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Why the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative matters to the everyday investor

The brainchild of Xi Jinping, Chinas ambitious infrastructure project gives private investors an array of opportunities, argues Gregory Perdon.

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Are your returns at risk of being lost in currency translation?

UK investors need to be especially mindful of currency when investing in overseas markets, explains Donald Maxwell-Scott.

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Are tobacco companies still a good play for investors?

The tobacco industry is facing disruption, but this has benefits for investors, argues Alex Tedder.

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What does the future hold for the Brics?

The Brics started strongly, but how are they faring? Lionel Kruger examines the five emerging market economies.

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I’ve paid into a Sharesave plan for the full savings term – now what?

Graham Bull explains what options employees have when they reach the end of their share plan term.

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Three Brexit-proof small-cap stocks

Can global small-caps help investors navigate the current turbulence? Nimble and more adaptive in difficult markets, Trevor Gurwich explains why investors shouldn’t overlook them.

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Three forces behind the tech revolution

Long‑term factors driving the tech sector include the expansion of media platforms, the rise of AI and the increasing potential of cloud computing, says Scott Berg.

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Strong rally in first half of 2019, but what’s ahead?

One of the fundamental questions for markets in the second half, is whether the US economy moves towards a recession, says Miton’s Anthony Rayner.

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Debunking the myths about illiquid assets post-Woodford

Despite Neil Woodford’s troubles highlighting the danger of investing in illiquid investments, private companies still offer investors opportunities, argues Robert Clough.

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