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Did one man trigger the Great Depression?

Some claim that the downfall of Clarence Charles Hatry was the trigger for the Great Depression. John Stepek looks at what actually happened in the Hatry Crisis of 1929.

This week in MoneyWeek: Buff up your profits as the world gets fit

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: how the fitness industry can help tone up your portfolio; AIM finally makes its mark; and how to buy into the rise of the robots.

Are you in for a surprise tax bill?

One type of offshore trust threatens to land many ordinary people – including nurses, teachers and cleaners – with unexpected tax bills. David Prosser explains.

Credibility of ICOs faces its first big test

Tezos received plenty of hype ahead of its initial coin offering during the summer, says Ben Judge. But for those who bought in, the cryptocurrency has yet to materialise.

Finding the next Facebook

Professional investor Ruth Richards tips three venture capital trusts to buy. Not only are they tax efficient, you might just land the next tech giant.

Aim makes its mark at last

London’s Alternative Market performed poorly during its first 20 years – but investors can no longer afford to ignore its 1,254 companies, says Max King.

Andrey Andreev: the visionary who reinvented dating

More than a decade after it was founded by Andrey Andreev, Badoo remains the world’s largest social network you’ve probably never heard of.

If you’d invested in: Persimmon and Centrica

Persimmon is the UK’s second-largest housebuilder. In November, it said the total sales rate per site for the third quarter was in line with the same period last year.

The world’s greatest investors: Kenneth Heebner

Kenneth Heebner seeks out little-appreciated economic trends that he believes will affect entire sectors.

Bracing breaks in the Lake District

With its rolling hills, picturesque mountains and beautiful lakes, the Lake District has plenty to offer, says Alice Gråhns.

Europe's economy recovers from long illness

After years of stagnation caused by the euro crisis, economic growth is bouncing back in Europe.

The return of the world’s most loved car

The original Mini is adored by its legions of fans, who can now get back behind the wheel – the rich ones anyway.

An unoaked beauty with impeccable curves

Creation is a flamboyant temptress that just about keeps both feet on the floor, says Matthew Jukes.

The world’s glitziest prisons

It’s not all bad when it comes to being banged up behind these bars.

Book of the week: No good deed goes unpunished

Book review: The Givers: Wealth, Power and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
As David Callahan’s book shows, outsized donations give the rich inordinate clout over public policy.

A frank look at the Brown years

Book review: Gordon Brown: My Life, Our Times
This is a substantial memoir that provides an insight into what Gordon Brown really felt during his time in office, says Matthew Partridge.

A new chapter for GE

The embattled US industrial giant plans to streamline its clunky operations. But does the plan go far enough? asks Alice Gråhns.

Chart of the week: tracking Chinese growth by satellite

China’s official data is notoriously unreliable. So the China Satellite Manufacturing Index uses satellites to monitor more than 6,000 industrial facilities across the country.

Reading the entrails of the charts

Japan’s Topix stock index has reached a classic resistance area in the charts that can give investors a clue as to where the share price will head next. John Stepek explains.

The best funds to bet against the human

Robotics has already attracted plenty of investors’ cash, says David C Stevenson. But it’s not too late to join the party.

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