magazine Issue 1030 · MoneyWeek

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There's a reason MoneyWeek is Britain's best-selling financial magazine. We exist to help you ground your portfolio so that it keeps your money safe during rough patches and growing in the good times. We don't just look at how to maximise your returns and limit your losses, we also like to look at how you can keep more of the money you've made.

Week-in, week-out we'll guide you through the financial world as it changes, alerting you to all the opportunities to profit and dangers to avoid, as they appear. Income strategies, rising-star companies, the best funds and trusts, clever ways to preserve your wealth during market turmoil... you will get the best ideas from the sharpest financial minds and investing professionals in Britain.

From the editor-in-chief...

Lucrative hobby of the week

Good week for

Bad week for

It’s time investors prepared for inflation

Post-Covid-19 China is back to square one

Dividends will make a comeback


Australia bounces back

The global march of the zombies

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to this week’s share tips

A German view

IPO watch

City talk

AstraZeneca turns the tables • The British pharma giant was almost swallowed up by Pfizer a few years ago. Now it has struck a megadeal of its own. Matthew Partridge reports

Airbnb: worth more than Marriott?

A breakneck rush to finalise Brexit • Sticking points remain, but a trade deal with the EU could still arrive before Christmas. Emily Hohler reports

Nanny gives Christmas the go-ahead

The Big Tech backlash • The EU takes aim at the tech giants – and it’s not alone. Matthew Partridge reports

Electoral College confirms Biden’s victory

Betting on politics


The way we live now: roping in robots to boost the birth rate

Britain mulls a wealth tax • A Covid-19-ravaged government needs to raise more revenue and some propose that a wealth tax could fit the bill. It’s unlikely to happen, but one way or another the rich face a squeeze, says Simon Wilson

Investing just got fun again • A wave of new listings in exciting companies is enticing investors back into stockmarkets

Nice work if you can get it

Who’s getting what

A smart way to invest in gold • One method of investing in gold has beaten both the mining stocks and the metal in the past decade

Guru watch

Sustainable growth in renewables • The sector has come a long way, but there is still plenty of momentum in funds and utility stocks

Activist watch

Short positions... Europe’s fund fees to fall further

Best of the financial columnists

Money talks

Is monopoly a problem?

Climate lockdowns may be next

The antidote to socialism

Maybe Brexit isn’t so bad after all

Buy telecoms, silver and healthcare • MoneyWeek’s writers outline their top tips for 2021, ranging from Latin America’s Amazon to a Canadian oil play

Loyalty doesn’t pay • New measures will make energy firms switch you to a cheaper deal

GMP payouts proliferate • Some schemes paid the wrong amount of “guaranteed minimum pensions”

How much does your pension cost?

Scammers target pension transfers

Top-quality stocks that will stand the test of time • A professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: Tom Wildgoose, co-manager of the Nomura Global High Conviction Fund


If only you’d invested in…

Be glad you didn’t buy…

The return of Janet Yellen • The former US central-bank chief is back, this time as US Treasury secretary. Donald Trump wondered whether she was too short for the job – she is now seen as a towering...