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I can’t see why you’d ever use an active fund to invest in big US stocks

Many investors believe active fund managers prove their worth when markets fall. But, as October’s mini-crash shows, that’s not true. Here’s what you should know before picking an active or a passive fund.

We need to completely rethink the way we approach ageing

Our lifespans are increasing rapidly. But not a single sector of society is ready for a world in which we routinely live to a hundred.

“Prefabs” make a more stylish return

Britain’s housing market is broken and in need of fixing, says PM Theresa May. Good news, then, that the sector is facing an “Uber moment”, says Simon Wilson.

The shaming culture has gone too far

Publicly naming people behind with their taxes can work wonders – but it has its limits, says Matthew Lynn.

The charts that matter: zooming in on oil

The oil price has crashed back down to earth recently. John Stepek emaines why, and explains what it means for the global economy.

Is China’s massive bear market a buying opportunity?

Since their 2018 high, Chinese stocks have lost a third of their value. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the fall, and asks if it’s time to buy.

Chart of the week: Australia, the wonder down under

Australia has enjoyed around 27 years of uninterrupted growth – a record for a developed country. But how much longer can the “wonder down under” last?

Plenty of reasons to be optimistic

Despite all the doom and gloom, there really is plenty to be optimistic about right now, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Three alternative-finance platforms making waves

Funding Circle’s disappointing debut doesn’t mean all alternative lending platforms are overhyped. David C Stevenson highlights three of the sector’s wide range of operators.

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.

Rare Islamic dish fetches £5m

The estimated value of £500,000 was quickly passed at Sotheby’s for this fine example of Islamic art.

A premium infrastructure fund

It’s been a choppy year for infrastructure investors, but much of the worry is overdone, says Max King.

Heathrow take-off stalls

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow were finally approved earlier this year. But how will it all be paid for? Marina Gerner reports.

Betting on politics: US mid-term election results

Matthew Partridge reviews his performance betting on the US mid-term elections – with mixed results.

Three adventurous skiing trips

A helicopter lodge in Sweden, a ghost town in Georgia and an Arctic cruise. 

Properties for sale with minstrels' galleries

From a 16th-century village house in Widdington, Essex, to a medieval manor house in Fardel, near Dartmoor, eight of the best properties for sale with minstrels’ galleries.

Amazing grace

2016 Mâcon-Chardonnay
The fruit, oak and acidity of this wine are in delightful harmony – discreetly rich while retaining a clean, crisp finish.

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan: the most luxurious SUV money can buy

Rolls-Royce has made no compromises on the Cullinan, its superb 4×4 offering. 

Budget: the devil in the detail

The drier aspects of the Budget don’t make the headlines, but can have a big impact on your money, says Ruth Jackson.

Europe: offering a “decent bet” for next year

Around $50bn worth of equity investment has flowed out of the eurozone since January. But sellers have been harsh and Europe may offer a decent bet for 2019.

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