Stockmarkets

Asleep at the wheel

What May's miscalculation means for your money

  • Is Ruth Davidson the next leader of the Tories?

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.

Join Warren Buffett and sit on your hands

Warren Buffett is arguably the world’s greatest investor. But now even he can’t find anything to buy. Maybe you should hang fire too, says Matthew Lynn.

Why private-equity IPOs often fall flat

People who argue that private-equity-backed IPOs are performing no worse than other listings are missing the point. Sebastien Canderle explains why.

Macron win will boost European stocks

The mood in European equity markets is likely to be positive for the next few months, with earnings growth and upward earnings estimates both outpacing America’s.

Chart of the week: light at the end of the tunnel for Greece?

Greece has just agreed a further package of pension, tax and labour market reforms with its creditors, opening the way for discussions about debt relief – a crucial precondition for a sustainable economic recovery.

What Macron’s victory means for markets

France has chosen Emmanuel Macron as its next president. But we’re unlikely to see much of a relief rally in the markets. John Stepek explains why.

Lloyds Bank: mission accomplished

Lloyds has reported strong results. Could this be the time for the man who masterminded its turnaround to move on? Ben Judge reports.

Nasdaq 6,000: a new bubble?

The Nasdaq Composite index, Wall Street’s technology-heavy market, has hit 6,000. But it looks a lot more stable than it did when it hit 5,000 17 years ago.

Chart of the week: Apple’s rainy-day fund hits $250bn

Apple’s cash pile has swelled to $250bn, bigger than the market value of Wal-Mart or Procter & Gamble, or the foreign currency reserves of Britain and Canada combined.

India: the world’s hottest emerging market

Is India the last great growth story – or overhyped and doomed to disappoint? In part one of our feature, Jonathan Compton argues that you should leave India well alone.

Why investors should keep faith with India

Is India the last great growth story – or overhyped and doomed to disappoint? In the second part of our feature, Rupert Foster gives the positive side of investing in India.

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