Investments

Currency Corner: what’s next for the euro?

Euro sign outside the ECB, Frankfurt © Getty Images

Despite having only existed for 20 years, the euro is the world’s second-most traded currency and the second-largest reserve currency. Dominic Frisby looks at its performance against the dollar and the yen, and where it might go next.

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.

Buy into fund manager Baillie Gifford’s success

Shares in Baillie Gifford’s growth-focused Scottish Mortgage Trust are worth buying, says Max King.

Should you be worried about Deutsche Bank?

Deutsche Bank is shedding 18,000 staff. John Stepek examines what’s behind the layoffs – and asks if we are looking at another Lehman Brothers.

Three ways to avoid your fund manager "doing a Woodford"

Worried that your manager might “do a Woodford”? Here’s what to look out for when investing in active funds.

Investors are ignoring these three cheap Japanese gems

Professional investor Joe Bauernfreund of the AVI Japan Opportunity Trust selects three cheap Japanese shares.

Scotland's “ethical” stockmarket is a rather neat idea

Plans are afoot for a new stockmarket for Scotland, which will only list companies that make a positive impact on society and the environment. It’s a neat idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Don’t expect the shift from active to passive fund management to ever reverse

Investors are shunning active funds in favour of passive funds that track an underlying market index. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change and asks if anything can save the active fund management industry.

How retail landlords can reinvent ailing shopping centres

Ailing shopping centres should be repurposed, benefiting the economy and investors.

The charts that matter: a quandary for the Fed

The yield curve is putting pressure on the Federal reserve to cut interest rates. But the economic data doesn’t support that. John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy are saying this week.

Currency Corner: the Australian dollar’s dreadful decade

The Australian dollar has been falling in value since 2011. It’s fared even worse than the pound. Dominic Frisby looks at the reasons for its decline.

UK house prices continue their long, slow drift lower

With UK house prices still falling in real terms, property is getting more affordable. John Stepek examines the reasons behind the slow decline, and what the future might hold.

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.

Deutsche Bank’s umpteenth turnaround

In yet another turnaround plan, Deutsche Bank is planning a “global cull” of 20,000 staff, more than a fifth of those currently employed.

Trade-war ceasefire boosts stockmarkets

Stockmarkets sighed with relief after the G20 summit in Japan brought a handshake between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.

Jony Ive, Apple’s design guru, departs

Jony Ive, the designer of the iMac and iPhone is leaving Apple. The news comes at a difficult time. Matthew Partridge reports.

Invest in Vietnam – Asia’s other communist dynamo

Vietnam has reinvented itself. And now, this overlooked market is ripe for investment. Alex Rankine picks the best way to buy in.

Royalty, housebuilders, and the need for a little imagination

An unlikely alliance between Prince Charles and a disgruntled housebuilder is highlighting the need for better-quality homes.

Facial recognition: Big Brother is watching you

Facial recognition technology is no longer dystopian fiction. It’s a rapidly growing technology subsector covering a wide range of applications. Ben Judge explains what they are and highlights the key players.

Get ready for epic levels of monetary debasement

With central bankers turning ultra-dovish, it looks like the currency wars are back on the agenda. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for your money.

Custodian: this Reit will look after your cash

Custodian Reit has been grappling with retail turmoil, but that is only a small part of the picture.

Bitcoin is back in a bear market – but don’t sell now

After its recent spectacular rise, bitcoin suffered a whopping great selloff that, technically, put it back in a bear market. But that doesn’t mean you should sell, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s why.

Give these 19 investment trusts a chance

Investors should spare a thought for these 19 out-of-favour investment trusts, says David Stevenson.

Investors should head east for income growth

Dividend payouts are also on the up in Asia. Income investor should look to these two investment trusts to get a slice.

Why investors should spit out Beyond Meat

Competitors will nibble away at vegan-burger maker Beyond Meat’s market share – and it is absurdly overpriced.

Woodford's fund stays shut – but it is time to buy Patient Capital?

John Stepek examines Neil Woodford’s progress in fixing his Equity Income Fund, and asks if it’s worth buying the Patient Capital Trust instead – while running his eye over an alternative trust for your portfolio.

A Gary Shilling: we're already in a recession – but the future is bright

Author and strategist A Gary Shilling says the US economy is declining. But a recession won’t last, and things are looking good in the longer term.

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