Amazon’s takeover of US grocery chain Whole Foods marks a change in direction from “disruption” to direct competition, says John Stepek. Here’s what it means for you.
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.
US stocks have been unusually expensive for about 20 years. John Stepek examines why, and asks if they’ll ever revert to their former valuations.
Retail investors got more than they bargained for when they placed their bets on the fear gauge.
Markets have reined in their expectations of inflation over the next five years . But it’s too early to write off the reflation trade.
When it became clear that Emmanuel Macron had narrowly prevailed over Marine Le Pen in the first round of the presidential election, markets surged.
Paints firm AkzoNobel has received a generous offer, and activists are urging a sale. So why is the firm standing firm? Ben Judge reports.
Investors get excited by IPOs on the stock exchange. But new flotations tend to disappoint over time. You should back the old-timers, says Richard Beddard.
Donald Tump may not be quite as good for stocks as investors had hoped. But don’t despair, says John Stepek. There’s a new leader to get excited about: Emmanuel Macron.
Every year “the men from Hacienda” gather to discuss one of the most hotly anticipated deals in banking.
Many emerging market funds ignore “frontier” markets completely. But there are great opportunities in these less developed countries and companies, says Max King.
LVMH, the luxury goods bellwether, reported strong sales. But are investors too optimistic about the outlook? Ben Judge reports.