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Gold, coronavirus, and the high cost of face masks in northern Italy

The price of gold is spiking – as it always does in a global panic. But this bull market predates the coronavirus epidemic, says Dominic Frisby, and w…
26 Feb 2020
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Smartphone banking: why you should dial into digital banks

Smartphone banking is taking off. And no wonder: it is convenient and comes with features that help you budget and save.
26 Feb 2020
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Is China heading for a secret recession?

The shutdown sparked by the coronavirus outbreak could put China at risk of a “secret recession”.
25 Feb 2020
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How to build a properly diversified investment trust portfolio

Max King explains how to build a well diversified portfolio using one of our favourite tools – investment trusts.
25 Feb 2020
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Stockmarkets

A global coronavirus pandemic seems inevitable – are markets still too complacent?

Coronavirus is going global. It’s only a matter of time before it’s classed as a pandemic. John Stepek looks at the markets’ reaction, and explains ho…
24 Feb 2020
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Investment strategy

How demographics affects stock valuations

New research suggests that stock and bond valuations are driven by the age of the population – at least in the US.
24 Feb 2020
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Pension tax

Why it makes sense to scrap higher-rate pensions tax relief

The point of pensions tax relief is to keep you out of the means-tested benefits system. The current system is ridiculously generous, says Merryn Some…
24 Feb 2020
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Corporate bonds

Where to find value in the bond market

Jeff Keen of Waverton Investment Management selects three of his favourite retail bonds to buy now.
24 Feb 2020

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Investment trusts

A return to form at Temple Bar Investment Trust

Temple Bar Investment Trust had an excellent 2019 and will profit from the revival of value investing, says Max King.
24 Feb 2020
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Thailand's already fragile economy threatened by coronavirus

Thailand was already suffering from effects of the US-China trade war and its worst drought in decades; now the coronavirus threatens to damage its to…
23 Feb 2020
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Come back buy-to-letters, all is forgiven

The government is winning its war against small private buy-to-let landlords. But who benefits?
23 Feb 2020
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Energy

The natural-gas glut is here to stay

Surging US exports of liquefied natural gas have driven the price down to below $3 per mBtu
21 Feb 2020
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Gold

Gold is at its highest level in years – here’s how to invest

Gold's rise at a time when the dollar is unnervingly strong isn't unheard of – but it is curious. John Stepek explains what's going on, and what it me…
21 Feb 2020
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Alternative investments

Nintendo Playstation: geek dreams are made of this

The only Nintendo PlayStation ever made is up for grabs.
21 Feb 2020
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The otherworldly silkiness of Japanese koshu

Japan’s koshu grape is a hard one to love, but this fascinating wine has an otherworldly silkiness, says Matthew Jukes.
21 Feb 2020
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Lamborghini SVJ Roadster: enjoy this it while you still can

Take this old-school supercar on a V12-powered adventure. It may be your last chance.
21 Feb 2020
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Travel and holidays

A blissful retreat in the Garden of Eden

Botswana's Okavango Delta, birthplace of humanity, feels like a home from home, says Holden Frith.
21 Feb 2020
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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.
21 Feb 2020
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US stockmarkets

Apple’s coronavirus warning rattles markets

Apple has warned that disruption in China caused by the coronavirus will hit first-quarter revenues.
20 Feb 2020
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UK stockmarkets

Reforms at HSBC are not radical enough

Banking giant HSBC plans to go back to its roots to boost shareholders’ returns. But investors are not impressed.
20 Feb 2020
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Rishi Sunak: the maharaja of the Yorkshire Dales

Rishi Sunak is taking the reins of the world’s fifth-largest economy at a crucial juncture. The unflashy but likeable youngster may be just the man fo…
20 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

What is Britain’s new economic policy?

At the moment, Britain doesn’t seem to have an economic policy. But radical-seeming announcements and the surprise ousting of the chancellor portend m…
20 Feb 2020
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Economy

The UK is doing fine

The small matter of the productivity problem aside, the UK economy is doing fine, and should carry on being fine.
20 Feb 2020
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The end of outsourcing? Why companies are taking back control

Until fairly recently, corporations did everything in-house rather than delegate activities to others. Now the “vertical integration” model is making …
20 Feb 2020
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Stocks and shares

Do you own shares in Sirius Minerals? Here’s what you need to do now

Mining giant Anglo American has proposed a cash takeover of Yorkshire-based minnow Sirius Minerals. Unhappy shareholders must decide whether to accept…
20 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

Britain’s economy might spring a surprise on the doomsayers this year

The UK economy is looking pretty good – we’re more at risk of a boom than a bust, says John Stepek. Here’s why, and what it means for your portfolio.
20 Feb 2020
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Les Wexner: the Merlin of the Mall loses his magic

Les Wexner built a retail empire from scratch and made a fortune in the process. He ended up placing his trust and many powers in the hands of disgrac…
20 Feb 2020
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Currencies

The euro’s slide against the US dollar looks set to continue

The euro has been in a bear market against the US dollar for two years now. And on a broader scale since 2008. A decline like that is telling us somet…
19 Feb 2020
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Small business

How to start exporting with your small business

Small businesses aren’t exporting enough. They need to do their homework, says David Prosser
19 Feb 2020
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Small business

Beware the rogue energy suppliers

Ofgem has warned small businesses to be on their guard against rogue “energy brokers” flogging poor-value gas and electricity contracts.
18 Feb 2020
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Investment strategy

Great frauds in history: John G. Bennett Jr’s Ponzi scheme

John G. Bennett Jr's classic Ponzi scheme cost his investors $135m and ended him ten years in jail.
18 Feb 2020
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Apple’s coronavirus warning won’t be the last – but will markets care?

If one of the world's biggest companies is feeling the pain from the coronavirus, then presumably others are too, says John Stepek. That can only lead…
18 Feb 2020
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Personal finance

Why you should probably set up a lasting power of attorney

You will need someone to run your affairs if you become incapable of doing so yourself – that's where a lasting power of attorney comes in.
18 Feb 2020
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Investment trusts

Four Asia-focused investment trusts to keep an eye on

Funds that specialise in Asian companies have yet to price in the full short-term effects of the coronavirus
18 Feb 2020
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Share tips

Three overlooked stocks to buy now

Each week, a professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: Joe Bauernfreund, portfolio manager at the AVI Global Trust, highligh…
17 Feb 2020
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Investment strategy

The trouble with "World" stockmarket indices and how to fix them

Indices such as the MSCI World or the FTSE World are not an accurate reflection of the global economy
17 Feb 2020
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House prices

The biggest risk facing the UK housing market right now

For house prices to stagnate or even fall would be healthy for the property market, says John Stepek. But there is a distinct danger that isn't going …
17 Feb 2020
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Money Minute Monday 17 February: good news ahead for the UK economy?

Today's Money Minute looks to a week in which we get the latest employment and inflation numbers, plus retail figures for January and a slew of eurozo…
17 Feb 2020
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European stockmarkets

Don’t write off European stocks

The Eurozone economy may have slowed to a crawl, but a return to earnings growth has given investors in European stocks hope.
16 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

How the BBC can survive the end of the TV licence

The TV licence that funds the BBC is looking way past its sell-by date, says Matthew Lynn. Here's how it could survive without it
16 Feb 2020
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Oil

Coronavirus is a "black swan" event for oil

The coronavirus outbreak is leaving the energy industry facing the prospect of no overall demand growth for the calendar year. 
15 Feb 2020
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Global Economy

Have we reached the end of the road for petrol cars?

The prime minister has said that all new sales of vehicles with internal combustion engines will be banned from 2035. Is that achievable?
15 Feb 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets don’t know which way to turn

With investors continuing to worry about the coronavirus and the threat of higher inflation in the US, John Stepek looks at what that's done to the ch…
15 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

Britain has a new chancellor – get ready for a major spending splurge

The departure of Sajid Javid as chancellor and the appointment of Rishi Sunak marks a change in the style of our politics. John Stepek explains what's…
14 Feb 2020
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Has Hong Kong become a failed state?

Hong Kong cannot protect its citizens, provide basic services or command the trust of its people, and it is failing to provide the safety and stabilit…
14 Feb 2020
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Living on a houseboat: the pros and cons of a floating home

Living on a houseboat sounds romantic and peaceful. But it’s not as straightforward as it looks, says Nicole Garcia Merida
14 Feb 2020
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Wine

Wine of the week: an utter stunner from Germany

This German pinot noir balances resplendent mid-palate fruit density with a sonorous aroma and a cool, long finish.
14 Feb 2020
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Stocks shrug off the coronavirus outbreak

Investors have shrugged off the disruption to the markets caused by the outbreak of coronavirus.
14 Feb 2020
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Travel and holidays

The Royal Palm in Mauritius: the pleasures of arriving after dark

A dramatic morning surprise and a rum tasting at the Beachcomber Royal Palm in Mauritius puts Chris Carter in a good mood.
14 Feb 2020