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Does owning an electric car make financial sense?

The idea of owning an electric car seems appealing. You get to feel mildly smug about helping the environment and there are now many different models on the market, so you won’t have to drive something clunky and ugly. But what are the financial practicalities of buying and running an electric ...

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Should you invest in emerging markets right now?

After all, that’s where populations are growing; where the West’s manufacturing is migrating too; and where new middle classes are emerging. Right? Maybe. Or maybe not. The latest Barclays Equity Gilt Study suggests something rather different. Population growth is not much higher in emerging ...

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Forget the financial crisis: it’s time to bet on British banks

Over a decade after the financial crisis, investors are still reluctant to consider British banks. But their worries are overblown and the stocks are cheap, says Matthew Partridge.

British banks have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. We have seen queues outside Metro Bank, ...

today 14:50 open_in_new
Don’t worry about China selling US bonds – worry about this instead

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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Buying into build-to-rent

Corporate landlords are tapping into healthy demand for rented property in the UK.

Professional landlord Tipi is urging people to “join the rental rebellion”. Its Soviet-style advert shows a clenched fist holding a key, and the tagline boasts that it is “throwing the rental rule-book ...

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Platinum, palladium or rhodium – which is the metal of the future?

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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Highly concentrated markets are bad for consumers and bad for investors

More than half of the packaging rubbish mucking up the UK’s beaches and rivers comes from ten companies. That’s the conclusion of research from marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage.

One-quarter of it comes from Coca-Cola and PepsiCo alone, with Mondelez ...

2019-05-21 14:23 open_in_new
The trade war between the US and China is all about tech

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 ...

2019-05-21 13:20 open_in_new
No Brexit and a minority government – the future for Britain?

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 ...

2019-05-20 12:08 open_in_new
Britain shoots for the top spot

England dominates European football. It looks as if it will take home the trophy for economic success, too, says Matthew Lynn.

Dramatic last-minute comebacks, nail-biting penalty shoot-outs, spirit, determination and the occasional flash of sublime skill. It’s a been a great month for ...

2019-05-19 13:02 open_in_new
The future of the gig economy

It was hailed by boosters as the future of work, but court rulings are increasingly throwing a spanner in the works. Is the gig over for platform providers? 

The ride-hailing app Uber has got off to a sputtering start in its new guise as a publicly listed company. But perhaps that should ...

2019-05-18 13:50 open_in_new
The charts that matter: the unshakeable market

Welcome back. I’m just on the train heading back from a talk I gave at Mello 2019, an event for private investors – it was good fun, great to see lots of MoneyWeek readers there, and I enjoyed getting the chance to talk about some of the key lessons that I believe are most important for ...

2019-05-18 11:44 open_in_new
The best ways to invest in gold

Today we’re talking gold.

I’m not going to make projections about the price – whether it’s going to go up or down.

Instead we’re going to look at the cost of buying and selling gold.

What’s the easiest, cheapest way to buy gold?

Most would say via one of the ...

2019-05-17 15:47 open_in_new
Currency Corner: This cycle suggests that the next big move for sterling is up

Welcome back to Currency Corner. Today I want to explain why I am bullish about the pound, and why I think its prospects are good.

I should stress, before the pound can stage a proper bull market, Brexit needs to be resolved. It almost does not matter whether that resolution comes in the ...

2019-05-17 12:38 open_in_new
Trade war with China, rising tension with Iran – markets just don’t care

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 ...

2019-05-17 11:35 open_in_new
The most important thing investors need to do now

Uber loses £3bn a year. It isn’t entirely clear how those losses will turn into profits. Its revenue growth has been slowing. The level of disclosure in its “enormous and vague” pre-listing prospectus was, as Rett Wallace of Triton puts it, “woeful”.

So, given these ropey ...

2019-05-16 16:41 open_in_new
Cash in on cannabis as a new industry emerges

The prohibitionist era is over: countries are rapidly legalising cannabis for medical and recreational use. Ben Judge reviews the latest developments and explains how to profit from pot.

Cannabis was added to the United Nations’ Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961. Since then it ...

2019-05-16 16:41 open_in_new
How to protect yourself from dividend disappointment

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 ...

2019-05-16 13:32 open_in_new
The bitcoin rollercoaster has started up again – hang on tight!

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 ...

2019-05-15 11:17 open_in_new
What investors should learn as Vodafone slashes its dividend

In November, telecoms giant Vodafone said that it would maintain its dividend at €4.1bn a year (about 12p-13p a share). Chief executive Nick Read faced down market scepticism, saying that the company was cutting costs and might sell its towers.

That saw Vodafone shares trading on ...

2019-05-14 13:14 open_in_new
Trade wars are a stupid idea, but it seems we’re going to have one anyway

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 ...

2019-05-14 12:11 open_in_new