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What the share buyback frenzy is telling us

US firms are buying their own shares in record numbers, but there are potential long-term costs.

Steer clear of US stocks

Conditions are ripe for a US stockmarket crash, says Merryn Somerset Webb. You have been warned.

Is US inflation set to jump?

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen has hinted at a rise in interest rates that could see a surge in US inflation.

Jeremy Grantham: The Fed blows a bubble

Investment guru Jeremy Grantham has warned that US stocks are almost in bubble territory.

California’s water crisis

The Golden State’s enduring “megadrought” has led to rationing measures. But the problem demands bigger changes than that, says Simon Wilson.

Social media bubble is hissing air

Disappointing results from social media stocks have sparked a sell-off in the US tech sector.

The 'flash crash' plot to crash the market

What caused US stocks to swoon in the 2010 “flash crash”? American investigators think it was a chap working from his bedroom in Hounslow. Are they serious? Simon Wilson reports.

US riots show need for political control of policing

Clear political control of police forces is needed on both sides of the Atlantic.

US stocks heading for a slip

Despite the Nasdaq hitting a new high for the first time in 15 years, US stocks are overdue a correction.

Is Clinton the right candidate for the Democrats?

While Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy credentials are impressive, where she stands in domestic terms is rather less clear.

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Gervais Williams: if you want real dividend growth, buy small-cap stocks

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews small-cap stock expert Gervais Williams about how penny shares outperform blue chips 'again and again'.


Which investment platform is the right one for you?

When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from, with varying fees and charges. Find out which is best for you.