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Book of the week: predicting and exploiting market cycles

Book review: Mastering the Market Cycle
Howard Marks’ book is more rounded and nuanced than others that deal with the subject.

Book in the news: celebrating the American thirst for self-improvement

Book review: Capitalism in America
Adrian Wooldridge and Alan Greenspan make a strong case for free enterprise and markets.

A provocative take on populism

Book review: National Populism
Eatwell and Goodwin’s take on populism is a little repetitive at times, but it makes some good points and is well worth a read.

Spider-Man: Sony’s superhero

Japan’s electronics giant Sony is on a roll, thanks to its games division. But it needs to diversify. Marina Gerner reports.

Philip Green: a knight in tarnished armour

Philip Green worked his way up from difficult circumstances to become the king of the high street. But his runaway ego has always been his greatest enemy.

What Henry V teaches you about performance-related fees

Matthew Partridge looks at what lessons Shakespeare’s Henry V holds for investors.

Paul Volcker: the US is in a "hell of a mess"

Paul Volcker, former chair of America’s central bank, isn’t happy about the state of the USA.

Landlords turn to incorporation

A hostile tax environment has driven many landlords to register as a company.

Five questions for Ravi Sharma, CEO of PoochPlay

PoochPlay is a dog activity monitor and wellbeing-management app that aims to cover all aspects of dog health and safety.

Markets slump as the central bank liquidity flood recedes

As central-bank largesse comes to an end, stocks are starting to look very highly valued indeed. Marina Gerner reports.

Austerity may be ending, but we still have huge debts to pay off

The chancellor tried to present a cheerful picture of Britain’s finances in his budget speech this week, says John Stepek. But the national debt hasn’t gone away – and we have a hunch about who’ll have to pay for it.

What are non-executive directors for?

In the wake of this year’s various corporate blow-ups, scandals and nasty surprises, shareholders could be forgiven for wondering if non-executives are doing their job. Stephen Connolly asks if that’s fair.

The national debt really does matter

From the Budget, you’d think Britain’s growing national debt won’t have any consequences, says Merryn Somerset Webb – despite history suggesting otherwise.

Investors are finally losing interest in UK housing

House prices are on the way down. It looks as though people are starting to lose their faith in property as an investment. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

What I’ve been doing with my own money – and what that says about markets

Dominic Frisby attempts to divine the state of the markets through his investment decisions, and concludes that there’s a bit more turmoil to get through yet.

The message from the Budget: this one’s for the little people

The Budget contained very little of interest, says John Stepek. But it did point to where we’re heading politically – and that’s in a direction that should worry investors.

Pensions are for your retirement, not for a rainy day

The point of saving into a pension is that you can’t get the money until you retire. The chancellor should resist the temptation to relax the rules on early access.

With the magic gone from the stockmarkets, investors must focus on reality

The magic pixie dust behind the stockmarkets’ massive bull run – loose monetary policy – has vanished. Investors must now focus on what really matters: cash and valuations.

Here’s what to expect from today’s Budget

John Stepek gives a rundown on Philip Hammond’s Budget later today, and how it might affect your pocket.

Business must battle the Green surge

The Greens are riding high in the polls, says Matthew Lynn. It’s time for business to face up to that challenge.

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