Investments

A strange North American pre-Christmas custom you can profit from

Just before Christmas, Americans and Canadians sell their losing stocks – meaning canny investors can pick up some bargains. Dominic Frisby explains where you can find some of the best.

A sneaky oil boom is getting underway

The price of Brent crude hit a two-year high yesterday. John Stepek looks at what that might mean for the global economy – and for inflation in particular.

Amid all the worry, UK stocks look good

Many investors are selling out of British stocks, fearful of Brexit and a Corbyn government. That leaves the UK stockmarket a rare and special thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb: cheap.

The charts that matter: bitcoin and Brexit

Bitcoin went even madder this week, and it looks like progress on Brexit. John Stepek examines how the week’s events affect the charts that matter to the global economy

This week in MoneyWeek: Join the battle against killer diseases

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: curing today’s most serious diseases; an update to our investment trust portfolio; and some creative ideas for charitable giving.

Trump will burst the bond bubble

After months of bluster, the administration finally appears on the verge of passing a significant piece of legislation that could affect the bond market.

Opec mops up the oil glut

The members of Opec, the oil exporters’ cartel, agreed to “extend-and-maybe-amend” their output deal.

Rio Tinto’s new broom

Simon Thompson has taken the helm of the world’s second biggest mining firm. He may be just the man for the job, says Alice Gråhns.

What the yield curve says about markets

Something rather esoteric is drawing the attention of more cautious investors, says John Stepek. That something is the flattening yield curve. 

Small fry with big potential

Barely a week goes by without news of an investment trust arranging a new loan or debenture at incredibly low rates, says David C Stevenson. But some fund managers are using even more exotic instruments to raise funding.

How to meet skiing trends head on

Sarah Moore reveals what skiing trends you need to think about before you buy that dream chalet in the Alps.

If you’d invested in: FDM Group and Intu Properties

FDM Group Holdings offers IT services such as project management, business analysis and data operations. In July, it revealed that revenues had surged.

The curious twins who bet big on bitcoin

The Winklevoss twins may have lost out on Facebook, but they have won big on bitcoin.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK press.

How to invest in the next big medical breakthrough

There is currently no cure for MS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases but research gallops on. There will be big rewards for the first drug company to break through, says Dr Mike Tubbs.

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