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A warning from the goldmining boom to today’s cryptocurrency investors

The number of cryptocurrencies exploded as coders, entrepreneurs and scam artists jumped on the crypto-bandwagon. But as with a gold rush, fortunes can be lost as well as won.

Is the Federal Reserve really worried about inflation?

The Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, is slowly raising interest rates. But that doesn’t mean it’s going after inflation, says John Stepek. It may have other targets in mind.

Three video game companies with wide economic moats

Matthew Partridge talks to fund managers Victoria Stevens and Matt Tonge, who pick three video-game makers that can keep competitors at bay.

Good news! Wages are finally rising for everyone

For the first time in a decade, wages are rising for young as well as older workers. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what this means, and where it might lead.

The biggest economic change in the last ten years that no one talks about

Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.

Why the best response to the financial crisis would have been a recession

The authorities’ response to the 2008 financial crisis may have ended up neutering capitalism – the greatest poverty destroying system ever.

Three ways to boost family businesses

Research shows that keeping a business in the family is good for profits. Matthew Lynn explains how to encourage more of it.

Carving up the Caspian Sea

The five states bordering the Caspian Sea, which is rich in fossil fuels, have just reached a deal trumpeted as a “regional constitution”. What now?

The charts that matter: Happy Lehman Brothers Day!

Ten years ago today, the financial crisis exploded onto the front pages. John Stepek looks at the charts that matter to find out what, if anything, has changed since then.

Another crisis will be along soon enough

We can’t tell you exactly when the next crisis will be or what will cause it. But we can tell you for certain that there will be one.

Ten years on: why did Lehman Brothers go bust?

John Stepek examines why investment bank Lehman Brothers went bust ten years ago and asks: should it have been saved, and would things have been any different if it had?

Rising wages spell higher interest rates in the US

Higher wages are on the way in the US as the labour market keeps tightening. But upward pressure on wages implies upward pressure on inflation and higher interest rates to subdue it.

British stocks are unloved and undervalued

According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, 28% of fund managers are underweight in UK stocks.

Chart of the week: the bitcoin bubble is still hissing air

Last week bitcoin dropped by more than 20% in a few days to around $6,200 before recovering slightly. Other cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and XRP have lost their footing too.

“Norway for now”: how we can avoid a botched Brexit

The government is making absurdly heavy weather of leaving the EU. Yet there is a straightforward solution hiding in plain sight. George Trefgarne explains.

Why you should short Snap

Messaging service, Snapchat, is unprofitable and user numbers are dwindling. Time to short parent company Snap, says Matthew Partridge.

Be careful with your pensions freedom

Savers are using the pensions freedom rules to dip into their retirement funds at an alarming rate, says David Prosser.

How to protect your online identity from data hackers

The latest data breach is another reminder of the importance of keeping your online identity and financial information as safe as possible.

A glorious Kiwi sauvignon blanc

2017 Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc This New Zealand sauvignon blanc harks back to the old-style, fine wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé .

Properties for sale for around £1m

From an art deco-style house with panoramic views of Mounts Bay, Cornwall, to a two-bedroom flat in a stucco-fronted building in Notting Hill, eight of the best properties for sale for £1m.

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