Ray Dalio, the world’s top hedge fund manager, is reining in his horns, says John Stepek. Not because of the markets – but because of politics.
The FTSE 100 saw a sharp rise yesterday after the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25% and extended its quantitative easing programme. The index closed up 1.6% at 6,740.
Aim-listed firm Telit Communications lost more than half its market value in a matter of days after its CEO, Oozi Cats, was linked to an old fraud case.
Vantiv’s takeover of Worldpay, the UK payments processor, makes strategic sense. But will shareholders benefit? Alice Gråhns reports.
India’s anti-corruption drive and structural reforms are bearing fruit in the economy and the markets.
Everything might look well in the world’s biggest economy. But shortseller Jim Chanos spies trouble ahead in the data.
An encouraging economic backdrop suggests Europe’s stockmarket rally will continue.
There was a lot of hoo-ha about the Dow Jones index’s jump above the 22,000 mark. But being weighted by share price rather than market capitalisation means it is not particularly useful index to follow.
Value investor Jeremy Grantham has come up with a model that explains market booms and busts over nearly 100 years: people are just really bad at investing.
A sense of gloom hangs over the retail sector – but pick the right stocks at the right price and there are still potential pots of gold out there for long-term buyers, says Phil Oakley.
If you had played the ratio between stocks and gold right over time, you would have profited handsomely, says Dominic Frisby. So which should you buy now: gold or stocks?
Investors’ irrational behaviour means we will never be rid of “boom and bust” – buying high and selling low is etched into our DNA. Here’s what it means for markets.