Cover of MoneyWeek magazine issue no 767, Friday 6 November 2015

The road to profits

5 November 2015 / Issue 767

Over the past 15 years, technology has revolutionised industries across the globe. Matthew Partridge looks at what will shape the next 15. Read this week's cover story here.

PLUS:
• This British plane could transform air travel
• Two small-cap investment trusts to buy now
• Sweden's war on cash is just the start


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Podcast – 15 years of MoneyWeek

In this week’s MoneyWeek podcast, Merryn and John discuss the last 15 years of MoneyWeek, including how commodities went from boom to bust and back again.

Merryn Somerset WebbEDITOR'S LETTER

Merryn Somerset Webb

Happy birthday to us

This week marks MoneyWeek’s 15th anniversary. Fifteen years, 767 issues (we take the odd week off). That’s a lot of share tips, a lot of analysis, forecasts and news. And in our case at least, an awful lot of opinions. Along the way we’ve made a good many excellent calls and a few pretty bad ones. We’ve reported on the greatest financial crisis to hit the West since the Great Depression – and on the ten largest bankruptcies in history.

We’ve watched several bubbles – from technology to housing and commodities – come and go (or in the case of UK housing, stay). We’ve interviewed and profiled hundreds of interesting people. We’ve worried endlessly (with good reason) about the eurozone. We’ve fallen in and (sometimes) out of love with gold. And we’ve campaigned relentlessly to change the financial industry for the better – for fees to fall and for simplicity and transparency to rise. We’ve also learnt a lot.

You can read Cris Heaton’s take on the key lessons of the last 15 years – the key one being that, if you let it, monetary policy drives everything. Read through the issue and you’ll soon notice that the force behind almost all the extraordinary things that have happened in the financial world in that time has been the same.

• Read the full editor’s letter here: Happy birthday to us