Global economy

Frightening times for fat cats

Why lower pay for bosses could be good for investors

  • What's best: value investing or growth investing?

A strong US dollar, a tumbling yuan – so why aren't markets collapsing?

On the face of it, things look very similar now to the way they did in January. Then, everyone feared a deflationary collapse. Now, markets are roaring ahead. What’s different?

So much for experts – here's why the market loves Trump

Despite fears of a meltdown after Donald Trump’s US election victory, the Dow Jones rose to an all-time high. John Stepek explains why the markets love him so much.

Why the hysteria over Trump?

The British press is tearing its hair out over a Donald Trump presidency. But what is there to be so scared about, asks Merryn Somerset Webb.

What does the Trump win mean for your money?

With Trump in, deflation and the bond bull market are on their way out – expect inflation and turbulence and position your portfolio accordingly, say John Stepek and Matthew Partridge.

Don't chase the super-rich for tax, just simplify the system

It might seem fair for HMRC to chase the super-rich. But if the tax system were simpler, they might be less inclined to go looking for loopholes.

How your fridge could bring down the internet

A zombie army of the Internet of Things knocked several website offline last week. Chris Carter looks at what happened.

Clinton’s tax war will hurt us all

Hillary Clinton’s brand of economics will slow down growth in America, says Matthew Lynn – just when the world needs it most.

How we saved capitalism – only to cripple it

Since 2008, central bankers have resorted to ever more extreme measures to save us from depression. The result is a banquet of serious consequences for investors, says Satyajit Das.

Populism, The Wizard of Oz, and the return of inflation

The Wizard of Oz can be viewed as a populist political allegory born out of the hardships of two very similar periods of economic upheaval. Things aren’t so different now.

Ray Dalio: a big squeeze is on the way

Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates thinks we’re running out of room to boost growth through monetary policy.

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