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Is Bayer a bargain stock despite the litigation surrounding Roundup?

The German chemicals group Bayer’s lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller could throttle its profits. But is the gloom overdone? Matthew Partridge repor…
30 Jan 2020
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A beginner's guide to investing in gold

Gold is the ultimate insurance policy - an essential part of your portfolio. Here's how to invest in it.
26 Jan 2020
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Can Europe's stockmarket rise keep going?

The eurozone’s stockmarkets had an excellent 2019. But there are serious doubts about their ability to repeat the performance in 2020.
24 Jan 2020
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Gold

Want to make money in 2020? Gold and silver are looking like a good bet

If you want to make money from investing, says Dominic Frisby, it’s simple: find a bull market and go long. And in 2020 gold and silver are in a bull …
22 Jan 2020
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Why you should own UK stocks – and what to buy

The UK’s stockmarkets are unusually cheap compared with the rest of the world. If you don’t have substantial holdings in UK stocks, you should, says M…
16 Dec 2019
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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.
6 Dec 2019
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Money Minute Tuesday 22 October: UK public finances and company updates

In today’s Money Minute, we look ahead to the latest news on the state of the UK’s public finances, and it’s a busy day for big company updates.
22 Oct 2019
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Ignore the wild swings – UK stocks are a buy

Whatever wild turn the Brexit drama takes next, the important thing to remember is that UK stocks are trading at bargain-basement prices.
18 Oct 2019

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The charts that matter: hopes for a trade deal and a Brexit breakthrough

John Sepek looks at how the latest Brexit negotiations have affected the chart that matter most to the global economy.
12 Oct 2019
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IAG shares will regain altitude – here's how to play it

IAG's business is fundamentally sound, and the current turbulence being experienced by BA should soon pass.
8 Oct 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: recession fears take hold

John Stepek looks at how the charts that matter most to the global economy have reacted to fears of a recession.
5 Oct 2019
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Economy

Money Minute Friday 27 September: UK house prices

In today's Money Minute, we get the latest UK house price data from the Nationwide, plus the latest European and US economic confidence indicators.
27 Sep 2019
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Economy

Why has the oil market taken the Saudi attack so calmly?

After an initial spike in the oil price, the market seems to have shrugged off the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. John Stepek asks if it…
23 Sep 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: a market on edge

As markets continue their nervous run, John Stepek looks for clues from the charts that matter most to the global economy.
21 Sep 2019
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Could spiking oil prices burst the bubble in bonds?

The oil price has spiked after drone strikes crippled some of Saudi Arabia’s vital oil production infrastructure. John Stepek looks at the effect on t…
16 Sep 2019
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Follow the dividend yield when buying shares

No valuation measure can help you to time the market. But dividend yields are a good guide to future returns.
16 Sep 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: “risk on” rules

The “risk-off” move we saw over the past month or so has reversed. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global…
14 Sep 2019
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Saudi Arabia tries to boost the oil price

This week brought talk of a Saudi effort to raise the oil price as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman replaced energy minister Khalid al-Falih with Prin…
12 Sep 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: a new hope?

The gap between yields on short and long-dated US bonds turned positive this week, after having briefly turned negative. John Stepek looks at how thi…
7 Sep 2019
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Gold

Chart of the week: silver is due to outshine gold

The gold/silver ratio tracks the relative progress of the two monetary metals by dividing the silver price into the gold price, revealing how many oun…
2 Sep 2019
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House prices

More good news from the UK property market – house prices aren’t going anywhere

House prices in the UK are stagnating. Far from a disaster, that's very good news for everyone, says John Stepek. Here's why.
30 Aug 2019
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How negative interest rates could spell the death of cash

In the topsy turvy world of negative interest rates, the pound in your pocket undergoes a bizarre change. John Stepek explains what that means for inv…
12 Aug 2019
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Commodities

Silver is set to follow gold

With gold rallying 10% so far this year, some investors are starting to pay attention to silver.
9 Aug 2019
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Japanese stocks: when will we see Nikkei 39,000?

Japanese stocks remain far below their bubble-era highs. But if reforms continue, the market could finally set a new record within a decade, says auth…
2 Aug 2019
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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.
2 Aug 2019
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The charts that matter: the un-inverting of the yield curve

The US bond yield curve turned positive again at the tail end of this week. John Stepek looks at how it affects the charts that matter the most to the…
20 Jul 2019
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London house prices are tumbling: will it spread across the UK?

London house prices are falling at the fastest rate for ten years. John Stepek explains what's behind the slide, and what it would take to create a UK…
18 Jul 2019
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Brexit

Three bargain stocks for a post-Brexit Britain

Stock valuations have been depressed since the EU referendum – but there will be long-term winners once the Brexit fog lifts, says professional invest…
15 Jul 2019
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Gold

Mark Mobius: “I love gold”

Mark Mobius, perhaps the best-known emerging markets investor in the world, reckons that gold should form at least 10% of any investor’s portfolio. An…
15 Jul 2019
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House prices

Good news: UK house prices are stuck in the doldrums

UK house prices are set to tread water while incomes rise, making property more affordable, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
12 Jul 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: the bond bubble keeps getting bigger

Markets are still absorbing the impact of the Federal Reserve’s shift closer to cutting rates that we saw last week. John Stepek looks at what's happe…
29 Jun 2019
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Peter Hargreaves: an upset for the world’s happiest billionaire

Peter Hargreaves created a FTSE 100 company from scratch without borrowing or acquisition – and without scandal – at least until the Woodford one blew…
24 Jun 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: the great central bank-sponsored rally

With the US central bank now on board with the idea of cutting interest rates, John Stpeek looks at what this means for the charts that matter most to…
22 Jun 2019
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Commodities

Will we avoid an oil price spike?

With around a fifth of the world’s oil travelling through Strait of Hormuz, the most recent incident there has raised new concerns about global oil su…
20 Jun 2019
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Kier scraps its dividend – how much lower can its share price go?

Shares in construction services company hit a fresh low today, as the company scrapped its dividend payout and announced plans to cut 1,200 jobs in th…
17 Jun 2019
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Oil

Brent crude oil: back in a bear market

The price of Brent crude oil has fallen by more than 20% since May – past the level that marks a bear market.
14 Jun 2019
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Will Fosun rescue Thomas Cook?

China’s Fosun International is considering bidding for beleaguered British travel company Thomas Cook’s tour operating division.
13 Jun 2019
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Is Kier Group worth buying after its post-profit-warning share-price plunge?

Shares at construction and outsourcing contractor Kier Group have taken a nosedive. Matthew Partridge examines why and asks if now is a good time to b…
5 Jun 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: markets start to worry

With bond yields sliding this week as investors started to fret about global trade, John Stepek looks at the effect on the charts that matter most to …
25 May 2019
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Economy

Here’s the real reason oil prices are soaring – it’s not all about Iran

The US is tightening sanctions on Iran and cracking down on its oil exports. But that’s not why the oil price has hit a new high, says John Stepek.
23 Apr 2019
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Commodities

Palladium’s rise has been epic – will platinum ever catch up?

Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Domini…
3 Apr 2019
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House prices are sliding fast in London – and it’s spreading

UK house prices have been falling in “real” terms – after inflation – for while. But now the pace of decline is picking up. John Stepek looks at where…
29 Mar 2019
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Commodities

Forget Trump or Opec – here’s what really drives the oil price

Donald Trump doesn’t like high oil prices. Oil cartel Opec does. But it doesn’t matter what either of them wants – they don’t control the oil price. J…
15 Mar 2019
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Tesla's share price is overdue a crash

Electric carmaker Tesla’s shares have defied gravity for too long, says Matthew Partridge.
12 Mar 2019
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Gold

Gold is back in fashion

Gold’s reputation as a safe haven is also coming to the fore now that markets have become more volatile and the political backdrop less predictable.
8 Feb 2019
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House prices in the UK are now falling – which is great news

UK house prices are falling. But don’t panic. This modest decline is the best-case scenario, says John Stepek, and a full-on crash is looking unlikely…
7 Feb 2019
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The strong and stable stocks offering a reliable income

Companies with a consistent record of rising payouts look especially attractive at present. Dr Mike Tubbs introduces his favourite “dividend aristocra…
24 Jan 2019
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House prices

What does 2019 hold for UK house prices?

Last year, we finally saw some sanity returning to the UK property market, with house prices falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what to expec…
18 Jan 2019
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Stock markets

Will the DAX dive further in 2019?

Germany’s benchmark index, the DAX-30, fell further than most other major markets in 2018. One problem is a downturn in Germany. The other is the slow…
18 Jan 2019