The point of saving into a pension is that you can’t get the money until you retire. The chancellor should resist the temptation to relax the rules on early access.
The magic pixie dust behind the stockmarkets’ massive bull run – loose monetary policy – has vanished. Investors must now focus on what really matters: cash and valuations.
Until now, there has been precious little sign of automation in the housebuilding sector. But that’s now changing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
From art to tech stocks, things are changing fast in the financial world, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And it’s all down to rising bond yields.
It doesn’t happen often these days, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there might be something in the next Budget that MoneyWeek readers will like.
The way Unilever went about planning the vote on moving its head office out of the UK wasn’t normal and it wasn’t right, says Merry Somerset Webb.
If we are to make employee share ownership more widely available – as we should – we have to educate workers on how equity markets behave, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Far from plummeting post-Brexit, markets could bounce sharply if the PM produces a workable deal. Merryn Somerset Webb picks four investment trusts to exploit that.
It’s not just the financial services industry that makes a habit of overcharging its customers. Mobile phone companies do it too, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But you don’t have to stand for it.
For the first time in a decade, wages are rising for young as well as older workers. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what this means, and where it might lead.
The authorities’ response to the 2008 financial crisis may have ended up neutering capitalism – the greatest poverty destroying system ever.
Merryn Somerset Webb finds out more about the Smithson investment trust – who’s running it, what’s in it, and how much it will cost.