What’s so complicated about pensions?

It’s manipulated markets that are complex — and the Bank of England has played a big role in that

Funds — you don’t get what you pay for

The industry is trying to find new justifications for its existence

‘100%’ home loan is a sign the market has peaked

Intergenerational product shows us something is very wrong with asset prices

Stockpicking — you may as well forget it

Everyone is buying Facebook — and that makes me nervous

There’s too much fun in fund management

Why would we think it is all right for our fees to be spent at Sunningdale or Secrets?

Tax the living — and end the IHT madness

Replace controversial levy with something less emotive and better

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Wait until about 2019 to purchase property

It’s worth holding on until everyone with unmanageable levels of buy-to-let debt has sold up

Aren’t you glad Scotland voted No?

If you want to keep your finances intact, don’t move north of the border

Has Osborne had El-Erian round for tea?

The chancellor’s capital gains tax reform comes from the economist’s playbook

Is Iran a great opportunity?

Post sanctions, this is a country with much going for it

Why UK investors should back Brexit

The eurozone is heading for an existential crisis

London homes and the madness of the crowd

Many things could help first-time buyers. Property crowdfunding isn’t one of them

Fair financial fees — a turning point?

Things are improving very fast — even without super heroine input

A pound’s still worth a pound — for now

First, negative interest rates — capital controls might not be far behind

Money manager capitalism harms us all

Mourn the passing of old-fashioned share ownership by individuals

Why London house prices will crash

Add it all up and the future for the capital’s house prices seems grim. Yet I’m buying

Calm heads are needed as markets yo-yo

Our failure to take the pain after the crisis simply extends the agony

Golden opportunity? The cycle turns

After years of falling supply, mining companies are changing

Books worth having a Christmas row over

Start — and win — the post-lunch argument about where the economy’s heading next

In retirement, there are few guarantees

This week’s reminder that dividends come at the market’s discretion is a warning


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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