Investments

Eastern European stocks are a bargain

The small size of the region’s markets means that Eastern European stocks are often overlooked in favour of bigger Asian growth stories. Yet there is plenty of promise closer to home as well.

Ignore the wild swings – UK stocks are a buy

Whatever wild turn the Brexit drama takes next, the important thing to remember is that UK stocks are trading at bargain-basement prices.

We have a Brexit deal – but can it get past Parliament?

So we have a Brexit deal that both the EU and the government are happy with. It just needs to get past Parliament. John Stepek explains what’s likely to happen next, and what it all means for your money.

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.

WeWork goes from bad to worse

After botching its flotation, WeWork is facing a potentially fatal cash crunch. Digging itself out of this hole won’t come cheap. Matthew Partridge reports.

Sophos: US scoops up another UK success story

British cybersecurity company Sophos is a successful company with good prospects. So it’s no surprise that the American private-equity firm Thoma Bravo has offered £3.1bn for it.

Making great strides: invest in the future of prosthetic medicine

Intelligent artificial limbs, medical exoskeletons and devices that link artificial limbs directly with the brain may sound like science fiction, but they are getting closer. Which stocks will profit? Matthew Partridge reports.

Sticking your head in the sand is not an option

The Woodford debacle has made many people who are already nervous of the stockmarkets think that investing is not worth it. But most of us need to provide for our own financial future. And investing is the beast way to do that.

Woodford believed his own hype – now his investors are paying the price

Neil Woodford was once one of the brightest stars in Britain’s investment firmament. Then he came crashing down to earth. John Stepek explains what went wrong.

Woodford’s empire collapses – what happens to his investors now?

With Neil Woodford getting his marching orders and his funds being shut down, John Stepek explains what it means for his former empire, and for those with money locked in.

The ins and outs of making money on Airbnb

Getting paid for letting out your spare room or house on AirBnB isn’t as straightforward as it sounds.

Brexit bargains and dangerous dividends: we talk to BlackRock Throgmorton’s Dan Whitestone

Dan Whitestone, manager of the BlackRock Throgmorton investment trust, will be taking part in a panel discussion at the MoneyWeek Wealth Summit on 22 November. We caught up with him to find out where the best opportunities are right now – and to discuss the dreaded ‘B’ word. 

The fall of the house of Woodford – and what it means for your money

Neil Woodford has been fired from his Equity Income fund, which is now being wound up. John Stepek looks at how he got into this mess, and what it means for investors.

Unleash the power of private equity

Technology-focused private equity fund HG Capital Trust is a successful investor in unlisted companies that has shrugged off political uncertainty

Five stocks that offer robust returns from the robotics sector

Professional investor Peter Lingen of the Pictet Robotics fund highlights five promising investments from the sector.

Chart of the week: Dr Copper diagnoses an ailing economy

The price of copper has slipped by a fifth this year and is now at a near-two-year low of around $5,600 a tonne.

Nuclear fusion – what it is, how it works and when it could be powering our lives

Securing unlimited clean, safe and carbon-free energy for the rest of time would be revolutionary for the world economy. Is this now within sight?

The charts that matter: hopes for a trade deal and a Brexit breakthrough

John Sepek looks at how the latest Brexit negotiations have affected the chart that matter most to the global economy.

Vietnam: winning Trump’s trade war

There’s been one clear winner in the US-China trade war so far – Vietnam. Many investors see it as the developing world’s next big thing.

Currency Corner: the Romanian leu – a currency that has fallen even harder than the pound

In this week’s currency corner, Dominic Frisby takes look at the Romanian leu, which has, over the years, been something of a dog. Much like the pound, in fact.

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.

India’s banking crisis deepens

Bad loans are rising at India’s fourth-largest private bank by assets and the lender needs fresh capital to plug the gap. And it’s not alone.

Pensions freeze is a slap in the face for GE employees

Bad news for workers at General Electric (GE). The company will be freezing retirement benefits for 20,000 employees in order to cut billions from its pension deficit and debt pile.

HKEX beats a retreat from London Stock Exchange takeover bid

Hong Kong’s stockmarket operator has abandoned its bid for the London Stock Exchange. It always looked unlikely to work.

Brexit: Will we stay or will we go? And what does it mean for investors?

Brexit has descended into a farcical war of attrition. John Stepek looks at what it all means for your money – whatever the eventual outcome – and picks some of the best stocks to buy now.

Are we heading for another October crash, or should you stay long?

Stockmarket crashes always seem to happen in October. And markets are currently in a downtrend. Dominic Frisby asks if we’re heading for something more serious.

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