The rise of passive investing is a result of rock bottom interest rates. That’s good in the long term, but could cause pain in the short term, says John Stepek.
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With credit so cheap, companies are taking on more and more debt, while at the same time buying back equity. That could spell trouble, says John Stepek.
The US stockmarket has already priced in Donald Trump’s fiscal stimulus plans. But he’s going to have trouble delivering, says John Stepek. And that could send stocks tumbling.
More than 1,000 hedge funds shut down last year – the most since the financial crisis. There are now fewer funds around than at any time since 2013. What’s going on?
President Donald Trump has stuck his party with a take it or leave it ultimatum over his healthcare reforms. The outcome, says John Stepek, could have serious consequences for investors.
John Stepek compares forward to trailing price/earnings ratios to see which is best for valuing shares.
It’s tempting to ignore the populism sweeping the West. But it could seriously damage your investments. John Stepek explains why, and how to adjust your strategy to cope.
Driven by record amounts of money pouring in to exchange-traded funds, markets are starting to feel a little overheated, says John Stepek. Are we nearing the top?
There’s a lot of talk at the moment about a snap general election before spring is out. John Stepek looks at what that would mean for investors.
There are clouds gathering over the bond market, says John Stepek. For such a “risk-free” investment, there could be a painful landing.