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Why every fund manager should employ a monkey

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Active fund managers are excellent at buying stocks. But when it comes to sell, a monkey could make better decisions. John Stepek explains what investors can learn from this.

What to watch this week: the Bank of England, housebuilders and Google

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This week, UK investors may get a hint on whether interest rates will ever get back above 1%. Plus, a busy few days for company news. John Stepek looks at what to expect.

The charts that matter: the Powell put is in place

The Federal Reserve has done not so much a U-turn as a handbrake turn on monetary policy this week. John Stepek looks at how that’s affected the global economy’s most important charts.

The gold bulls are back – so let’s just be careful out there

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The world has fallen back in love with gold again and the price is on the rise. It could have further to go yet, says Dominic Frisby – but it could be another false dawn.

The Fed finally gets it – all that matters is the S&P 500

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To the delight of investors, Jerome Powell has finally capitulated and embraced the “Greenspan put”. That could mean a stockmarket melt-up, says John Stepek – and full steam ahead to the next crisis.

China’s slowdown is really starting to rattle markets

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China’s efforts to deflate its debt bubble, and its worsening trade relations with the US, are dealing a serious blow to the global economy. John Stepek explains what it means for your money.

The Fed and Brexit: what to watch in the week ahead

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It’s a big week for the markets, with the US Federal Reserve meeting to set interest rates, and another Brexit vote in the UK. John Stepek looks at what to expect.

The charts that matter: markets are waiting for a trade deal

Markets are starting to realise that any trade deal between China and the US may take some time. John Stepek looks at how this is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.

Why investors could get a pleasant surprise this year

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The mood among investors is gloomy, but it wouldn’t take much to cheer them up. And central banks could well oblige, says John Stepek.

The three things that can stop you from investing profitably

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Professional investor looks at three traits inherent to humans that make us less effective as investors.

Markets are starting to think that “no deal” Brexit is off the table – are they right?

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Markets have perked up about Brexit. The evidence suggests they think we’re heading for a soft Brexit – or no Brexit at all. John Stepek looks at what’s going on.

The conditions are ripe for a spike in the price of this metal – here’s how to invest

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Zinc is in short supply. And that could mean a big price rise. Dominic Frisby looks at the fundamentals, and picks some of the best ways to invest.

Index investing is revealing the flaws in our model of shareholder capitalism

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Index investing – buying tracker funds – has revolutionised equity investing. But it’s not without its problems. John Stepek looks at how “semi-detached” share ownership can distort capitalism – and how to fix it.

China’s biggest problem is not Donald Trump – it’s a lot worse than that

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China’s tension with the US is a problem. But the bigger problem, says John Stepek, is home grown: Xi Jinping backtracking on reform and tightening his grip on society.

The charts that matter: investors are still wary, but they’re no longer panicking

The good news is that the charts aren’t pointing to a recession just yet, but they’re not far off, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the charts that matter most to investors.

What does 2019 hold for UK house prices?

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Last year, we finally saw some sanity returning to the UK property market, with house prices falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what to expect this year.

How Jack Bogle transformed the investment industry for the better

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As founder and chairman of Vanguard Group, Jack Bogle, who died last night, pioneered index funds and democratised investing. John Stepek examines his legacy.

What May’s massive Brexit rejection means for your money

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What happens after Parliament’s resounding rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit deal is anyone’s guess. Here, John Stepek outlines some scenarios, and explains what it all means for your money.

Good news for gold mining investors – merger mania is gripping the sector

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Newmont Mining is merging with Goldcorp to become the world’s largest gold miner. Dominic Frisby looks at what it mean for the sector, and for investors.

"2019 will be the year of the stock-picker” – and other nonsense to ignore

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One popular idea right now is that 2019 will be the year that actively managed funds trump passive funds. It sounds good, says John Stepek. But it’s nonsense. Here’s why.

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