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Investment platforms are great, but they need to up their game

At a panel I chaired a few weeks ago, a representative of a well-known investment platform took the chief executive of a well-known fund management firm to task for the high fees his sector charges. “Glass houses”, came the reply, “glass houses” (I paraphrase).

The audience ...

today 14:20 open_in_new
When Ben Bernanke says “don’t worry”, smart investors get nervous

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

today 10:08 open_in_new
The undervalued gems on the market

Fewer analysts and corporate raiders means many firms are sitting on gold mines no one knows about.

The battle for control of Sky has been keeping the City entertained. At first, it looked as if control would go to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox, before that was sold in turn to Disney. Then ...

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America’s attack on global trade

The US president’s tariffs threaten to paralyse the World Trade Organisation – and could ultimately unravel the entire post-war multilateral trading system, says Marina Gerner.

The WTO is based in Geneva and was set up in 1995 to replace the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade ...

2018-07-21 19:11 open_in_new
The charts that matter: markets are getting nervous about global growth

Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can profit.

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2018-07-21 12:53 open_in_new
London’s luxury new-build property is in big trouble

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-20 11:41 open_in_new
Don’t get oil-shocked – prepare your portfolio for pricier crude

One year ago, a barrel of Brent crude was trading at under $45. Now it’s around $70 – and it could be a very long time before we see prices that low again. Matthew Partridge looks at the best ways to profit.

A few weeks ago, my household energy contract expired, and I began to ...

2018-07-19 16:47 open_in_new
This is usually a good month to buy gold – but it’s a tough call this year

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-19 12:35 open_in_new
Britain’s productivity puzzle solved

Why is it that UK productivity growth is so much lower than that of other developed nations? Most countries have lower than expected productivity – and various explanations have been produced for this – but the fact that the UK is performing uniquely badly is something no one seems to ...

2018-07-19 11:32 open_in_new
Good news for markets – fund managers are feeling jittery

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-18 12:26 open_in_new
What’s behind the recent slide in the oil price?

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-17 12:17 open_in_new
What are leveraged loans and why should you worry about them?

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-16 12:08 open_in_new
Five books to cheer you up this summer

The first useful set comes from the Office for National Statistics and is particularly relevant to MoneyWeek readers. It turns out that being miserable – or having poor “personal wellbeing” – is fairly strongly correlated with age, and with middle age in particular.

About half of ...

2018-07-16 11:05 open_in_new
The mismeasure of the economy

Policymakers are searching for solutions to problems that might well not exist.

How much are prices going up by in the shops? Is productivity rising, or has it stagnated? Is GDP expanding by 1% a year, 2%, or nothing at all? We rely on a standard set of measures to give us a snapshot of ...

2018-07-15 13:02 open_in_new
The charts that matter: the global growth jitters

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-14 12:53 open_in_new
The Lehman Trilogy: the rise and fall of a Wall Street institution

A three-hour play with only three actors about the rise and fall of an investment bank that doesn’t directly deal with its high-profile demise might seem like a hard sell. But even if you have no interest in finance, you should definitely go and see The Lehman Trilogy, now running at the ...

2018-07-13 17:52 open_in_new
Get ready for a US “wage explosion”

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-13 12:35 open_in_new
Don’t panic about the latest Brexit melodrama

Theresa May has laid out her plans for a soft Brexit. Yet despite all the high-profile resignations and dramatic headlines, it’s just business as usual for investors, says John Stepek.

It’s been a busy week in politics. At the weekend, Theresa May dragged her cabinet off to ...

2018-07-12 16:26 open_in_new
The global trade war is escalating fast

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-12 13:17 open_in_new
The last thing Britain needs right now is another new housing minister

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-11 12:05 open_in_new
Ignore the political noise over Brexit – this is just business as usual

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can ...

2018-07-10 12:59 open_in_new