North Korea’s latest nuclear test has shaken the markets. John Stepek looks at what the increasing global tension means for your portfolio.
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John Stepek looks to his six charts that matter for clues to where the global economy is likely to be heading next.
In echoes of the dotcom boom when new fund launches rose tenfold int he y ear before the bubble burst, the rate of new ETF launches targeting hot new sectors could be a sign that things are getting out of hand.
The 1920/21 depression was a whopper, with US stocks falling by almost 50%. But now, it’s all but forgotten. John Stepek asks what we can learn from it.
As governments mandate cleaner vehicles and manufacturers abandon the internal combustion engine, the electric car takeover is now just a matter of time. John Stepek looks at how to profit.
At their latest meeting, central bankers didn’t mention “normalising” interest rates or tightening monetary policy. But markets know what’s coming. John Stepek explains what it means for you.
Some investors believe astrological events such as last week’s solar eclipse can affect markets. Is this just hogwash or is there something to it? John Stepek investigates.
Britain’s benchmark index has been awash with profit warnings of late. John Stepek looks at what’s going on.
The South Sea Bubble of 1720 arose out of an innovation in finance. Is blockchain heading down the same path, asks John Stepek.
All eyes will be on Fed chief Janet Yellen at Jackson Hole. And while you shouldn’t pay too much attention, John Stepek explains why plenty of others will.