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The risk of overconfidence and thinking you're in control

Those shares you bought have risen nicely in price. You definitely made the right decision there. You knew you’d be good at this investment lark.

Claire Veares
Data privacy

Data privacy: 2018’s technology and regulatory focus

With the introduction of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now four months away, protecting sensitive data against increasingly sophisticated hackers has become a business priority.

Graham Buck
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Averaging down: a trading strategy to avoid or embrace?

Two words, ‘average’ and ‘down’. It sounds a strategy lacking oomph.

Adrian Holliday
gold trading

Everything you need to know about precious metals

Precious metals such as gold and silver have long symbolised wealth across the world. While such commodities can be used for long-term investment, they also present some excellent trading opportunities.

James Hester
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Let the chips fall

Since news broke 3 January about the flaw in chips that exposed computers and devices to securities vulnerabilities Spectre and Meltdown, a few tech companies have seen share prices buffeted and others have seemingly crested the tsunami of bad news.

Claire Hunte
bull and bear

Ten financial markets to watch in 2018

Healthy economic growth around the globe might suggest that all sectors will enjoy a good year. Yet for some, the bear could be ready to displace the bull.

Graham Buck

Which will be the first US$1trn company?

Which will be the first company to boast a market capitalisation of US$1trn? We put that question to a number of market observers to mark the start of 2018.

Brian Bollen
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In the shadow of Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s dizzying +1,300% rocket ride last year is responsible for a new wave of global crypto-asset millionaires.

Adrian Holliday

Using 'digital Lego', communities redesign India's slums

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When urban designer Trupti Vaitla asked residents of a Mumbai slum what new features they'd like to see in their dilapidated public space, she was surprised by one popular answer: a patch of grass. The Lotus Garden is the...


What is Brexit about? Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask

When the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, shockwaves reverberated around the world’s financial markets. Stockmarkets tumbled overnight, the pound plummeted

Richard Reed
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Is the cannabis ‘green rush’ for smart investors or dopes?

California’s official entrance into the legalised cannabis market on 1 January has heightened interest in both the market and its huge investment potential but investors who fail to sniff out the risks could see their investment go up in a puff of smoke.

Claire Hunte

S.Korea gov: Decision on further tightening shouldn't be linked to term-end

SEOUL, Jan 2 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank chief on Tuesday said a decision on any further monetary policy tightening should not be related to the coming end of his term. "As I said earlier I asked not to relate the timing of my term ending with policy interest rate...

Fortune teller

Where will the clever money go in 2018?

There’s been no shortage of surprises for investors in 2017. Who’d have thought that Bitcoin valuations would go through the roof or that emerging markets would perform so strongly. Will there be more of the same in 2018 or will new themes emerge?

David Burrows

Venezuelans scramble to survive as merchants demand dollars

By Eyanir Chinea and Maria Ramirez CARACAS/CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela, Dec 26 (Reuters) - There was no way Jose Ramon Garcia, a food transporter in Venezuela, could afford new tires for his van at $350 each. Whether he opted to pay in U.S. currency or in the devalued local bolivar currency at...

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The twelve trades of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas began as a catechism song for young Catholics when their religion was criminalised in England. Hundreds of years later, The 12 Days of Christmas has been used to promote a magnitude of products and feature in millions of marketing campaigns during the festive period.

Alison Bloomer

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