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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.

Nike – just buy it

Sportswear giant Nike has confounded the sceptics by remaining ahead of the competition.

Chart of the week: cannabis is getting too high

The first ETF to track marijuana producers passed C$1bn in September, doubling its value in a year – but the sector is getting ahead of itself.

Corporate debt: the big bubble to watch now

Ten years on from Lehman Brothers, where does the biggest risk lie? On corporate balance sheets.

Japanese margins hit new peak

Over the past five years, Japanese companies’ average pre-tax profit margin has risen from 4.5% to 7.7%.

The Pacific Alliance: the four best bets in Latin America

The emerging market sell-off is a buying opportunity for brave investors seeking resilient, well-managed economies with strong prospects. Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru fit the bill, says James McKeigue.

A warning from the goldmining boom to today’s cryptocurrency investors

The number of cryptocurrencies exploded as coders, entrepreneurs and scam artists jumped on the crypto-bandwagon. But as with a gold rush, fortunes can be lost as well as won.

Three video game companies with wide economic moats

Matthew Partridge talks to fund managers Victoria Stevens and Matt Tonge, who pick three video-game makers that can keep competitors at bay.

The biggest economic change in the last ten years that no one talks about

Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.

Three ways to boost family businesses

Research shows that keeping a business in the family is good for profits. Matthew Lynn explains how to encourage more of it.

British stocks are unloved and undervalued

According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, 28% of fund managers are underweight in UK stocks.

Chart of the week: the bitcoin bubble is still hissing air

Last week bitcoin dropped by more than 20% in a few days to around $6,200 before recovering slightly. Other cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and XRP have lost their footing too.

Why you should short Snap

Messaging service, Snapchat, is unprofitable and user numbers are dwindling. Time to short parent company Snap, says Matthew Partridge.

Where to find value in Africa

A specialist investment trust and a mining stock allow investors to bet on African large-cap stocks, and a recovery in Zimbabwe.

Property crowdfunding: should you become a virtual landlord?

Property crowdfunding is becoming an ever more popular way to buy into bricks and mortar. But think carefully before putting your money in.

Watch out for the devilish details when buying a holiday home abroad

Costs and ongoing fees could severely dent your income when you buy a holiday home to let abroad.

If you'd invested in: Halma and Ophir

Shares in hazard detection copay Halma have risen 158% in the past five years, while those in oil and gas firm Ophir have plunged.

Three stocks to overcome Europe’s growth crisis

Europe is in a structural growth crisis, says professional investor Malte Heininger. But these three visionary companies have good long-term prospects.

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.

Peter Schiff: the buck is heading for bust

America is slipping into a recession and yet everybody is blind to it.

Debenhams calls in the company doctors

Early this week, the group seemed at death’s door. The prognosis is not quite that bad – but it’s not good news either. Alice Gråhns reports.

Indonesia's currency slides as emerging markets sell off

The emerging markets sell-off has pushed the Indonesian rupiah to its weakest level against the dollar since the 1998 Asian crisis.

South Africa slips into recession

South Africa’s economy fell into recession in the second quarter of 2018, contracting by 0.7% after a decline in GDP between January and March.

Here’s what the blockchain is for – and when I think bitcoin will hit a bottom

Blockchain is the breakthrough technology behind cryptocurrencies. But what is it actually for? Dominic Frisby outlines some of its many uses, and makes a prediction on the future of bitcoin.

Should you buy Smithson, Terry Smith’s new investment trust?

Merryn Somerset Webb finds out more about the Smithson investment trust – who’s running it, what’s in it, and how much it will cost.

Cautionary tales of leaseholder regret

The dangers of buying a property on a long leasehold instead of a freehold are becoming clearer every day, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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