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Gold, coronavirus, and the high cost of face masks in northern Italy

The price of gold is spiking – as it always does in a global panic. But this bull market predates the coronavirus epidemic, says Dominic Frisby, and w…
26 Feb 2020
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China's economy

Is China heading for a secret recession?

The shutdown sparked by the coronavirus outbreak could put China at risk of a “secret recession”.
25 Feb 2020
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How to build a properly diversified investment trust portfolio

Max King explains how to build a well diversified portfolio using one of our favourite tools – investment trusts.
25 Feb 2020
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Stockmarkets

A global coronavirus pandemic seems inevitable – are markets still too complacent?

Coronavirus is going global. It’s only a matter of time before it’s classed as a pandemic. John Stepek looks at the markets’ reaction, and explains ho…
24 Feb 2020
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Investment strategy

How demographics affects stock valuations

New research suggests that stock and bond valuations are driven by the age of the population – at least in the US.
24 Feb 2020
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Corporate bonds

Where to find value in the bond market

Jeff Keen of Waverton Investment Management selects three of his favourite retail bonds to buy now.
24 Feb 2020
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Investment trusts

A return to form at Temple Bar Investment Trust

Temple Bar Investment Trust had an excellent 2019 and will profit from the revival of value investing, says Max King.
24 Feb 2020
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Emerging markets

Thailand's already fragile economy threatened by coronavirus

Thailand was already suffering from effects of the US-China trade war and its worst drought in decades; now the coronavirus threatens to damage its to…
23 Feb 2020

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Buy to let

Come back buy-to-letters, all is forgiven

The government is winning its war against small private buy-to-let landlords. But who benefits?
23 Feb 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: it’s starting to look a little unhinged out there

Things aren't normal in the markets right now, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy for clues to what…
22 Feb 2020
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Energy

The natural-gas glut is here to stay

Surging US exports of liquefied natural gas have driven the price down to below $3 per mBtu
21 Feb 2020
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Gold

Gold is at its highest level in years – here’s how to invest

Gold's rise at a time when the dollar is unnervingly strong isn't unheard of – but it is curious. John Stepek explains what's going on, and what it me…
21 Feb 2020
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Alternative investments

Nintendo Playstation: geek dreams are made of this

The only Nintendo PlayStation ever made is up for grabs.
21 Feb 2020
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Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK's financial pages.
21 Feb 2020
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US stockmarkets

Apple’s coronavirus warning rattles markets

Apple has warned that disruption in China caused by the coronavirus will hit first-quarter revenues.
20 Feb 2020
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UK stockmarkets

Reforms at HSBC are not radical enough

Banking giant HSBC plans to go back to its roots to boost shareholders’ returns. But investors are not impressed.
20 Feb 2020
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Share tips

The end of outsourcing? Why companies are taking back control

Until fairly recently, corporations did everything in-house rather than delegate activities to others. Now the “vertical integration” model is making …
20 Feb 2020
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Stocks and shares

Do you own shares in Sirius Minerals? Here’s what you need to do now

Mining giant Anglo American has proposed a cash takeover of Yorkshire-based minnow Sirius Minerals. Unhappy shareholders must decide whether to accept…
20 Feb 2020
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Continental blend: the case for European companies

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19 Feb 2020
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Investment strategy

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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Investment trusts

Four Asia-focused investment trusts to keep an eye on

Funds that specialise in Asian companies have yet to price in the full short-term effects of the coronavirus
18 Feb 2020
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Share tips

Three overlooked stocks to buy now

Each week, a professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: Joe Bauernfreund, portfolio manager at the AVI Global Trust, highligh…
17 Feb 2020
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Investment strategy

The trouble with "World" stockmarket indices and how to fix them

Indices such as the MSCI World or the FTSE World are not an accurate reflection of the global economy
17 Feb 2020
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House prices

The biggest risk facing the UK housing market right now

For house prices to stagnate or even fall would be healthy for the property market, says John Stepek. But there is a distinct danger that isn't going …
17 Feb 2020
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European stockmarkets

Don’t write off European stocks

The Eurozone economy may have slowed to a crawl, but a return to earnings growth has given investors in European stocks hope.
16 Feb 2020
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Oil

Coronavirus is a "black swan" event for oil

The coronavirus outbreak is leaving the energy industry facing the prospect of no overall demand growth for the calendar year. 
15 Feb 2020
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Global Economy

Have we reached the end of the road for petrol cars?

The prime minister has said that all new sales of vehicles with internal combustion engines will be banned from 2035. Is that achievable?
15 Feb 2020
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China's economy

Has Hong Kong become a failed state?

Hong Kong cannot protect its citizens, provide basic services or command the trust of its people, and it is failing to provide the safety and stabilit…
14 Feb 2020
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Property

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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Stockmarkets

Stocks shrug off the coronavirus outbreak

Investors have shrugged off the disruption to the markets caused by the outbreak of coronavirus.
14 Feb 2020
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Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK's financial pages.
14 Feb 2020
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UK stockmarkets

Credit Suisse boss tossed overboard

Credit Suisse Group has sacked its CEO, Tidjane Thiam, after his position became untenable.
13 Feb 2020
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Semiconductors: invest in the future of technology

Semiconductors are a key component of computers. Major growth areas such as artificial intelligence and the “internet of things” will underpin future …
13 Feb 2020
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Investment strategy

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
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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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Investment gurus

Seth Klarman: focusing on value stocks will pay off

Value stocks are very much out of favour , says Seth Klarman, chief executive of hedge fund Baupost. But that won't always be the case.
13 Feb 2020
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Silver and other precious metals

You should all own some silver. Just don’t expect it to make you rich

Silver is cool, beautiful and immensely useful. But for investors it's the most frustrating of metals. Dominic Frisby explains why you should own some…
12 Feb 2020
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Investment strategy

The secret to avoiding being panicked out of your portfolio

With the coronavirus continuing to occupy headlines, investors still aren’t sure how to react. But the one thing you mustn’t do is panic. Tim Price ex…
11 Feb 2020
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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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The return of split-capital investment trusts – and two to buy now

Split-capital investment trusts fell out of favour after a scandal in the early 2000s. But now they're back. Here are two worth a look.
11 Feb 2020
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Investment strategy

Just five assets matter for investors. Here's what they are

Every investor’s needs are different – but most can be met by the right combination of five investments
11 Feb 2020
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Having the time of your life

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10 Feb 2020
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Equity release

Equity release: how to tap your house for cash

The pros and cons of releasing equity from your home compared with moving to a smaller one
10 Feb 2020
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Three small Aim stocks with big tax-free potential

A professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: Jonathan Moyes of high net-worth investment service Wealth Club picks three of h…
10 Feb 2020
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Spread betting

Boeing's share price plummets: here's how to play it

Boeing shares have fallen by a third this year. But there could be worse to come. Matthew Partridge explains how traders should play it
10 Feb 2020
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Brexit

Winners and losers from a hard Brexit

Our exit from the EU is likely to be of the hard variety, says Matthew Lynn. Investors should back the industries that will flourish
9 Feb 2020
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Stockmarkets

BP boss raises the oil giant's dividend ahead of his departure

Bob Dudley, the departing CEO of oil giant BP, has given shareholders a parting gift by raising the dividend. But they would be happier if oil prices …
7 Feb 2020
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House prices

Is the jump in house prices just a Brexit bounce, or is it more durable?

UK house prices rose sharply in January. Some of that is down to the end of Brexit uncertainty – but not all. There is a real risk that prices will ke…
7 Feb 2020
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Investing in art

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