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UK stockmarkets

Just Eat’s merger with Takeaway.com delayed

The £6.2bn merger between food delivery giants Just Eat and Takeaway.com has hit a hitch.
30 Jan 2020
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European stockmarkets

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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Government bonds

Bond party back on for investors – for now

Fear of the coronavirus has sent investors retreating to their habitual comfort zone: government bonds.
30 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

Coronavirus fear goes viral in the markets

The coronavirus outbreak is bringing back memories of the 2003 Sars epidemic, which cost the world economy $40bn.
30 Jan 2020
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House prices

House prices have had a relatively quiet decade

It may surprise you to learn that house prices in Wales, Scotland and the north of England are actually more affordable than at the end of 2009.
30 Jan 2020
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Brexit

What leaving the EU means for your money

We’ve finally left the European Union. It may seem like nothing has changed, but investors need to look at what it means for their portfolio right now…
30 Jan 2020
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House prices

Like it or not, UK house prices appear to be rallying

The UK housing market seems to be perking up. But that may not be a good thing, says John Stepek.
29 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

Will the coronavirus derail the bull market? Here’s what history suggests

Markets sold off in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, but have since rebounded. Could the scare really end the bull market? Dominic Frisby looks t…
29 Jan 2020
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Neil Woodford

Woodford investor? Your first payment is coming soon

Private investors left stranded by the collapse of the Woodford Equity Income fund will soon be getting at least some of their money back. But they wi…
28 Jan 2020
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Investment trusts

Why investors should stick with the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

The technology-focused fund should continue to benefit from long-term trends in the sector
28 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

How long before financial markets stop fearing the coronavirus?

Markets have tanked as fears about the coronavirus spread. Some sectors will certainly take a hit. But long-term investors shouldn't bee too worried, …
28 Jan 2020
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Trading

Trading: catch this coach company

Bus and coach operator National Express has expanded into promising markets abroad – and it looks cheap
28 Jan 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Tuesday 28 January: a busy day in the corporate calendar

In today's Money Minute, the corporate calendar is busy with trading updates from companies on both sides of the Atlantic, including AG Barr and Apple…
28 Jan 2020
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Investment strategy

Great frauds in history: BCCI – Agha Hasan Abedi’s dodgy bank

To all appearances, BCCI – set up by Agha Hasan Abedi – was a legitimate bank. But it was a haven of crooks and criminals, and went bankrupt owing inv…
27 Jan 2020
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Investment strategy

Why investors should get set for ten lean years

Forecasts for the next decade could be too bearish, but the 2020s are unlikely to be as simple as the 2010s
27 Jan 2020
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Economy

How Putin's cronyism is strangling Russia

Russia's vast population and wealth of resources should be boosting growth. There’s one man holding it back: Vladimir Putin
27 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

Bullish investors return to emerging markets

The ink had barely dried on the US-China trade deal before the bulls began pouring into emerging markets.
27 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

US-China trade truce boosts stockmarkets – for now

Markets brightened up after China agreed to import more from the US and America greed to lower some tariffs on Chinese goods. But the trade war is far…
27 Jan 2020
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Gold

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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Investment strategy

A beginner's guide to investment styles

Investment styles go in and out of fashion. The key is to pick a style that suits you and stick with it. So what are the main investing styles?
26 Jan 2020
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Funds

Why it can pay to invest in funds

Many newcomers to equity investment are nervous about investing in individual firms – and that's where funds can help by spreading your risk. But how …
26 Jan 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: coronavirus – or a liquidity air pocket?

With the yield curve showing worrying signs of flatlining again. John Stepek wonders what's to blame and turns to the charts that matter most to the g…
25 Jan 2020
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Investment gurus

Martin Gilbert: most assets still look “reasonable” value

Only government bonds seem too expensive, says Martin Gilbert, vice chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen.
24 Jan 2020
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Investment strategy

Emerging markets

An emerging market is an economy that is becoming wealthier and more advanced, but is not yet classed as "developed".
24 Jan 2020
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Investment strategy

The coronavirus is scary – but it's irrelevant to your investments

The spread of the coronavirus is causing alarm around the world. And, while it could be a serious short-term threat to human health, it’s not somethin…
24 Jan 2020
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European stockmarkets

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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Alternative investments

The $68 trillion inheritance

A very valuable torch is being passed to a new generation, says Chris Carter
24 Jan 2020
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Funds

How the boom in passive investing could create better-run companies

ESG investing, or "ethical investing" as it used to be called, is mostly about the marketing, says John Stepek. But it's not all bad.
24 Jan 2020
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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.
24 Jan 2020
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Houses for sale

Properties with equestrian facilities

This week: properties with equestrian facilities – from a residential estate in Cheshire currently run as a professional showjumping and livery yard, …
24 Jan 2020
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UK stockmarkets

Fever-Tree's share price falls to a three-year low as the gin boom cools

Shares in drinks and mixers group Fever-Tree have fallen to a three-year low.
23 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

Blood on the high street as retailers suffer their worst year ever

Last year was the worst on record for the sector, and Christmas trading brought little cheer. Matthew Partridge reports.
23 Jan 2020
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Share tips

How to play the galloping growth of the gaming sector

Digital games have become so popular that the market is now bigger than both the television-streaming and film industries. Yet years of expansion stil…
23 Jan 2020
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Investment strategy

Great frauds in history: Sergey Mavrodi’s Ponzi scheme

Sergey Mavrodi turned his computer import business into a financial investment scheme and plundered hundreds of millions of dollars.
23 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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Investment gurus

Larry Fink: climate change will "reshape finance"

Larry Fink, chief executive, BlackRock, believes that changes in the global climate will redefine the way modern markets work.
21 Jan 2020
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Share tips

India’s small and mid-cap stocks are set for big gains – here are three to buy now

Each week, a professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: David Cornell of the India Capital Growth Fund highlights three favou…
20 Jan 2020
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UK Economy

Take a punt against businesses with Remainer CEOs

Prominent EU supporters’ faulty reasoning is a liability for their businesses, says Matthew Lynn. Sell their shares short.
19 Jan 2020
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Houses for sale

Houses for £800,000

This week: houses for around £800,000 – from a Victorian cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, to a mew…
17 Jan 2020
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Commodities

Commodities look cheap

Gold may be on a bull run, but industrial commodities, including copper, zinc and aluminium, remain cheap.
17 Jan 2020
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China's stockmarkets

Will this year bring any cheer for China's markets?

China's double-digit growth rates of previous decades are long gone. Will the weakness continue?
17 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

Why investors should be “cautiously bullish” for 2020

Analysts have been out in force making rosy predictions for stockmarkets in 2020, but while there is certainly a case for optimism, investors should r…
17 Jan 2020
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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.
17 Jan 2020
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US stockmarkets

Plaid: Visa’s pricey bet on the future of finance

Visa has paid $5.3bn for fintech start-up Plaid, following on from last year’s purchase of cross-border payments company Earthport.
16 Jan 2020
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Share tips

Class acts going cheap: buy into Europe’s best bargains

Value investing appears to be making a comeback, while shares on this side of the Atlantic are more appealing on metrics such as price/earnings ratios…
16 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

Boeing’s bleak future

Aircraft maker Boeing’s nosedive has accelerated this week owing to emails highlighting its toxic corporate culture. Matthew Partridge reports.
16 Jan 2020
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Investment strategy

Buying shares can be a tricky business

A tip gone bad reminds John Stepek that buying shares in troubled companies in the hope that they can turn themselves around doesn't always pay off.
16 Jan 2020
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House prices

UK house prices may be heading for a Boris bounce

The latest survey of estate agents and surveyors from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is "unambiguously positive" – suggesting house pric…
16 Jan 2020
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