Would your finances survive Corbygeddon?

There’s talk of a National Maximum Wage — and a new wealth tax wouldn’t be much of a surprise

Why Warren Buffett’s early advice is still essential reading

The Oracle of Omaha was ahead of his time in understanding that we teach the wrong kind of capitalism

Low Marx for Das Kapital

John McDonnell may think there’s a lot to learn from this tract, but its predictions were hopelessly wrong

Warren Buffet says this is ‘by far the best book on investing ever written’

Benjamin Graham, author of The Intelligent Investor, really understood how markets work over the long term

Good companies

William Robert Scott’s The Constitution and Finance of English, Scottish and Irish Joint Stock Companies to 1720; John Littlewood’s The Stock Market: 50 Years of Capitalism at Work

Everyone can spot a investment bubble… the only mystery is when it will burst

The Investor’s Bookshelf: Charles P. Kindleberger’s Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

Brexit: The payroll vote

Why Vote Leave by Daniel Hannan is full of well-researched detail that Brexit campaigners should know

The bottom spotter’s bible

Merryn Somerset Webb takes a look at Lessons from Wall Street’s Four Great Bottoms by Russell Napier

We don’t belong in the EU’s evil empire

How scathing exposé The Rotten Heart of Europe revealed the true purpose of monetary union

Is inflation really a thing of the past?

The editor of Money Week re-reads When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson

An Island of One’s own

Every August, my family and I leave the city and head for our private island. There we spend much of…

Capital Gains

What’s happening with house prices in London?That depends what you mean by London. Last year prices in the best areas…

Golden Rules

Surely everyone holds gold by now? Strangely, they don’t. The price has gone from $250 an ounce to $1,700 an…