Is the use of algorithms to execute trading strategies destabilising markets? With an FBI investigation on the cards, the stakes are high, says Simon Wilson.
Stocks: the MoneyWeek view
April 2014: A shaky start to 2014 Stocks have had a wobbly start to the year. We remain wary of US stocks, which are expensive. European shares are far better value, and Japan is still a buy. Emerging markets have their problems, but they are increasingly reflected in the price.
• See our view on all the major asset classes here.
The FTSE 100 returned from the long weekend in high spirits, rising 0.9% to close at 6,681.
Investors have been goaded into taking excessive risks, says Tim Price. Central banks only have themselves to blame.
Is the resignation of Lord Myners a disaster for the Co-operative Bank? Matthew Partridge reports.
South Africa has been knocked off the top spot as Africa’s largest economy.
China’s growth has slowed by less than feared. But that was about it for the good news.
Biotechnology stocks have fallen into a bear market, leaving plenty of bargain buys on the table.
Tesco may be in trouble, but the supermarket giant is well-placed to stage a comeback.
Volatility has returned to stock markets. David Thornton looks at what it means for investors in the longer term.
Markets have barely reacted to the crisis going on in Ukraine, says John Stepek. Should investors be more worried, or is there another threat?
Shareholder meetings play a crucial part in investing. Bengt Saelensminde reveals three ways of making sure your voice is heard.
China and Hong Kong have always been poles apart when it came to investing. Lars Henriksson explains how that could all be about to change.
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