Upheaval in the car industry could affect demand for one precious metal commonly found in cars today. John Stepek explains why, and how to play it.
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High levels of debt can cripple an economy. And our cycle of property boom and bust means the most dangerous form of debt is the mortgage. John Stepek explains why.
John Stepek looks at more evidence for investing in Japan. Plus, the rest of the charts that matter.
In the latest in his series of stockmarket crashes from history, John Stepek looks at the original “Black Friday” of 1866, and what it tells us about today’s financial system.
Richard Thaler’s contributions to understanding contribution to behavioural economics won him a Nobel prize. John Stepek explains what behavioural economics is, and how it can help you invest more profitably.
Firms providing the next generation of missile-defence systems stand to gain from growing global tensions. Buy in to share the spoils, says John Stepek.
Richard Thaler won the Nobel prize this week for his work on behavioural economics. John Stepek explains what that is, and how it can help you invest more profitably.
Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, pledged to declare independence after his region’s recent referendum. John Stepek looks at how likely that is, and what might it mean for markets.
Investors in index-tracking ETFs could see heavy losses if markets fall. But the “smart-beta” funds that try and solve this problem bring risks of their own, says John Stepek.
John Stepek takes his weekly look at the eight charts that matter most to the global economy.