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In just a few minutes' enjoyable reading each morning, John Stepek (our executive editor) and regular guest contributors explain to you:

• What's been going on in the markets
• How the day's economic and political developments will affect your wealth
• The latest investment opportunities, and how you can profit


Latest Money Morning articles


How bitcoin and blockchain could solve our crisis of trust

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Dominic Frisby discusses how trust in the world’s financial institutions has collapsed, and asks if blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin can help restore it.

Apple’s fall is just a symptom – here’s what’s really troubling the market

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Apple’s share price fell sharply yesterday. It’s the sort of news that the market would have shrugged off in the past. But not any more. John Stepek explains why.

I can’t see why you’d ever use an active fund to invest in big US stocks

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Many investors believe active fund managers prove their worth when markets fall. But, as October’s mini-crash shows, that’s not true. Here’s what you should know before picking an active or a passive fund.

The charts that matter: zooming in on oil

The oil price has crashed back down to earth recently. John Stepek emaines why, and explains what it means for the global economy.

Is China’s massive bear market a buying opportunity?

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Since their 2018 high, Chinese stocks have lost a third of their value. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the fall, and asks if it’s time to buy.

Markets like gridlock – but they shouldn’t take it for granted

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The markets got what they expected out of the US elections: political gridlock, which means no meddling by politicians. But it’s only a temporary reprieve, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

The pound is very, very cheap – but it’ll stay that way until Brexit is sorted

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The pound could rocket once we have a satisfactory resolution to Brexit, says Dominic Frisby. But we have to clear that hurdle first.

The US vote doesn’t matter – what matters is which story markets choose to believe

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Despite all the hype, the result of the US mid-term elections is irrelevant to investors, says John Stepek. The markets will spin it whichever way they choose.

Why the strong US jobs data could be bad news for investors

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US companies are employing more people than ever, and wages are rising. That’s good for American workers, but not so good for the stockmarkets. John Stepek explains why.

The charts that matter: is there one last gasp left in the bull market?

John Stepek looks to the global economy’s most important charts to if they can shed any light on the direction of the world’s markets.

This deal could eventually mark the top of the market – watch it closely

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Investors get over-exuberant when markets approach the top. It’s when the biggest, most ridiculous deals get done. We may be about to see one happen now, says John Stepek.

Investors are finally losing interest in UK housing

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House prices are on the way down. It looks as though people are starting to lose their faith in property as an investment. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

What I’ve been doing with my own money – and what that says about markets

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Dominic Frisby attempts to divine the state of the markets through his investment decisions, and concludes that there’s a bit more turmoil to get through yet.

The message from the Budget: this one’s for the little people

Philip Hammond: Budget contained little of any substance

The Budget contained very little of interest, says John Stepek. But it did point to where we’re heading politically – and that’s in a direction that should worry investors.

Here’s what to expect from today’s Budget

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John Stepek gives a rundown on Philip Hammond’s Budget later today, and how it might affect your pocket.

The charts that matter: the market is on the turn

The volatility in global markets has continued this week. John Stepek looks to the charts that matter to get an idea of just what’s going on.

From Acropolis Now to Arrivederci Roma – get ready for the next big euro panic

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There are plenty of reasons for investors to be nervous. Perhaps the biggest danger right now is Italy. John Stepek looks at how it could all blow up.

It’s hard to believe, but Britain’s economy doesn’t look too bad right now

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Rising wages, record high employment, moderate inflation and a growing economy. Things are actually looking quite good for Britain at the moment, says John Stepek.

We’ve gone from “buy the dip” to “sell the rip”

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The sense of panic in the markets has eased for now. But the overall tone has changed, says John Stepek. Here’s what to do now.

How to avoid being ruined by nasty stockmarket surprises

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Investors in cake shop Patisserie Valerie got quite the shock last week. John Stepek explains how to avoid that sort of thing happening to you.

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