The price of oil is collapsing. And if it continues to fall, it could trigger a wave of defaults in the US. John Stepek explains why.
Stocks: the MoneyWeek view
November 2014: Avoid America We would continue to steer clear of the American market, which is very expensive. Europe is a better bet, as it looks set to benefit from ECB money printing. Another dose of QE is also a reason to like Japan. We continue to like Brazil, India, Mexico and the Philippines.
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In yesterday’s markets, the FTSE 100 slipped back, dragged down by energy stocks as the price of oil fell further. The index closed down 0.1% at 6,723.
Aviva, Britain’s second-biggest insurer, has reached a preliminary deal to buy smaller rival Friends Life.
The shape of the telecoms sector is changing, as BT’s ambitious plans show.
In yesterday’s markets, the FTSE 100 was again little changed, slipping two points to close at 6,729.
The bull market in tech stocks will be the story of 2015, says Dominic Frisby. Buy in while there’s still time.
The FTSE 100 saw little change yesterday, adding just two points to close at 6,731.
They may be boring, but annual reports offer you invaluable insights into companies, says Phil Oakley.
In yesterday’s markets, the FTSE 100 slipped 0.3% to 6,729, while most other world markets saw modest rises.
‘Black Friday’ might mean huge sales for UK retailers, but all the discounting means a pitiful Christmas beckons, says Bengt Saelensminde.
Demand for energy in Thailand is going through the roof. The best option is solar, says Lars Henriksson. Here he picks five of the country’s best solar energy stocks.
In Friday’s markets, the FTSE 100 ended the week on a high, after a cut in Chinese interest rates and hopes of quantitative easing in Europe. The index climbed 1.1% to close at 6,750.
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