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Ben Lofthouse, fund manager for the Henderson International Income Trust, on portfolio changes, market performance and trust outlook.

What DIY builders need to know

Many of us dream of building our own homes – but how do you go about it? Chris Menon explains.

Investing in the world’s most valuable resource

A professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: Louis Veilleux, Senior Investment Manager, Pictet Water fund.

If this company manages to go public, it just has to mark the top of the market

Inverting yield curves and trade wars are all very worrying, says John Stepek. But nothing says “top of the market” like the stockmarket-listing of this company.

Uber hits the brakes

As competition and costs mount, will the ride-sharing app ever live up to its potential? Matthew Partridge reports.

The charts that matter: the rush to safety

The now infamous yield curve inverted this week, and that’s sent investors running for cover. John Stepek looks at the charts that most most to investors to see how the markets have reacted.

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.

Currency Corner: hard times are coming for emerging-market currencies

You know trouble is brewing for emerging-market currencies when everybody starts running for the US dollar, says Dominic Frisby.

Investors are in the grip of panic – don’t join them

With all that’s going on in the world, who could blame investors for losing their heads? Just remember to hold on to yours, says John Stepek – and stick to the plan.

Chart of the week: Argentina shocks investors (for a change)

Investors betting that Argentina had turned over a new leaf were given a nasty reminder of the country’s past this week.

India’s star is at risk of fading

The benchmark Nifty index is now down 9% and has just had its worst July for 17 years.

Trade conflict risks igniting currency war

China’s currency fell to an 11-year low against the US dollar, prompting US authorities to brand the country a currency manipulator.

Time to review your portfolio

It’s always a good idea to see where your portfolio stands at times of market extremes, says John Stepek.

Navigating the weird world of negative interest rates

Investors are paying good money to be allowed to lend money to governments across the world. What on earth is going on, and what does it mean for your money? John Stepek reports.

Bag a Brexit bargain in commercial property

UK commercial property stocks look unreasonably cheap, says Max King.

What is a yield curve, and why should I care if it inverts?

Everybody is talking about the inverted yield curve and how it predicts recessions. John Stepek explains everything you need to know about it and why it matters.

Why you need a plan for when the market panics

A reliable stockmarket warning bell may be about to send investors running for cover, says John Stepek. That’s when you will be glad you have your investment plan in place.

Snap up a bargain at a property auction

It’s a buyer’s market at today’s property auctions. But you still need to do your due diligence before bidding.

Bausch Health: an ex-sinner to buy now

Pharmaceutical firm Bausch Health, formerly known as Valeant, is putting a dodgy past behind it.

Adventurous investors should head for the frontier in Georgia

Georgia Capital, a London-listed investment fund, is trading on a big discount and looks a good bet for the brave.

David Rosenberg: this is a “Potemkin market”

You need only look at the global bond market to see that we are in unprecedented territory, says David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff.

Picking winning stocks matters

Just a few stocks account for the lion’s share of overall market gains. How can you make sure you own them?

Four attractive UK income opportunities

Professional investor Mark Barnett of the Invesco Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust picks four UK stocks that should generate income that will grow above inflation.

How negative interest rates could spell the death of cash

In the topsy turvy world of negative interest rates, the pound in your pocket undergoes a bizarre change. John Stepek explains what that means for investors.

Chart of the week: a new low for value stocks

Over the very long term, value stocks have tended to beat growth stocks. But for around a decade now, the opposite has been true.

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