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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.

British stocks are in the bargain basement

Recent stockmarket jitters have been global, but uncertainty over our future relationship with the EU continues to dog British stocks. But therein lies opportunity.

Steve Eisman: I'll short Britain if Corbyn gets in

Steve Eisman has a basket of about 50 stocks he would short if Britain ends up with a “Trotskyite” prime minister.

These global gems won’t stay cheap for long

Professional investor Joe Bauernfreund of the British Empire Trust picks three overlooked bargain stocks to buy now

Low volatility – or low rates?

Tracker funds investing in “boring” stocks have done well in the past 25 years – but is that set to change?

Modi’s magic will power India for years to come

India looks ready to fulfil its long-term potential, says Rupert Foster. And Cris Sholto Heaton examines short-term risks in the financial sector and highlights the best investment trusts.

Markets like gridlock – but they shouldn’t take it for granted

The markets got what they expected out of the US elections: political gridlock, which means no meddling by politicians. But it’s only a temporary reprieve, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

The pound is very, very cheap – but it’ll stay that way until Brexit is sorted

The pound could rocket once we have a satisfactory resolution to Brexit, says Dominic Frisby. But we have to clear that hurdle first.

The US vote doesn’t matter – what matters is which story markets choose to believe

Despite all the hype, the result of the US mid-term elections is irrelevant to investors, says John Stepek. The markets will spin it whichever way they choose.

Help to Buy: the cap is going to hurt

The cap on the government’s Help-to-Buy scheme, introduced in the latest Budget, could leave an awful lot of people feeling duped, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Why the strong US jobs data could be bad news for investors

US companies are employing more people than ever, and wages are rising. That’s good for American workers, but not so good for the stockmarkets. John Stepek explains why.

Land value tax: the least-bad tax

Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, MoneyWeek and the Labour Party are all fans of a land value tax. But what exactly is it and how would it work? Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter: is there one last gasp left in the bull market?

John Stepek looks to the global economy’s most important charts to if they can shed any light on the direction of the world’s markets.

This deal could eventually mark the top of the market – watch it closely

Investors get over-exuberant when markets approach the top. It’s when the biggest, most ridiculous deals get done. We may be about to see one happen now, says John Stepek.

Three banks that will thrive in the fourth industrial revolution

Professional investor Rachel Winter ticks three banking behemoths that are adapting to the new opportunities that could commuting and artificial intelligence offer.

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.

Goodwin heads for calmer waters

Profitability at British engineer Goodwin has slid in the past few years, but the outlook has greatly improved.

A growth fund that aims to deliver

After a disappointing few years, the future looks bright for the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund.

Spider-Man: Sony’s superhero

Japan’s electronics giant Sony is on a roll, thanks to its games division. But it needs to diversify. Marina Gerner reports.

Landlords turn to incorporation

A hostile tax environment has driven many landlords to register as a company.

Markets slump as the central bank liquidity flood recedes

As central-bank largesse comes to an end, stocks are starting to look very highly valued indeed. Marina Gerner reports.

What are non-executive directors for?

In the wake of this year’s various corporate blow-ups, scandals and nasty surprises, shareholders could be forgiven for wondering if non-executives are doing their job. Stephen Connolly asks if that’s fair.

Investors are finally losing interest in UK housing

House prices are on the way down. It looks as though people are starting to lose their faith in property as an investment. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

What I’ve been doing with my own money – and what that says about markets

Dominic Frisby attempts to divine the state of the markets through his investment decisions, and concludes that there’s a bit more turmoil to get through yet.

With the magic gone from the stockmarkets, investors must focus on reality

The magic pixie dust behind the stockmarkets’ massive bull run – loose monetary policy – has vanished. Investors must now focus on what really matters: cash and valuations.

Big fund launches from big names

After a quiet spell, several new investment trusts are coming to market, says David C Stevenson – but some look badly timed.

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