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Brace yourself for a Remain recession

Britain is staying in the EU until at least October – maybe forever. That spells economic disaster.

Brexit has been delayed. Whether we end up actually leaving at the end of October, as recently agreed, is anyone’s guess. It is hard to see how any Withdrawal Agreement will ever be ...

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The trade in stolen art

Art theft is thought to be the third-most-lucrative criminal enterprise in the world after drugs and arms dealing. And London is at the heart of it. Simon Wilson reports.

On some estimates, art theft is ranked the third-highest-grossing criminal enterprise globally (after drugs and arms ...

2019-04-20 19:05 open_in_new
Emerging markets bounce back

Last year emerging market stocks fell by nearly a quarter. But in 2019 it has been a different story. The benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index has gained 13%. Chalk it up to “a new liquidity environment”, say Will Denyer and Udith Sikand of Gavekal Research.

“Tighter US dollar ...

2019-04-19 13:41 open_in_new
How to track down cheap stockmarkets

One proven route to market-beating returns is to invest in cheap stocks. But it’s a lot harder than it looks.

If you want to beat the market, you can’t just track the index – you have to do something different. One strategy that has made outsized returns in the past (yes, the past is ...

2019-04-18 14:35 open_in_new
Hiroshi Mikitani: the visionary who built Japan’s Amazon

Hiroshi Mikitani’s talent for trend-spotting has already made him a billionaire. Now he has his sights firmly set on a new challenge. Jane Lewis reports.

This year is shaping up to be a big one for Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, the flamboyant billionaire behind Japan’s largest ...

2019-04-16 17:26 open_in_new
It makes sense to lend to governments

No matter how ramshackle or indebted the country, buying its bonds is rarely a bad idea.

Earlier this year, Greece successfully managed to complete its first bond issue since the debt crisis of 2010 and it is planning another one over the summer. The country has already raised €5bn from ...

2019-04-14 12:56 open_in_new
Who will win the streaming wars?

Netflix is the current leader in the market for online on-demand programming. But the technology and cable-television giants are fighting back. Alex Rankine reports.

Apple has become the latest business to invest heavily in the future of streaming. It is launching a new video subscription ...

2019-04-13 19:05 open_in_new
The charts that matter: US jobless figures finally hit a fresh low

Welcome back. Merryn’s away this week, so we don’t have a new podcast, but if you missed last week’s, we cover everything from customs unions to the democratic deficit to our one point of agreement with Jeremy Corbyn. Catch up here.

And your regular reminder – if you don’t ...

2019-04-13 11:44 open_in_new
Chart of the week: will the oil rally last?

“Just as its oil sector looked set to stage a recovery, Libya is heading back towards bloody chaos that puts output and exports at risk,” Julian Lee notes on Bloomberg. A disruption to supplies from the North African country could give oil prices a big short-term boost. Global oil ...

2019-04-12 16:44 open_in_new
Debenhams is the latest retailer to go down

The group fell into administration this week, marking another setback for Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley. Matthew Partridge reports.

Debenhams’ “four-month battle with Sports Direct and its billionaire founder Mike Ashley” is over, says Jonathan Eley in the Financial Times. The ...

2019-04-12 16:44 open_in_new
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is calling for a wage-price spiral – inflation is coming

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2019-04-12 13:35 open_in_new
With Brexit retreating even further into the long grass, the UK looks cheap

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A couple of months ago, I told you that it ...

2019-04-11 12:23 open_in_new
Bitcoin has been bouncing – but is the bear market really behind us?

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2019-04-10 11:11 open_in_new
“It’s the era of socially responsible investment – ooh hello, Saudi Aramco”

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2019-04-09 12:05 open_in_new
Investors shouldn’t worry too much about a recession – here’s why

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The monthly US non-farm payrolls report is one ...

2019-04-08 11:56 open_in_new
Don’t use your pension to buy a house

Let me tell you something you probably don’t know: the UK pension system is in fabulous shape.

Take a look at the 2018 Pension Markets in Focus report from the OECD. It’s full of relatively boring tables and charts, but one number jumps out – the UK has total pension assets ...

2019-04-08 10:53 open_in_new
British banks should stop fretting about Brexit

British banks should be bolder and go looking for new opportunities in Europe.

Deutsche Bank is having to merge to survive. Scandinavian banks Danske and Swedbank have been rocked by money-laundering scandals. Shares in France’s Societe Generale have almost halved in the last year and ...

2019-04-07 14:56 open_in_new
Should we fear “insectageddon”?

The world’s insect population is facing mass extinction by the end of the century, according to some experts. That would have catastrophic implications. Is it true? Simon Wilson reports.

A shocking academic paper, published in the journal Biological Conservation in February, issued a ...

2019-04-06 13:44 open_in_new
The charts that matter: have recession rumours been overstated?

Welcome back. Merryn and I recorded a brand new MoneyWeek podcast this week, in which we discuss customs unions; snooping technology in your car; the EU’s habit of passing dull-sounding rules with significant consequences that we never get a chance to have a proper public debate on; and we ...

2019-04-06 11:38 open_in_new
1889 – 2019: celebrating 130 years of the Merchants Trust

Portfolio Manager The Merchants Trust PLC www.merchantstrust.co.uk

This year marks the 130th anniversary of the formation of The Merchants Trust. And while the Merchants of today is very different to the one that was set up in 1889 its aims are remarkably similar: to deliver healthy ...

2019-04-05 15:41 open_in_new
Is Saga’s massive profit warning a buying opportunity?

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 ...

2019-04-05 12:32 open_in_new