Stockmarkets

Push for profits

Invest with the activists to earn higher returns, says Matthew Partridge

Markets: interest rate cut boosts FTSE 100

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.

India: the "almost-perfect" emerging-market investment story

India is almost the perfect emerging-market investment story. But don’t just pile blindly into Indian stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There are much better ways to invest.

A final warning from Hugh Hendry – inflation is coming

Hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry, best known for cleaning up in the 2008 crash, is calling it a day. John Stepek looks at what investors can learn from his career.

The brutal global stockmarket crash that hit Britain hardest

In the latest of his series on stockmarket crashes, John Stepek looks at probably the worst in living memory: the crash of 1973/74.

Are we heading for a big stockmarket crash?

Equities are overvalued by pretty much any measure. Does that mean we’re heading for a stockmarket crash? And what can you do about it if it does?

Italy, Europe’s laggard, is catching up – but only very slowly

There are signs that Europe’s recovery is finally trickling down to Italy, while Spain is on a roll.

How to spot a dodgy company – never trust a high achiever

Everyone invests in dud stocks once in a while. But how do you tell if a company will go bad? Look to the CEO, says John Stepek.

Two funds to shake-up the fund management industry

Merryn Somerset Webb looks at two new funds which, while they are in no way perfect, aim to shake up the complacent fund management industry.

This contrarian investor says it’s time to be cautious – here’s how to do it

One of America’s top contrarian investors thinks investors need to be extremely careful in the markets right now. John Stepek explains what that means for your portfolio.

Indivior’s miracle drug wears off

Indivior’s opioid addiction treatment has been exposed to generic competition. Can the drugmaker fight back? Alice Gråhns reports.

What caused the stockmarket crash of 1987 – and could it happen again today?

The 1987 stockmarket crash was a surprise for many – but some did see it coming. John Stepek explains what caused it, and what it tells us about today’s markets.

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