A favourite trade of hedge funds in recent years has been the yen carry trade. Now, in the wake of the disaster in Japan, they are all piling out, sending the yen soaring. But what is a carry trade? Tim Bennett explains.
How to choose a broker: the various kinds, the range of services they provide, and the costs involved.
Tim Bennett explains what structured products are – and why you should avoid investing in them.
Tim Bennett explains what an individual savings account (Isa) is and why it should form part of every investor’s portfolio.
Tim Bennett explains why at MoneyWeek we prefer investment trusts over unit trusts.
The commodity markets have seen a surge in investment in recent years – particularly gold, which has hit record highs. Tim Bennett explains what commodity markets are and the different ways to trade in them.
In this video tutorial, Tim Bennett explains the key features of one of the biggest markets in the world – foreign exchange.
Tim Bennett talks through a practical example of a spread betting trade, and explains how it works.
In his latest video tutorial, Tim Bennett explains the advantages and disadvantages of spread betting as opposed to buying and selling shares.