A selection of letters sent in to the MoneyWeek office, and their replies.
Investors are throwing money at tech stocks, subsidising everything from movies to cabs. It’s a huge transfer of wealth into the hands of ordinary consumers, says Matthew Lynn.
Stimulating the economy through quantitative easing may have averted a slump after the financial crisis – but breaking our addiction to it could spook markets, says Simon Wilson.
John Stepek looks to his six charts that matter for clues to where the global economy is likely to be heading next.
Faltering consumer confidence which raises the prospect of “a more significant economic slowdown in the second half of the year”, says JP Morgan’s Stephanie Flanders.
Just 23% of SMEs have worked for the public sector over the past 12 months. But the government has set a target of awarding a third of all procurement spending to SMEs by 2020.
Poland’s GDP is expanding rapidly, consumption is growing at the fastest pace in eight years, unemployment is at a record-low and new child-benefit payments are boosting confidence.
A radical change to the way we tax wealth could benefit us all, says David C Stevenson.
The Philippines is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and it shows no sign of slowing down.
How politicians are turning to the failed economic ideas from the 1970s; why ETF launches could be a red flag for the markets; and why UK property is a buy.
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.