The decision to buy a tracker fund is anything but passive, says John Stepek. Here are the key questions to ask before investing.
Articles written by John Stepek
One of the world’s top bubble-spotters doesn’t see in US stocks any signs of the euphoria that traditionally attends a bubble.
There’s remarkably little volatility in the markets. That’s worrying, says John Stepek. Investors are far too complacent for comfort.
In 1996, there were more than 7,300 companies listed on the US stockmarket. John Stepek asks why today there are fewer than 3,700.
Whatever your feelings on populism, as an investor, it’s vital you understand what’s behind it, says John Stepek. US asset manager GMO offers us some clues.
That bonds are so overvalued spells trouble for investors, says John Stepek. But thanks to the passive investing hype, that trouble could be about to turn into a disaster.
Brexit will be a long process, with little of any substance said about it in the next few months. Instead, John Stepek looks at six things that do matter.
Donald Trump’s protectionism, inflationism, and macho attitude were supposed to be terrible for emerging markets. But that hasn’t happened. John Stepek explains why, and what investors can learn.
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.
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.