EDITOR'S LETTERMerryn 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