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Gold is shining in Oz

The gold price in Australian dollars has climbed to a new record above $1,800 an ounce as the Australian dollar has declined in foreign-exchange markets.

Neil Woodford doesn’t deserve your sympathy – his troubles are all his own fault

Some people think Neil Woodford has been an unfortunate victim. But he’s no such thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb. He broke some of fund management’s most fundamental rules and his investors are paying the price.

Amancio Ortega: the humble introvert who made a billion

Amancio Ortega shook up the retail industry with his “fast-fashion” revolution. Now he’s the richest man in Spain and has a property empire bigger than the Duke of Westminster’s. 

How to avoid being hit by a falling star

Three ways to shield your portfolio from the fallout when a celebrity fund manager takes a tumble.

Good news for markets – the US employment data was terrible

US stocks rallied at the end of last week. And that was mostly down to one thing: disappointing employment data. John Stepek explains why the markets love a bit of bad news.

Fund managers: you get monkeys whatever fees you pay

When it comes to fund managers, the adage that “if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys” is broken, says Matthew Lynn – you get monkeys whatever you pay.

The charts that matter: the Fed chucks investors a bone

With America’s central bank sounding more likely to cut short-term interest rates, John Stepek looks at how it affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Neil Woodford’s failure isn’t just about his incompetence – it’s about much more than that

Neil Woodford’s failure isn’t just a result of poor performance, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s down to a failure of governance and the very structure of the fund itself.

Has Bolsonaro blown it for Brazil?

Brazil’s Ibovespa stockmarket benchmark has given investors a thrilling ride over the past few months, but reality is now beginning to set in.

Who will be the next PM?

The next PM will be decided by 124,000 Tory party members. But will a new PM change anything?

What happens to Neil Woodford’s share holdings now?

Neil Woodford needs to build up enough cash to meet redemptions from his fund. So he’s got to sell his holdings. So is this a buying opportunity, asks John Stepek, or should you wait?

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.

The flight into dodgy sovereign debt

German bond yields are down to all-time lows as market turmoil causes investors to pile into sovereign debt, no matter how overpriced.

Houses for sale with libraries

From an 18th-century hall in Nottingham with a castellated tower, to a Tuscan villa on the Fiesole hillside overlooking Florence, eight of the best houses for sale with libraries.

Five of the best hotels for viewing art

From an 11th century French chateau with a Picasso to a quirky Aberdeenshire pub with a Man Ray, five of the best hotels with art on display.

Treat yourself to a bespoke bike

A made-to-measure bike is not as expensive as you might imagine, says Mick Sharp.

An insanely well-made Kiwi sauvignon

2018 Te Whare Ra
This staggeringly delicious New Zealand white is insanely well-made with bitingly fresh fruit and laser-driven accuracy on the palate.

Trump turns his trade guns on Mexico

Locked in an impasse with China, the White House has now also initiated a major trade escalation with Mexico.

Fiat Chrysler and Renault merger: a doomed deal?

“Disquiet” over a proposed €33bn merger with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has caused the Renault board to postpone a key vote on starting talks.

Regulators are taking on Big Tech

US regulators have launched a concerted attack on the Silicon Valley tech giants. Could their glory days soon be over? Matthew Partridge reports.

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