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Keep an eye on the rout in junk bonds – it could spread fast

There have been ugly scenes in the junk bond market. It could turn into a full-blown panic – and that would be very bad news for stocks, says John Stepek.

Markets: FTSE 100 continues its slide

The FTSE 100 fell further yesterday, sliding 1.1% to close at 6,505.

Three reasons to invest in the new cornerstone of Asian trade

Asia’s retail market is transforming, and with it the continent’s logistics business. Astute investors should get exposure, says Lars Henriksson.

What the Chinese stockmarket crash means for your money

Chinese stockmarkets have seen huge losses recently. So are they on the verge of collapse? Or could we be at the start of a long bull market? John Stepek investigates.

Markets: FTSE 100 continues its slide

The FTSE 100 continued its slide on Friday, falling a further 1.1% to close at 6,579.

Supermarkets aren’t to blame for suppliers’ woes – the smartest ones are thriving

Supermarket suppliers would have you believe the retailers are driving them out of business. But they’ve nobody to blame but themselves, says Bengt Saelensminde.

London house prices begin their slide

George Osborne’s recent policy moves suggest he’s keen to see that slide continue, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A war of words over junk bonds

Activist investor Carl Icahn has accused BlackRock of offering high-yield bond ETFs to investors who don’t understand the risks.

Fund of the week: A good bet for the sandal-wearers

This ethical fund has bucked the trend by not only delivering on sustainability, but also profits.

Should we embrace the shareholder activists?

Activist investors have made the headlines recently, but what do activists do? And are they a help or hindrance in the long run? Piper Terrett investigates.

Three strong dividend-paying stocks to tuck away in your portfolio

Many British cash-rich companies are issuing special dividends to investors. Professional stockpicker Sarah Emly tips three such stocks.

Chart of the week: the end of America’s buyback boom

A downturn in profit growth has put paid to America’s share buyback frenzy.

Gold plunges to five-year low

Goldbugs have had a nasty week – gold has slumped to around $1,100 an ounce.

Markets: FTSE 100 slips further

The FTSE 100 slipped further yesterday, falling 0.2% to close at 6,655.

A great bear market in raw materials

The Bloomberg Commodity index, which tracks 22 hard and soft raw materials, has fallen to a 13-year low.

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