Investment strategy

I wish I knew what a share buyback was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask - what is a share buyback?
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a share buyback was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

A share buyback means just what it says – a company buys back its own shares. But why? And how does that benefit shareholders?
3 Aug 2021
Where to find data on investment funds
New York Stock Exchange
Funds

Where to find data on investment funds

Investors can choose from a wide array of websites offering financial information about funds. Where should they start?
3 Aug 2021
Inheritance tax planning: using Aim shares to cut your inheritance tax bill
London Stock Exchange
Inheritance tax

Inheritance tax planning: using Aim shares to cut your inheritance tax bill

If you have invested in companies listed on London’s Aim market, you can use them to reduce your inheritance tax bill, says David Prosser. Here’s how.
2 Aug 2021
Premium Bonds: a better bet for savers when interest rates are low
Premium bond app on a phone
Savings

Premium Bonds: a better bet for savers when interest rates are low

Cash is a dull investment with interest rates near zero – but there is one way to make it more exciting without risk
2 Aug 2021
Improve your odds of investment success with these three stocks
Share tips

Improve your odds of investment success with these three stocks

Professional investor Tom Wildgoose of the Nomura Global High Conviction Fund highlights three of his favourite stocks.
2 Aug 2021
“Superforecasting”: can you profit from predicting the future?
Investment strategy

“Superforecasting”: can you profit from predicting the future?

Some people, it seems, really are better at seeing what lies ahead than others. But would their crystal ball be of any help to investors? Stuart Watki…
30 Jul 2021
Dividends are back – here's where to find them
Investment strategy

Dividends are back – here's where to find them

The FTSE 100 is yielding 3.7% – not too bad in an age of 0.1% interest rates. And the UK isn't the only place to find dividends, says Merryn Somerset …
30 Jul 2021
Cover of MoneyWeek magazine issue no 1022, Friday 23 October 2020

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Joe Bauernfreund: why Japan is an active investor's dream market
Investment strategy

Joe Bauernfreund: why Japan is an active investor's dream market

Merryn talks to Joe Bauernfreund of the AVI Japan Opportunity Trust about the opportunities for investors in Japan, a hugely under-researched market w…
29 Jul 2021
What does the US dollar’s sudden about-turn mean for the markets?
Currencies

What does the US dollar’s sudden about-turn mean for the markets?

After rallying strongly since late spring, the US dollar wobbled this week. Dominic Frisby looks at where the greenback is going next, and what that m…
29 Jul 2021
I wish I knew what an index was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what an index was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

The FTSE 100 is probably the best-known stockmarket index in the UK. But what exactly is an index?
27 Jul 2021
Signs of a top? One of the world’s oddest bubbles is back
Investment strategy

Signs of a top? One of the world’s oddest bubbles is back

In a world where everything seems to be in a bubble, one of the oddest has returned: Beanie Babies. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what could possibly …
27 Jul 2021
Chinese tech firms are moving from listing in New York to Hong Kong. Are they worth buying?
China stockmarkets

Chinese tech firms are moving from listing in New York to Hong Kong. Are they worth buying?

Chinese firms listing on the stockmarket are moving away from the US to Hong Kong after China’s government clamped down. Saloni Sardana looks at what’…
26 Jul 2021
Three sustainable stocks that are doing well by doing good
Share tips

Three sustainable stocks that are doing well by doing good

Professional investor Peter Michaelis of the Liontrust Sustainable Investment Team picks three stocks to buy that are helping to create a cleaner, saf…
26 Jul 2021
Playing pass the parcel with toxic assets won’t save the environment
Oil

Playing pass the parcel with toxic assets won’t save the environment

Wanting to do the right thing, big oil companies are divesting themselves of toxic fossil-fuel assets. But we still need oil, says John Stepek – and t…
22 Jul 2021
Why markets keep going up in the face of “real world” economic turmoil
Investment strategy

Why markets keep going up in the face of “real world” economic turmoil

With the economy being shuttered for months and a very fragile reopening, many people and industries have had a miserable year. But not the stockmarke…
21 Jul 2021
I wish I knew what the lifetime allowance was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what the lifetime allowance was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

If you have been saving into your pension for some time now you may have heard the term "lifetime allowance". Here's what that means.
20 Jul 2021
The space race: exciting, but not necessarily profitable
Investment strategy

The space race: exciting, but not necessarily profitable

The new space race will spawn a host of new companies wanting to cash in. But investors should tread very carefully, says Merryn Somerset Webb: most w…
19 Jul 2021
Lockdown Day saw the market hit rock bottom – could Freedom Day mark a top?
UK stockmarkets

Lockdown Day saw the market hit rock bottom – could Freedom Day mark a top?

When the UK locked down against Covid, markets plunged, but recovered quickly. Could England’s removal of restrictions mark the market top, asks John …
19 Jul 2021
how to build your own ultimate tracker fund
Investment strategy

how to build your own ultimate tracker fund

Efforts to build the “ultimate” tracker fund reveal how easy it is to over-complicate your asset allocation.
19 Jul 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism
Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism

Russell Napier talks to Merryn about financial repression – or "stealing money from old people slowly" – plus how Asian capitalism is taking over in t…
16 Jul 2021
It might be time for the reflation trade to spark back into life
Inflation

It might be time for the reflation trade to spark back into life

Many investors have taken the view that inflation will be “transitory”. But with both UK and US figures higher than expected, it might be time to rec…
15 Jul 2021
If you bought gold with pounds, it’s been a disappointing year – but be patient
Gold

If you bought gold with pounds, it’s been a disappointing year – but be patient

Measured in US dollars, gold is flat on the year. In pounds, it's fallen. But sterling investors should be patient, says Dominic Frisby. It won’t be t…
14 Jul 2021