties – from a 1930s former water tower in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, to a house in Cheshire that was originally designed as …
31 Jan 2020
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The rare earth metal that won't be a secret for long

SPONSORED CONTENT – You can’t keep a good thing hidden forever; now is the time to consider Pensana Rare Earths and the rare earth metals NdPr.
31 Jan 2020
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Where to find "ten-bagger" stocks – the market's Holy Grail

“Ten-baggers,” stocks with the potential to rise tenfold, are rare but not impossible to find. Dr Mike Tubbs explores their key characteristics and su…
31 Jan 2020
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What leaving the EU means for your money

We’ve finally left the European Union. It may seem like nothing has changed, but investors need to look at what it means for their portfolio right now…
30 Jan 2020
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Great frauds in history: BCCI – Agha Hasan Abedi’s dodgy bank

To all appearances, BCCI – set up by Agha Hasan Abedi – was a legitimate bank. But it was a haven of crooks and criminals, and went bankrupt owing inv…
27 Jan 2020
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The $68 trillion inheritance

A very valuable torch is being passed to a new generation, says Chris Carter
24 Jan 2020
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Holidays that won’t pile on the pounds

Going on holiday needn’t mean breaking those New Year resolutions.
24 Jan 2020
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Properties with equestrian facilities

This week: properties with equestrian facilities – from a residential estate in Cheshire currently run as a professional showjumping and livery yard, …
24 Jan 2020
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How to play the galloping growth of the gaming sector

Digital games have become so popular that the market is now bigger than both the television-streaming and film industries. Yet years of expansion stil…
23 Jan 2020
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Great frauds in history: Sergey Mavrodi’s Ponzi scheme

Sergey Mavrodi turned his computer import business into a financial investment scheme and plundered hundreds of millions of dollars.
23 Jan 2020
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Five questions for: Frederic de Ryckman de Betz, CEO and founder of Attic Self Storage

Frederic de Ryckman de Betz started Attic Self Storage back in 2008.
21 Jan 2020
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Aston Martin's luxury chopper for Bond villains

If you’ve a few million to spare, the man at Aston Martin wants to talk to you about a helicopter
21 Jan 2020
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Kai Feller: Bark.com and the "Amazon for services"

Kai Feller set up Bark.com to streamline the tedious process of looking for service providers such as cleaners, accountants or gardeners.
21 Jan 2020
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Alina Morse: the teenager who made a million

Fourteen-year-old Alina Morse created Zollipops, her sugar-free confectionery company, out of her desire for treats that wouldn't rot her teeth.
20 Jan 2020
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Wine of the week: a superb red from Georgia

This fruit-packed bottle is the first Georgian wine Matthew Jukes has recommended in 33 years.
18 Jan 2020
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Dominic Cummings: the "weirdos" take back control

The prime minister’s special adviser is planning big changes in the way the government machine works. What can we expect? Simon Wilson reports.
18 Jan 2020
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Kristian Tapaninaho: bootstrapping his way to success

Kristian Tapaninaho grew Ooni, his pizza-oven business, through "bootstrapping" – quick and successful growth with very little external funding.
17 Jan 2020
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Houses for £800,000

This week: houses for around £800,000 – from a Victorian cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, to a mew…
17 Jan 2020
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Where to go in 2020

Broaden your horizons in the new year with a visit to these travel destinations.
17 Jan 2020
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Willie Walsh: the colourful scamp who saved BA

Willie Walsh is standing down after 15 years in the cockpit at Britain’s flagship airline. Few will miss his combative approach, but the industry is l…
17 Jan 2020
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Carlos Ghosn: Le Cost Killer’s great jail break

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan boss charged with fraud, fled captivity in Tokyo and is now a fugitive in Lebanon. His memoirs should make for fascina…
13 Jan 2020
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Great frauds in history: Reed Slatkin’s Investment Club

Reed Slatkin studied with Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard and became an ordained minister in the cult 1975. He used his position to set up an unl…
13 Jan 2020
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Wine of the week: Kiwi sauvignon blanc is back on track

This New Zealand sauvignon blanc is a serious, handsome, angular creation that harks back to the great wine of the Loire Valley.
10 Jan 2020
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Getting lost in the markets of Marrakesh

Marrakesh's La Sultana hotel is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Morocco, says Chris Carter.
10 Jan 2020
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Aston Martin heads off road with the all-new DBX

Aston Martin, Britain’s supercar maker, is branching out into SUVs. Its new DBX looks a winner, says Nicole Garcia Merida.
10 Jan 2020
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Houses for sale with home offices

From a 17th-century property in Newark, to a Victorian country house near Carlisle and a five-bedroom barn conversion in Bideford, eight of the best h…
10 Jan 2020
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UK property prices are in the doldrums

House prices barely rose in 2019. Good news, says Nicole Garcia Merida.
9 Jan 2020
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How to keep your money safe from scammers

There are millions of scams attempted every year, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby. Shield your cash with these simple but crucial tips.
9 Jan 2020
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Investment trusts: the Cinderella of investment arrives at the ball

Investors should look beyond the market noise of a single year and examine the bigger picture. Max King explains what we can learn from 25 years of in…
8 Jan 2020
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Small business: where to find funds for your company

There are plenty of potential sources of money to help your startup business flourish, says David Prosser.
7 Jan 2020
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The boom in passive investing won’t cause the next crash

Passive investment funds such as ETFs are now such a fundamental part of financial markets that some people worry that they will spark the next crash.…
7 Jan 2020
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What escalating tension between Iran and the US means for oil prices

The tension between the US and Iran is unlikely to mean all-out war in the Middle East. But markets may be getting a little too complacent about its e…
6 Jan 2020
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The commercial property funds to research now

There are still opportunities in commercial property, but choose your subsector carefully, says David Stevenson.
4 Jan 2020
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Three European small cap stocks with a big future

Professional investor Francesco Conte picks three European small-cap stocks that should generate sustainable earnings in an ever more competitive glob…
3 Jan 2020
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Whatever happened to blockchain?

Not long ago investors were getting hyped up about blockchain. Then they dropped it. But they should take another look, says Ben Judge.
2 Jan 2020