As a formidable bull market engulfs agricultural land, firms supplying farm equipment, seeds and sprays are set to soar. Jonathan Compton tips the best stocks to profit.
Stocks: the MoneyWeek view
April 2014: A shaky start to 2014 Stocks have had a wobbly start to the year. We remain wary of US stocks, which are expensive. European shares are far better value, and Japan is still a buy. Emerging markets have their problems, but they are increasingly reflected in the price.
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The FTSE 100 slipped back a little yesterday, closing down 0.1% at 6,674.
Russian stocks are ‘like a coiled spring’. Everything points to now being a good time to buy, says Bengt Saelensminde.
Is the use of algorithms to execute trading strategies destabilising markets? With an FBI investigation on the cards, the stakes are high, says Simon Wilson.
Markets often overreact to profit warnings. For investors in big companies, it may mean a chance to pick up some cheap shares. But it’s a different story for small-cap firms.
Investors have been goaded into taking excessive risks, says Tim Price. Central banks only have themselves to blame.
Is the resignation of Lord Myners a disaster for the Co-operative Bank? Matthew Partridge reports.
South Africa has been knocked off the top spot as Africa’s largest economy.
China’s growth has slowed by less than feared. But that was about it for the good news.
Biotechnology stocks have fallen into a bear market, leaving plenty of bargain buys on the table.
Tesco may be in trouble, but the supermarket giant is well-placed to stage a comeback.
Volatility has returned to stock markets. David Thornton looks at what it means for investors in the longer term.
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