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Get out and enjoy the autumn
Travel and holidays

Get out and enjoy the autumn

It’s the season for hikes among the trees and cosy meals in pubs, says Nicole Garcia Merida.
16 Oct 2020
Wine of the week: a mind-blowingly exciting aperitif
Wine

Wine of the week: a mind-blowingly exciting aperitif

This riesling is a bargain and a beauty. And at a sniff under 20 quid, it is positively irresistible.
16 Oct 2020
The new Porsche Boxster: a near-perfect sports car
Cars

The new Porsche Boxster: a near-perfect sports car

The new Porsche Boxster is the perfect motor for enjoying Britain’s roads, says Nicole Garcia Merida.
16 Oct 2020
Properties for sale with unusual outbuildings
Houses for sale

Properties for sale with unusual outbuildings

From a Victorian house in Northumberland with a double-turreted tree house in the gardens, to a Georgian-style house in Surrey, with a Palladian-pilla…
16 Oct 2020
16 October 1995: The toll bridge to Skye opens
This day in history

16 October 1995: The toll bridge to Skye opens

A new bridge connecting the Isle of Skye to the Scottish mainland opened on this day in 1995, but the toll soon became a bone of contention.
16 Oct 2020
16 October 1834: Houses of Parliament burn down
This day in history

16 October 1834: Houses of Parliament burn down

An attempt to modernise Parliament's system of accounting for debt led to both Houses being destroyed by fire on this day in 1834.
16 Oct 2020
British Airways' controversial head Álex Cruz expelled
UK stockmarkets

British Airways' controversial head Álex Cruz expelled

BA boss Álex Cruz has been booted after a turbulent tenure that nonetheless left the airline in better shape. What happens next? Matthew Partridge rep…
15 Oct 2020
Softbank downsizes with a ‘Spac’
Stockmarkets

Softbank downsizes with a ‘Spac’

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group is to create a purpose acquisition company (Spac) which it will use to buy private companies.
15 Oct 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Negative interest rates, armed guards and a warehouse full of cash
Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Negative interest rates, armed guards and a warehouse full of cash

Merryn and John discuss the extraordinary idea of negative interest rates and explain why as far as they can see they just don't work. Plus, a genius …
15 Oct 2020
The silver lining to the coronavirus debacle
UK Economy

The silver lining to the coronavirus debacle

There isn’t much obvious upside to the Covid debacle. But perhaps there will be a long-term silver lining, in the form of a push for reform of the gov…
15 Oct 2020
What the race for the White House means for your money
US election

What the race for the White House means for your money

American voters are about to decide whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will take the oath of office on 20 January. Matthew Partridge explains how vario…
15 Oct 2020
What would negative interest rates mean for your money?
UK Economy

What would negative interest rates mean for your money?

There has been much talk of the Bank of England introducing negative interest rates. John Stepek explains why they might do that, and what it would me…
15 Oct 2020
15 October 1997: Britain’s Thrust supersonic car breaks the sound barrier
This day in history

15 October 1997: Britain’s Thrust supersonic car breaks the sound barrier

On this day in 1997, the Thrust supersonic car propelled RAF pilot Andy Green through the sound barrier to set a new World Land Speed Record.
15 Oct 2020
15 October 1987: the ‘Great Storm’ hits southern England
This day in history

15 October 1987: the ‘Great Storm’ hits southern England

On this day in 1987, winds of up to 115mph ravaged southern England, as the worst storm for nearly 300 years hit, causing devastation.
15 Oct 2020
Sterling or bitcoin? I know which one I trust more
Bitcoin

Sterling or bitcoin? I know which one I trust more

Many people don’t understand or trust bitcoin. They don’t think it’s real money. But it’s more robust and less easy to manipulate than our national cu…
14 Oct 2020
Pensions drawdown: don't take too much money out of your pension fund
Pensions

Pensions drawdown: don't take too much money out of your pension fund

New evidence suggests people are depleting their pensions too quickly – and they risk running out of cash in retirement.
14 Oct 2020
14 October 1947: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier
This day in history

14 October 1947: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier

On this day in 1947, the rocket-powered Bell X-1 – nicknamed 'Glamorous Glennis' – blasted through the sound barrier, with Chuck Yeager at the control…
14 Oct 2020
14 October 1878: the first football match played under floodlights
This day in history

14 October 1878: the first football match played under floodlights

The world's first football match under floodlights took place on this day in 1878 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, as the “Blues” played the “Reds” in an…
14 Oct 2020
I wish I knew what momentum investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what momentum investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Momentum investing – the opposite of the “buy low, sell high” advice – is based on the observation that trends in the stockmarket can continue for lon…
13 Oct 2020
Private vs public sector pay: who really gets more?
UK Economy

Private vs public sector pay: who really gets more?

The general consensus is that public sector pay is lower than in the private sector, but staff have better working conditions and job security. The re…
13 Oct 2020
Cheap but shunned UK stocks are a buy
UK stockmarkets

Cheap but shunned UK stocks are a buy

Value investors should look to UK stockmarkets, where some of the best bargains in global markets are available.
13 Oct 2020
Why it pays to take cries of “bubble” with a pinch of salt
Sponsored

Why it pays to take cries of “bubble” with a pinch of salt

Many observers are pointing to a stockmarket “bubble” – especially in US tech stocks. But, says Max King, just because a lot of people are saying it, …
13 Oct 2020
How to make your home greener with a government grant
Personal finance

How to make your home greener with a government grant

Cut the cost of making your house more environmentally friendly with a Green Home Grant.
13 Oct 2020
Why the underperforming Temple Bar investment trust will deliver again
Investment trusts

Why the underperforming Temple Bar investment trust will deliver again

Temple Bar, the value-focused investment trust, has had a dreadful year, but new managers should turn it around.
13 Oct 2020