Investments

Great frauds in history: John MacGregor’s dodgy loans
Investment strategy

Great frauds in history: John MacGregor’s dodgy loans

When the Royal British Bank fell on hard times, founder John MacGregor started falsifying the accounts and paying dividends out of capital. The bank f…
22 Nov 2020
The charts that matter: a bigger, better vaccine and a promotion for Tesla
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a bigger, better vaccine and a promotion for Tesla

John Stepek looks at how the week’s events have affected the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
21 Nov 2020
Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci : the boffins behind the Covid-19 vaccine
People

Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci : the boffins behind the Covid-19 vaccine

Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci are an unassuming Turkish-German couple who had already made their fortune as biotech entrepreneurs when a strange new vi…
21 Nov 2020
US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs
Global Economy

US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs

With US states decriminalising the use even of hard drugs, and legalising the recreational use of cannabis, this could be the beginning of the end for…
21 Nov 2020
Will JD Sports rescue Debenhams?
UK stockmarkets

Will JD Sports rescue Debenhams?

JD Sports has emerged as a “serious contender” to rescue Debenhams, a move that would escalate its rivalry with Mike Ashley, owner of Sports Direct an…
20 Nov 2020
Investors’ “smart money” heads for emerging markets
Emerging markets

Investors’ “smart money” heads for emerging markets

With Asia having dodged the worst of the pandemic and stockmarkets and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership promising a bright future, Wes…
20 Nov 2020
Stanley Druckenmiller: watch out for the Covid stock rotation
Investment strategy

Stanley Druckenmiller: watch out for the Covid stock rotation

A lot of money has “rotated” into stocks that benefit from working at home. As we return to normal, it will flow back out, says Stanley Druckenmiller,…
20 Nov 2020
A monetary train-wreck in Turkey
Currencies

A monetary train-wreck in Turkey

The Turkish lira has lost more than 60% of its value against the dollar over the past five years, and it's all down to poor monetary policy.
20 Nov 2020
Share tips of the week
Share tips

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.
20 Nov 2020
Properties for sale for around £1.5m
Houses for sale

Properties for sale for around £1.5m

From a Grade II-listed house with a wild-swimming pool in West Sussex, to a converted train station in Hampshire and a thatched cottage on the River W…
20 Nov 2020
Stocks surge to new record highs
Stockmarkets

Stocks surge to new record highs

After a second vaccine for Covid-19 was announced, stocks surged, with America’s S&P 500 and the MSCI World Index both hitting record highs on Monday.…
19 Nov 2020
Moderna’s “stunning” second vaccine
Biotech stocks

Moderna’s “stunning” second vaccine

America’s Moderna has come up with a vaccine even more promising than last week’s offering from Pfizer and BioNTech. Matthew Partridge reports
19 Nov 2020
Political hot air lifts hydrogen stocks: here's how to profit
Renewables

Political hot air lifts hydrogen stocks: here's how to profit

Boris Johnson is committed to a green revolution. Hydrogen, long touted as the obvious answer to our energy woes, will have to be at least a part of t…
19 Nov 2020
The best ways to invest in a resurgent Germany – Europe‘s economic engine
European stockmarkets

The best ways to invest in a resurgent Germany – Europe‘s economic engine

Germany is the most resilient and dynamic economy in a struggling region. Matthew Partridge reviews its strengths, explains how it is rectifying its w…
19 Nov 2020
RCEP: what the world’s biggest free-trade deal means for your money
Global Economy

RCEP: what the world’s biggest free-trade deal means for your money

The “Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership” (RCEP), a free-trade deal recently signed by China and 14 other nations, encompasses 30% of the glob…
19 Nov 2020
Peter Tasker on Japan's extraordinary resilience, and why you should invest
Japan stockmarkets

Peter Tasker on Japan's extraordinary resilience, and why you should invest

Merryn talks to Peter Tasker of Arcas, a specialist Japanese equity investment firm, about the extraordinary resilience of Japanese companies, how the…
19 Nov 2020
Could bitcoin really go to $300,000?
Bitcoin

Could bitcoin really go to $300,000?

Bitcoin is off on one of its periodic rocket rides. And while you may think it’s a bubble, says Dominic Frisby, its potential is so enormous that you …
18 Nov 2020
Great frauds in history… William Strahan’s stolen bonds
People

Great frauds in history… William Strahan’s stolen bonds

Eton-educated William Snow, AKA William Strahan, inherited a huge fortune and joined the family bank. On the face of it he was a pillar of respectable…
18 Nov 2020
I wish I knew what a bubble was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

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

Even if you don’t pay a lot of attention to markets or investing, you’ve probably heard the term “bubble”. But what exactly is it?
17 Nov 2020
The market reaction to the vaccine shows the value of contrarian thinking
Investment strategy

The market reaction to the vaccine shows the value of contrarian thinking

As the vaccine news has shown, you don't have to think too far outside of the box to get ahead of the herd, says John Stepek.
17 Nov 2020
New music-royalty fund will cash in on classic pop hits
Investment trusts

New music-royalty fund will cash in on classic pop hits

The Round Hill Music Royalty Fund, a rival to the well-established Hipgnosis Songs Fund, has just debuted on the London Stock Exchange. David C Steven…
17 Nov 2020
Why investors should take investment trusts up on their free lunches
Investment trusts

Why investors should take investment trusts up on their free lunches

Investment trusts are brilliant, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Perhaps the most brilliant thing of all about them is the fact that investors can meet and…
16 Nov 2020
Trading: time to throw out your Twitter shares
Trading

Trading: time to throw out your Twitter shares

Twitter, the social network, faces both short and long-term headwinds, says Matthew Partridge. Here's how to play the shares.
16 Nov 2020
How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition
Sponsored

How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition

The need to cut carbon emissions will see a huge amount of investment in new infrastructure and clean energy projects, funded by the most simple of fi…
16 Nov 2020