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Commodities

This looks like the biggest opportunity in today’s markets

With low interest rates and constant money-printing, most assets have become expensive. But one major asset class hasn’t. John Stepek explains why com…
2 Jun 2020
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UK Economy

Mervyn King: why the Covid pandemic is a classic example of radical uncertainty

This week, Merryn talks to ex-governor of the Bank of England Merryn King about the pandemic and how to prepare for a future that is unknowable; the g…
2 Jun 2020
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Trading

Trading: Toast the rebound with Wetherspoon

Wetherspoon, the budget pub chain, is a disciplined and highly profitable operator whose shares now look reasonably priced.
2 Jun 2020
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Tech stocks

Buy Microsoft: Covid-19 is no crisis for big tech stocks

The global lockdowns have greatly accelerated changes in how we live and work. Tech stocks are set top profit – with Microsoft leading the way.
2 Jun 2020
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Gold

Precious metals will keep shining – buy these funds to take advantage

Data on volatility suggests that a V-shaped recovery may not happen, so hold gold or silver.
1 Jun 2020
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Pensions

Landmark ruling puts pension tax relief in jeopardy

Savers who made in specie contributions to pensions – transferring assets such as art or property instead of paying in cash – could face big bills
1 Jun 2020
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Investment strategy

How income from options could prove illusory

Funds that use call options to supplement dividends can offer higher yields, but this usually comes at the cost of lower long-term returns.
1 Jun 2020

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UK Economy

What bounce back loans can tell us about how we’ll pay for all this

The government will guarantee emergency "bounce back loans" for small businesses hit by Covid-19. Inevitably, many businesses will default. And there'…
1 Jun 2020
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Personal finance

Beware airlines’ cancellation refund ruses

The battle for refunds for cancelled holidays rumbles on.
1 Jun 2020
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People

Masayoshi Son: the God of tech tests the faithful

Masayoshi Son, the founder of Japanese tech giant Softbank, has had a bad crisis. He has bounced back before, and will do again, he insists. It wouldn…
1 Jun 2020
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Share tips

Three long-term winners the stockmarket has missed

Professional investor Jamie Ward highlights three stocks that he thinks the market has overlooked.
1 Jun 2020
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Stockmarkets

Sales will bounce back, but will profits?

As the lockdown ends, everyday life will resume – just don’t expect business as usual, says Matthew Lynn.
31 May 2020
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Pensions

Savers tap in to their pensions as Covid-19 saps cash

Covid-19 hardship is leading record numbers of people to dip into their pension savings early.
30 May 2020
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UK Economy

Why children suffer most from lockdowns

School closures harm the prospects of children and it’s the poorest who are hurt the most. On a global level, that will have huge effects on human d…
30 May 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: the US and China – the calm before the storm?

John Stepek looks at how the rising tension between the US and China over Hong Kong has affected the charts that matter the most to the global economy…
30 May 2020
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UK Economy

Post-Covid life will look remarkably similar to pre-Covid life

Everybody is speculating on how life will look once lockdown is lifted. My guess, says Merryn Somerset Webb, is much the same as it looked before the …
29 May 2020
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Property

Can the UK housing market escape a slump?

The Bank of England is predicting a 16% slump in house prices.
29 May 2020
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Stockmarkets

Stanley Druckenmiller: market liquidity won’t last.

Liquidity may be very strong now, but that’s only because the Federal Reserve has bought trillions of dollars  in assets. One day, that will stop.
29 May 2020
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Global Economy

Quiz of the week 23-29 May

Test your recollection of the last seven days' events with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
29 May 2020
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Pensions

A Sipp provider can’t do your research for you

Execution-only platforms have no responsibility to protect you from your own bad investment decisions, a court has ruled.
29 May 2020
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Stockmarkets

As full lockdown ends, what are the risks for investors?

In the UK and elsewhere, people are gradually being let off the leash as the lockdown begins to end. John Stepek looks at what risks remain for invest…
29 May 2020
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Houses for sale

Properties with outdoor sports facilities

From an 18th-century Cumbrian farmhouse with a tennis court to a modern house with a croquet lawn and boules court in Dorset, eight of the best proper…
29 May 2020