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Is value investing finally on the comeback trail?

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Value investing – buying cheap, unloved stocks – is rarely a popular strategy. But with cheap stocks now very cheap indeed, it could be making a comeback. John Stepek explains why, and where to find value now.

The charts that matter: a time to take stock

After a hectic week, John Stepek takes a look at the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: A lesson from two of the world’s “hardest” currencies

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Dominic Frisby looks at the Swiss franc and Singaporean dollar and what our politicians can learn from these two fiscally responsible nations.

Free broadband? Wait until this election campaign really gets going

Labour has added a chunk of BT to the list of things it will renationalise if it wins the election. That probably won’t happen, says John Stepek. But you need a plan B, just in case.

Here's what I got up to at the Kilkenomics festival

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Kilkenomics is a quirky and eccentric festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, where comedy meets economics. Dominic Frisby explains how it works, and why it is so inspiring.

Currency Corner: it might be time to back the euro against the yen

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The euro is shaping up for a nice buy signal against the yen, says Dominic Frisby.

Governments have got the message – right or left, a spending binge is coming your way

Politicians of every hue have committed to throwing vast sums of money at their voters. Rampant inflation will eventually make them stop. But for now, says John Stepek, it’s sent markets into party mode.

MMT is coming, the US dollar is here to stay, and “value” investing is dead: an interview with Dylan Grice

Dylan Grice

John Stepek talks to Dylan Grice about everything from inflation, MMT and he US dollar to the Bull market in “duration” and the future of the financial system.

No one cares about the oil market – that’s why it’s a good time to invest

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The best time to invest in a market is when things are quiet. And right now, there’s no market quieter than oil. Dominic Frisby picks the best way to buy in.

If you don’t know what’s in your ethical fund, are you really an ethical investor?

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With no universal definition of what counts as “ethical”, so-called ESG funds can cover a wide range of sins, from tobacco stocks to arms-makers. If you want to invest ethically, says John Stepek, you have to do it yourself.

The Saudi Aramco IPO could mark the bottom for oil

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Big flotations or mergers often mark the top of a market. But the Saudi Aramco IPO could mark a bottom. And that spells opportunity, says John Stepek.

The charts that matter: China’s scepticism on Trump

With China sceptical of getting a trade deal out of Donald Trump, John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.

What the Brexit election means for your money

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This election may be all about Brexit, but it will also define the wider political and economic environment for years to come. John Stepek looks at the issues and explains what it all could mean for you.

Forget rate cuts – what matters most is that the Fed is still printing money

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As expected, the Federal Reserve cut US interest rates. And while Fed chief Jerome Powell may talk tough, he’s still printing money. John Stepek explains what that means for markets, the US dollar, and for you.

How to steel yourself to buy at new all-time stockmarket highs

The US stockmarket has hit a new all-time high. Instinct may be telling you not to buy. But you should resist that instinct, says Dominic Frisby. New highs mean a bull market, and that’s a time to buy.

House prices in the UK are still gently falling in real terms

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House prices rose by 0.4% in October, and are now rising more slowly than wages or wider inflation. So, in “real terms”, they’re falling. That’s great news, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

The US dollar is still the most important price in the world

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The US dollar has been strong for years now, keeping global monetary policy tight and making life hard for emerging markets in particular. John Stepek asks if that’s likely to change.

The charts that matter: relative calm – and a surge for Tesla

As shares in electric car group Tesla surge, John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Is it time to buy Patient Capital Trust?

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Neil Woodford’s Patient Capital Trust has been taken over by asset manager Schroders. The share price has surged – but should you buy in? John Stepek looks at the trust’s prospects.

A beginner’s guide to gold: what’s it for?

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We’re big fans of gold here at MoneyWeek. But why? What’s it for? What use is it? John Stepek explains why everyone should hold a little gold in their portfolio.

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