Forget interest rates or money-printing, central bankers’ most useful tool is expectations management. Tugging at bricks, testing reactions, keeping markets from tumbling. John Stepek explains how to play the game.
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There are many reasons to worry about tech stocks: high valuations and the risk of interest-rate rises, for example. But the biggest threat by far, says John Stepek, is politics.
Many investors are being ripped off by expensive closet tracker funds. You could be one of them. John Stepek explains how to check, and what to do if you are.
Try as we might, there are just some trades that Warren Buffett makes that we will never be able to copy, says John Stepek.
The financial regulator is to act against rip-off fund fees. But don’t wait for the FCA to do something, says John Stepek. Take matters into your own hands now.
Home ownership has fallen sharply as house prices have spiralled out of control. The reason behind it is clear, says John Stepek. And there’s only one way to fix it.
John Stepek explains just how much damage has been done to the economy by keeping interest rates at virtually zero percent.
Inheritance tax (IHT) is a 40% tax payable on whatever you leave behind for your heirs when you die, on estates above a certain value. But there are plenty of straightforward ways to minimise your potential liability.
Interest rates have remained at “emergency levels” since the financial crisis of 2008, despite solid economic growth around the world. John Stepek explains what’s really going on.
Serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. Investors beware, says John Stepek. It’s the sort of thing you can only get away with at the top of the market.