David Thornton looks at a small-cap security systems firm, and what it can teach us about how the market reacts to bad news.
Stocks: the MoneyWeek view
February 2014: Go bargain-hunting Stocks have had a terrible start to the year. But developing-world stocks are cheaper now than they've been for years. Mexico looks promising but is relatively dear – wait for further falls. Brazil and Russia are cheaper – long-term problems look priced in.
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Markets bounced back into the black again yesterday. The FTSE 100 gained 0.2% to close at 6,788.
It’s reasonable to assume that the Japanese stockmarket will have another great year, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it’s a much riskier bet than it was a few years ago.
The insatiable quest for convenience is shaping our lives, says Bengt Saelensminde. And if you have any consumer-facing investments , you’ll have to be on top of this phenomenon.
The rising ratio of middle-aged savers to young spenders spells trouble for markets.
Over the long run, stocks beat cash and bonds hands down almost every time.
There’s more than just a whiff of the 1990s dotcom bubble about today’s frothy tech sector.
Here’s a chart comparing today’s Dow Jones with the index in the 1920s right before it fell off a cliff. Should you be worried?
The last few months have beeen a trying time for the energy utility, says Phil Oakley.
After announcing an £8bn loss, RBS’s share price has taken a beating. However, as Ed Bowsher explains, that doesn’t mean the bank is worth buying.
The billions Facebook shelled out for WhatsApp is testimony to the growing importance of mobile internet, says David Thornton.
Mexico is well on its way to becoming a fully developed market. David C Stevenson tips the best funds to profit.
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