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Italy is testing Mario Draghi to step in and do “whatever it takes”

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 ...

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One area of financial markets where ETFs could prove very disruptive

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 ...

2018-05-21 12:56 open_in_new
Beware the secret pension transfer that could leave you with nothing

Your husband dies. You are grieving (in most cases). It’s just miserable.

On the plus side, you know you don’t have to worry too much about money. Your husband had a long career with one of the UK’s big companies; he had a fabulous defined benefit (DB) pension (he didn’t seem to ...

2018-05-21 10:50 open_in_new
The charts that matter: the end of an era

Welcome to your weekend edition, where we take a look through the charts that matter and catch up on anything else that we missed during the week.

If you missed any of this week’s Money Mornings, here are the links you need.

Monday: A very simple investment tip that you should ...

2018-05-19 12:35 open_in_new
Higher oil prices are here to stay. Here’s why, and what to buy

Eleven months ago, the price of Brent crude oil was less than $45 a barrel; a few days ago it breached $80 for the first time since November 2014. To make sense of what’s going on, I approached Richard Hulf, who, with John Dodd, manages the Artemis Global Energy Fund. This fund primarily ...

2018-05-18 16:11 open_in_new
Betting on politics: who will win the Lewisham East by-election?

Ladbrokes has put a new market up on Labour’s vote share in next month’s by-election in the London seat of Lewisham East. It is offering 5/4 (44%) on 60%-70%, 2/1 (33%) on 50%-60%, 4/1 (20%) on 40%-50% 20/1 (5%) on 30%-40% and 50/1 (2%) on under 30%. This was once a marginal seat, and was ...

2018-05-18 13:02 open_in_new
Ocado’s surge shows what happens when a hated asset springs a surprise

Yesterday, investors got an object lesson in the dangers of short-selling.

Online grocery logistics specialist Ocado – an oft-derided tech company – secured a deal with mammoth US grocery chain Kroger.

The share price rose by more than 40% on the day. At one point, it had ...

2018-05-18 11:59 open_in_new
This could be the end of the longest-running trend in your financial lifetime

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 ...

2018-05-17 12:53 open_in_new
The oil price is going to keep rising – here’s how to profit

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 ...

2018-05-16 12:44 open_in_new
Italy is not this year’s problem – but it could be a big deal in 2019

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2018-05-15 12:35 open_in_new
Will Brexit be good or bad for Britain’s small firms?

It’s always been tough for small and medium sized British firms to find enough money to enable them to grow into world-beaters. But since 1994, the Enterprise Investment Scheme has given generous tax incentives to investors to encourage them to put money into small unlisted companies, ...

2018-05-15 12:35 open_in_new
A very simple investment tip that you should never forget

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 ...

2018-05-14 12:26 open_in_new
A foolproof way to avoid inheritance tax. Or is it?

The one thing that I know keeps you up at night is inheritance tax. You spend hours thinking about how you might avoid it. I wish you wouldn’t worry so much.

The effective allowance is now £1m. You can give money away out of surplus income free of tax until you die. Any capital you give ...

2018-05-14 11:23 open_in_new
Who will win the battle of the tech firms – America’s west or China’s east?

Will America’s west coast or China’s east take the economic prize? It’s still all to play for.

The intense concentration of major tech firms becomes more and more startling with every year that passes. According to a new analysis in the Harvard Business Review, nine of the top ten ...

2018-05-13 14:23 open_in_new
Get set for another football financial record

The football season is almost over – which means eye-popping financial deals in this big-money sport are about to get under way. But is the flood of money set to dry up? Simon Wilson reports.

This Sunday, the Premier League – the top flight of English football – will finish the ...

2018-05-12 19:29 open_in_new
The charts that matter: some respite from the rising dollar

Welcome to your weekend edition, where we take a look through the charts that matter and catch up on anything else that we missed during the week.

If you missed any of this week’s Money Mornings, here are the links you need.

Tuesday: Why the oil price is likely to remain high and ...

2018-05-12 13:11 open_in_new
Unreliable central bankers are leaving investors bamboozled

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 ...

2018-05-11 13:02 open_in_new
Don’t unplug the TV – old media will have the last laugh yet

In recent years, the big story in the advertising industry has been the soaring market share of digital disruptors such as Facebook. But the Mad Men of traditional media are fighting back, says Tim Dams.

There’s a general consensus among investors that disruptive and aggressive ...

2018-05-10 16:02 open_in_new
The weakest link in the UK housing market right now

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 ...

2018-05-10 11:50 open_in_new
How DIY investing platforms are changing the world of investment trusts

Much in the papers last weekend about the joys of investment trusts; very little on the real risks, real opportunities and changing trends in the sector. That’s something of a shame – because there is a real evolution under way.

For a more expert view, I’ve turned to Nick ...

2018-05-10 10:47 open_in_new
Rising wages may bring surprises in Japan

A shortage of labour drives up wages. Seems obvious doesn’t it? If you want something and there isn’t much of it about, you will have to pay more for it than if it were in plentiful supply.

The problem with the theory over the last few years has been that despite very low unemployment ...

2018-05-09 13:47 open_in_new