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

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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

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Calm heads are needed as markets yo-yo

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

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Golden opportunity? The cycle turns

After years of falling supply, mining companies are changing

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Books worth having a Christmas row over

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

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In retirement, there are few guarantees

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

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Cash in the attic? Don’t tell the Bank

Why the central bank hates us using banknotes

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Tax dabbling and the public finances mess

When will Help to Buy turn into Help to Sell?

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Japan’s star is on the rise

The effect of making everything cheap in most other currencies is showing

Commodities — a rising opportunity

Low Chinese demand is blinding us to the obvious

We need more ‘easy’ in the UK tax system

George Osborne wants to make a global tax regime a reality

Best of Money: Investing in slippery oil

Much of what you think you know about the market is complete nonsense

Pension top-ups — a waste of your money

There are much better ways to achieve a higher retirement income

Our stupidly complicated pensions regime

Retirement cruises will become an impossible dream for millions

Vietnam’s a lesson in value for the West

Inflated valuations, profits and dividends are causes for concern

Trust goes up in smoke at VW

There’s little incentive for companies to play fair

Central banks suffer rate constipation

How silo thinking infects interest rate policy

The power of second-level thinking

In 20 years, the Chinese equity fall will be seen as a mere blip

Value investing — you’d be crazy not to

Buy cheap stocks and let sanity prevail for once


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.

E-mail merryn@ft.com

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