Sterling ran into trouble this week as fresh data cast yet more doubt over the strength of the economic recovery.
When inflation gets going, investors need a decent hedge - and commodities are a good answer.
Read Money Observer's introduction to its guide to Isas for 2010.
It's a beautiful world. Sound crazy? It's not. What's crazy is fearing debt woes in the five little PIIGSys will stop the 2010 share bull market.
Losses at nationalised bank Northern Rock shrank to £257.4 million last year, as income levels picked up and bad loans lessened in the second half of the year.
Coventry Building Society, the third biggest in the UK, is in the early stages of merger talks with smaller rival Stroud & Swindon.
Picking the top-performing funds can help deliver good returns on your individual savings account, but it's also important to build a balanced portfolio.
Fund sales in January reached a record-breaking height of £1.8 billion, according to figures released by the Investment Management Association (IMA) today.
Palm oil is a controversial subject for investors as the prospect of decent returns from this fast-growing area is offset by environmental concerns.
With official figures showing Britain is finally out of recession, it may be tempting to think that investing will be an easier ride this year.
Fears that the UK is in for a double-dip recession receded somewhat on Wednesday, amid stronger data from key sectors of the economy.