Investments

A contrarian bet on London housing

House prices are falling in the capital. But for contrarians, the current gloom provides a great opportunity, says Max King.

Finding the next Facebook

Professional investor Ruth Richards tips three venture capital trusts to buy. Not only are they tax efficient, you might just land the next tech giant.

Aim makes its mark at last

London’s Alternative Market performed poorly during its first 20 years – but investors can no longer afford to ignore its 1,254 companies, says Max King.

If you’d invested in: Persimmon and Centrica

Persimmon is the UK’s second-largest housebuilder. In November, it said the total sales rate per site for the third quarter was in line with the same period last year.

What’s unsettled US stocks?

After eight weeks of gains on the trot, US stocks dipped last week.

Brazilian stocks hit a speed bump

Brazilian stocks have doubled in two years, but that momentum is now slowing.

A new chapter for GE

The embattled US industrial giant plans to streamline its clunky operations. But does the plan go far enough? asks Alice Gråhns.

The best funds to bet against the human

Robotics has already attracted plenty of investors’ cash, says David C Stevenson. But it’s not too late to join the party.

The nasty slump in junk bonds

Junk-bond yields are falling to record lows, reflecting rising prices, as investors indulge in a desperate search for yield.

Jack Bogle: Time for lower returns

The past eight years have been great for stocks. However, Jack Bogle, the founder and former CEO of passive-funds pioneer Vanguard Group, thinks that investors should brace themselves for lower returns.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to this week’s share tips.

Prepare for a crash

One thing that people always get wrong about bubbles is that no one sees them coming. That’s just not true, says John Stepek.

How to fatten your profits as the world slims

Modern living has turned us into overweight, inactive couch potatoes. There’s an app for that, says Alice Gråhns – and an opportunity to profit for smart investors.

How to play oil's stealth bull market

Oil is in a bull market, says Dominic Frisby. And in any bull market, you want to be invested. Here, he picks the best ways to buy in.

The buy-to-let boom is on its last legs – what happens now?

More and more landlords are throwing in the towel and putting their properties on the market. Is this the beginning of the end for buy-to-let?

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