Plunging Chinese stocks have sent shockwaves around the world. Andrew Van Sickle looks at what that means for your money.
Stocks: the MoneyWeek view
August 2015: China shatters The Chinese rout continues, with the fallout also hitting Asian and emerging markets. As for developed markets, you should focus more on Europe. In particular, we'd be interested in Italy, or even Greece (for those with an appetite for risk).
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The FTSE 100 rebounded strongly on Thursday, to close up 213 points higher at 6,192.
As China-related panic spread this week, the mining sector slid. BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Glencore all fell by more than 7% on Monday.
The more complex a system becomes, the more fragile it is, says Dan Denning. That is no less true of the markets.
Global stockmarkets remained volatile after Black Monday, which saw some of the nastiest daily falls since the global financial crisis.
When markets are surging and sliding like this, it’s easy to feel the need to just ‘do something’. And maybe you should, says John Stepek.
You can’t survive a near miss in the markets like we’ve just witnessed and not put ‘Plan D’ into action, says Dan Denning. So what is plan D?
Investors got a peek of what to expect again and again in a drone-driven stockmarket, says Dan Denning.
The panic coming out of China has infected markets around the world. Should investors resign themselves to more of the same? John Stepek investigates.
With stock prices tumbling, the truth is finally coming out, says Bill Bonner.
What does the recent plunge in stocks mean for investors, and is it really worth trying to time the market, asks Dan Denning.
Dr Peter Frankopan looks at China’s devaluation of the yuan, and asks if the lessons of the 15th-century Ming empire hold any clues for the future.