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Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?
Mining dump truck
Commodities

Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?

Commodities have put in a blistering performance over the past year. But – oil aside – the commodity bull market looks like it might have peaked. Domi…
16 Jun 2021
Why hedge funds are stocking up on cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Why hedge funds are stocking up on cryptocurrencies

Hedge funds are planning to increase their exposure to cryptocurrencies, says a recent report. Saloni Sardana looks at why.
16 Jun 2021
I wish I knew what a sovereign bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a sovereign bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Government spending is funded in two ways – taxation and borrowing. When a government borrows money, it issues an IOU called a sovereign bond.
15 Jun 2021
Climate activists are missing the point on big oil companies
Climate protesters and Shell oil rig
Energy stocks

Climate activists are missing the point on big oil companies

Forcing big oil companies like Shell to dump their oil and gas assets isn’t the positive step many people think it is, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
15 Jun 2021
Two of the biggest risks to the “Roaring 2020s” scenario
Oxford Street shoppers
Global Economy

Two of the biggest risks to the “Roaring 2020s” scenario

A lot of people – including us – are expecting an inflationary boom as we all emerge from lockdown to spend, spend, spend. But there are a couple of t…
15 Jun 2021
Under new management: how change can be good for investment trusts
Investment trusts

Under new management: how change can be good for investment trusts

Change isn’t always for the better, but recently funds opting for new stewards have profited from the move, says Max King
15 Jun 2021
Bitcoin bounces after Elon Musk weighs in on the clean energy debate
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin bounces after Elon Musk weighs in on the clean energy debate

Bitcoin jumped to an almost two-week high overnight after yet another tweet from Elon Musk. Saloni Sardana looks at what the “crypto-king” has said no…
14 Jun 2021
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Why it’s vital to keep an eye on your costs when investing
Investment strategy

Why it’s vital to keep an eye on your costs when investing

Costs are one of the few aspects of investing that you have control over. Be sure to use that to your advantage, says John Stepek.
14 Jun 2021
Three global small-cap stocks with big potential
Share tips

Three global small-cap stocks with big potential

A professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: Erik Esselink, European equities fund manager, Invesco, highlights three favouri…
14 Jun 2021
How Covid-19 virus tests fail travellers
Personal finance

How Covid-19 virus tests fail travellers

Covid-19 tests for those wishing to travel are a hassle and cost far more than on the continent.
14 Jun 2021
Nvidia’s Jensen Huang: prophet of the AI age
People

Nvidia’s Jensen Huang: prophet of the AI age

Jensen Huang’s Nvidia started out in computer games. That may have been merely a toehold on the route to global dominance in the tech industry.
13 Jun 2021
Shareholder perks: why it pays to offer your investors a freebie
Stockmarkets

Shareholder perks: why it pays to offer your investors a freebie

Giving shareholders a perk is an idea that went out of fashion. It’s time to revive it, says Matthew Lynn.
13 Jun 2021
The charts that matter: global bond yields take a dive
Global Economy

The charts that matter: global bond yields take a dive

As government bond yields around the world take a big tumble, we look at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
12 Jun 2021
The G7’s global corporation tax: bringing Big Tech to heel
Tech stocks

The G7’s global corporation tax: bringing Big Tech to heel

The G7 group of nations has agreed to potentially historic changes in the way multinational companies are taxed. Who wins and who loses?
12 Jun 2021
What tougher rules for banks holding cryptocurrencies could mean for investors
Bitcoin & crypto

What tougher rules for banks holding cryptocurrencies could mean for investors

Banks holding cryptocurrencies may have to set aside much higher levels of capital to reflect the growing risks of holding them. Saloni Sardana looks …
11 Jun 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Gillian Tett on how anthropology helps make sense of the world
Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Gillian Tett on how anthropology helps make sense of the world

In a special video podcast, the FT's Gillian Tett tells Merryn Somerset Webb why what people aren't talking about is just as important as what they ar…
11 Jun 2021
US inflation is rising faster than anyone expected – but markets aren’t worried yet
Inflation

US inflation is rising faster than anyone expected – but markets aren’t worried yet

US inflation is at its highest in nearly 30 years. But markets are unfazed, banking on it being just a temporary blip. John Stepek isn’t so sure. Here…
11 Jun 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.
11 Jun 2021
Buying foreign shares is easier than you think – here's how to do it
Investment strategy

Buying foreign shares is easier than you think – here's how to do it

UK investors are increasingly turning their attention to shares listed in the US and beyond. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at five common questions about t…
11 Jun 2021
Anglo American’s coal spin-off Thungela Resources fails to catch fire
Stockmarkets

Anglo American’s coal spin-off Thungela Resources fails to catch fire

Investors have turned their noses up at Thungela Resources, the London-and-Johannesburg-listed South African coal business spun out of Anglo American
11 Jun 2021
The bulls return to emerging markets
Emerging markets

The bulls return to emerging markets

Last month, the MSCI Emerging Markets index outperformed developed markets for the first time since January.
11 Jun 2021
Beware of investing in commercial property
Property

Beware of investing in commercial property

With many companies are planning to adopt a “hybrid” working model once the pandemic is over, the market for office property is facing a reckoning.
11 Jun 2021