Bonds will blow up — but not just yet

When FT Weekend was first published in 1985, the great bond bull market was well under way

Hope in the fund performance debate

Fund management is the greediest profession I know

Dividends: look beyond the obvious

Unless corporate profits grow fast, the outlook for big-company payouts is poor

The future is cash

When everyone clocks the problems in the interest rate system, they’ll want to get their cash out

Could China be the new Japan?

Chinese market may follow the model of its neighbour in the 80s

Both sides are wrong at Alliance Trust

The board has been weak and Elliott is short-termist, but shareholders should profit from the spat

Slow death of equity markets is bad news

Growing companies no longer need stock market listings. That’s bad for all of us

Osborne’s LTA plans are a mess

Pensions saving is going to turn into a guessing game

Tax-free fun in the sun

Portugal allows untaxed withdrawals from pensions

A generation game lost

Should the government be propping up the housing market?

No security in the crowd

Liquidity is not the least of the risks

Seductive pension flexibility

Political risks outweigh the benefits

Virtues of market disruption

Believe it or not, things are getting better for investors

Negative yields are everywhere

Paying to own something in the hope that its value rises is nothing new

ECB honey’s sticking point

Ultimately, QE can only end badly. Enjoy the ride for now, but hold gold just in case

Deflation isn’t a bonus

Falling prices aren’t good news for an economy built around debt

Crises are nothing new

My Christmas reading list includes accounts of financial dramas past, present and future

Christmas — a time for taking

So many ways the financially illiterate are ripped off

The new politics of hate

Think that multinationals can do as they like on tax? Think again

Time to bring trackers out of the closet

Suggestions pour in for funds with high ‘active share’


Merryn Somerset Webb Merryn Somerset Webb is the editor in chief of MoneyWeek.

After gaining a first class degree in history & economics at Cambridge, Merryn became a Daiwa scholar and spent a year studying Japanese at London University. In 1992, she moved to Japan to continue her Japanese studies and to produce business programmes for NHK, Japan’s public TV station.

In 1993, she became an institutional broker for SBC Warburg, where she stayed for 5 years. Returning to the UK in 1998, Merryn became a financial writer for The Week. Two years later, in 2000, MoneyWeek was launched and Merryn took the job of editor.


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