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Cryptocurrency ether has hit an all-time high. Why? And will the bull market last?
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Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency ether has hit an all-time high. Why? And will the bull market last?

Cryptocurrency ether – the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap after bitcoin – hit an all-time high this week. Saloni Sardana looks at what’s…
5 May 2021
Copper has hit a ten-year high, but this could just be the start of a huge bull market
Electric car charging
Industrial metals

Copper has hit a ten-year high, but this could just be the start of a huge bull market

The price of copper is at its highest for ten years. But supply constraints and a massive rise in demand mean it’s not going to stop there, says Domin…
5 May 2021
I wish I knew what a central bank digital currency was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a central bank digital currency?
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a central bank digital currency was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Governments around the world are considering creating their own digital currencies. But what are they and how do they compare to cryptocurrencies such…
4 May 2021
The UK is sitting on its biggest debt pile since WW2. Should you be worried?
Rishi Sunak
UK Economy

The UK is sitting on its biggest debt pile since WW2. Should you be worried?

UK government borrowing is higher than at any time since the Second World War. But with a strong economic recovery predicted, things might not be as b…
4 May 2021
What is hyperinflation and could it happen here?
Billions of Zimbabwean dollars
Inflation

What is hyperinflation and could it happen here?

The Bank of England has been accused of the kind of money-printing that could lead to Zimbabwe-style hyperinflation. But that's very unlikely to happe…
4 May 2021
Things are looking up for income investors as dividend payouts start to rise
Income investing

Things are looking up for income investors as dividend payouts start to rise

UK dividend payouts are ready to grow again, but this crisis has shown why income investors must diversify overseas.
3 May 2021
Micro-cap stocks: how to get huge returns from tiny firms
Small cap stocks

Micro-cap stocks: how to get huge returns from tiny firms

Micro-cap stocks are often overlooked, but the British market has plenty of them and their potential is massive. Max King picks the best two investmen…
3 May 2021
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Wills aren’t set in stone – change them with a deed of variation
Personal finance

Wills aren’t set in stone – change them with a deed of variation

If all executors and beneficiaries of a deceased’s will agree, they can change who benefits. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains how.
2 May 2021
António Horta-Osório: the tennis ace who saved Lloyds Bank
People

António Horta-Osório: the tennis ace who saved Lloyds Bank

António Horta-Osório was determined to rescue Britain’s largest high-street bank from disaster, and he succeeded, if at the cost of his own health. Ca…
2 May 2021
Three lessons from football’s European Super League disaster
Economy

Three lessons from football’s European Super League disaster

Businesses can learn from the failed attempt to create a European Super League, says Matthew Lynn.
2 May 2021
The SNP’s record in Scotland: how does it stack up?
UK Economy

The SNP’s record in Scotland: how does it stack up?

The SNP has been in power in Scotland since 2007, and the country is going to the polls again. So how has it performed?
1 May 2021
The charts that matter: copper hits a ten-year high
Global Economy

The charts that matter: copper hits a ten-year high

The price of copper has surged to its highest since the summer of 2011. Here’s what happened to the other charts that matter most to the global econom…
1 May 2021
Equity crowdfunding: a crowded field set to keep growing
Alternative finance

Equity crowdfunding: a crowded field set to keep growing

Equity crowdfunding, a form of early stage business funding, has shaken off the pandemic and is set to keep growing, says David Stevenson
1 May 2021
Beyond US tech stocks: three global stars to buy now
Share tips

Beyond US tech stocks: three global stars to buy now

There is much to like about the US tech giants, says professional investor Alec Cutler of Orbis Investments highlights. But there are many other excel…
1 May 2021
Frenzied house price boom leaves buyers desperate
House prices

Frenzied house price boom leaves buyers desperate

House prices are rising faster than at any time since 2004. And buyers are getting desperate, says Nicole Garcia-Merida.
30 Apr 2021
Tom Slater of Scottish Mortgage: growth, the pandemic, and the importance of optimism
Investment strategy

Tom Slater of Scottish Mortgage: growth, the pandemic, and the importance of optimism

Merryn talks to Tom Slater of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust about investing in growth, the pandemic and its aftermath, why optimism will alwa…
30 Apr 2021
Inheritance tax bills are set to rise – will you be caught out?
Inheritance tax

Inheritance tax bills are set to rise – will you be caught out?

The number of people who actually pay inheritance tax is very small. But more and more estates are set to be dragged into its net, says David Prosser.…
30 Apr 2021
Share tips of the week
Share tips

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.
30 Apr 2021
Copper price’s red-hot run as it heads for a decade-long high
Industrial metals

Copper price’s red-hot run as it heads for a decade-long high

The copper price has risen by 26% so far this year and is at its highest level in almost ten years.
30 Apr 2021
Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market
Oil

Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market

With India the world’s third-biggest oil market, the economic slowdown driven by the pandemic will hit oil prices.
30 Apr 2021
Can Mario Draghi save Italy's economy?
EU Economy

Can Mario Draghi save Italy's economy?

Italy's prime minister Mario Draghi hopes that his €222bn public spending plan, which includes high-speed internet, high-speed rail, and improving th…
30 Apr 2021
BP: really going “beyond petroleum” won't be easy
Energy stocks

BP: really going “beyond petroleum” won't be easy

BP is recovering and plans to become carbon neutral by 2050. Meanwhile, activist investors are targeting ExxonMobil. Matthew Partridge reports
30 Apr 2021