News and Charts

US money will flood Cuba – this fund will reap the benefits

The thaw in relations with the US will have a huge impact on Cuba's economy. James McKeigue picks the best way for you to profit.

Algy Cluff: The oil pioneer securing our energy future

In part one of an exclusive interview, legendary resources entrepreneur Algy Cluff talks about his new venture – underground coal gasification – and his concerns over Britain's energy security.

23 January 1967: Milton Keynes founded

The most famous of Britain's garden cities, Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, was founded on this day in 1967, along an American-style grid pattern.

Shale gas 'fracking' promises to transform Britain's energy market. Find out what it is, what it means, and how to invest.

From ADRs to Z scores, find explanations of all those terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.

Bored with your bank’s measly rates? Check out this alternative

Investment trusts are quickly becoming one of the best ways to get income in today’s market. Bengt Saelensminde explains why.

Alternative finance: The exciting rebels elbowing their way into a boring business

Lots of small businesses are fed up with being paid late. David C Stevenson looks at the innovators that have come to put an end to it.

What the death of King Abdullah means for the price of oil

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died. Dr Matthew Partridge looks at what this means for the region and the oil market.

A trillion new dollars to make the world poorer

Money-printing will make Europeans worse off, if America is anything to go by, says Bill Bonner.

What happens if your broker goes bust?

Money belonging to Alpari’s clients is currently trapped in the firm. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at the rules for getting your money back.

Five ways driverless cars will turn the economy upside down

From the school run to getting back from the pub, driverless cars will completely change the way we live, says Matthew Lynn.

Risers & fallers

The best-quality European stocks to buy now

Everyone has their eyes on Mario Draghi this week. But as Dr Matthew Partridge points out, there's more to Europe than the ECB boss. Here, he picks the best European stocks to buy now.

How to invest in a stocks and shares Isa

In this short video tutorial, Ed Bowsher runs through the nuts and bolts of opening a stocks and shares Isa, and gives you some investment ideas to consider.

Which investment platform is right for you?

When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from.
Find out which one is best for you.


This gold price rally is finished

Gold price spread betting chart

Elliott wave and Fibonacci theories both point to a trend change in thee gold price charts. John C Burford explains.


How to buy and sell penny shares

Small-cap stock expert David Thornton explains how to choose a broker and the ins and outs of investing in penny shares.