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China’s property woes are coming to a head – so what happens now?
Evergrande building in China
China stockmarkets

China’s property woes are coming to a head – so what happens now?

Chinese property giant Evergrande is in big trouble. And with no bailout plan yet, markets are getting nervy. John Stepek looks at how things might go…
20 Sep 2021
Warsaw and Stockholm: the unexpected new threats to the City of London
Stockholm
UK stockmarkets

Warsaw and Stockholm: the unexpected new threats to the City of London

London has seen off challenges from Frankfurt and Paris, but two other booming financial centres are a bigger threat, says Matthew Lynn.
19 Sep 2021
Why it pays to face up to your investment mistakes
Worried looking stock trader
Investment strategy

Why it pays to face up to your investment mistakes

Buying stocks can be a complicated business. But selling stocks can be tricky, too – even if you sell for the right reasons. Max King explains how to …
17 Sep 2021
Why are energy prices going up so much?
A fire at a National Grid site in Kent
Energy

Why are energy prices going up so much?

UK energy prices are going through the roof, with electricity the most expensive in Europe and gas at its highest for 13 years. Saloni Sardana explain…
16 Sep 2021
What really causes inflation? Here’s what prices since 1970 tell us
1971 Ford Cortina
Inflation

What really causes inflation? Here’s what prices since 1970 tell us

As UK inflation hits 3.2%, Dominic Frisby compares the cost of living 50 years ago with that of today, and explains how debt drives prices higher.
15 Sep 2021
The times may be changing, but don’t change how you invest
Small cap stocks

The times may be changing, but don’t change how you invest

We are living in strange times. But the basics of investing remain the same: buy fairly-priced stocks that can provide an income. And there are few be…
13 Sep 2021
Fund managers are good at buying shares – but terrible at selling them
Investment strategy

Fund managers are good at buying shares – but terrible at selling them

Buying shares can be tricky. But selling them can be even trickier – even the professionals don’t get it right. John Stepek investigates why, and expl…
13 Sep 2021
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Should we fear stagflation?
Inflation

Should we fear stagflation?

Stagflation – a toxic mixture of weak growth plus inflation – is rearing its ugly head again. Can we avoid it?
13 Sep 2021
Prepare for the rise of the “labour-lite” business
Global Economy

Prepare for the rise of the “labour-lite” business

Staff shortages are not going away any time soon – businesses that can do without a big workforce will thrive, says Matthew Lynn.
12 Sep 2021
Uranium prices are spiking – and conditions look ripe for a longer-term bull market
Energy

Uranium prices are spiking – and conditions look ripe for a longer-term bull market

The price of uranium has hit $40 a pound for the first time in six years. And it's unlikely to be just a short-term spike. John Stepek looks at what's…
10 Sep 2021
Why now is a great time to buy Japanese stocks
Japan stockmarkets

Why now is a great time to buy Japanese stocks

Japan’s stockmarket is riding high after its PM announced he was to step down. But there are still plenty of bargains. Saloni Sardana looks at the rea…
9 Sep 2021
Evergrande: is China facing a Lehman Brothers moment?
Chinese economy

Evergrande: is China facing a Lehman Brothers moment?

China's property market is overheating. And one of its biggest developers, Evergrande, is in struggling to repay its debts. John Stepek looks at what'…
9 Sep 2021
What’s better than two types of income tax? Three types of income tax!
UK Economy

What’s better than two types of income tax? Three types of income tax!

The government is to fund social care costs by raising National Insurance contributions and adding a “health and social care levy”. John Stepek looks …
7 Sep 2021
El Salvador could be the shape of things to come for bitcoin – and emerging nations
Bitcoin & crypto

El Salvador could be the shape of things to come for bitcoin – and emerging nations

El Salvador has become the first nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. That’s an extraordinarily bullish move both for bitcoin and for El Salvador,…
7 Sep 2021
China may be cheap, but is it cheap enough to make investing there worth it?
China stockmarkets

China may be cheap, but is it cheap enough to make investing there worth it?

China’s crackdown on its markets has spread beyond Big Tech to all sectors of the economy. Investors in China must now ask themselves: is it worth it?
7 Sep 2021
Should investors be worried about stagflation?
US Economy

Should investors be worried about stagflation?

The latest US employment data has raised the ugly spectre of “stagflation” – weak growth and high inflation. John Stepek looks at what’s going on and …
6 Sep 2021
Is this Britain’s most successful company?
Stockmarkets

Is this Britain’s most successful company?

Soho House has yet to make much profit, but it could be on the brink of creating something big
5 Sep 2021
The two key factors that keep driving house prices higher
House prices

The two key factors that keep driving house prices higher

UK house prices are rising faster than at any time in the last 15 years. And it’s not just in Britain – rising property prices are a global phenomenon…
3 Sep 2021
Could the “metaverse” be the next big investment theme?
Investment strategy

Could the “metaverse” be the next big investment theme?

The “metaverse” – the world of virtual reality – has been a theme in science fiction for decades. But it could soon become real. John Stepek explains …
2 Sep 2021
Everything you wanted to know about ethereum but were too afraid to ask
Bitcoin & crypto

Everything you wanted to know about ethereum but were too afraid to ask

The ethereum blockchain and its ether cryptocurrency is second only to bitcoin in size and importance. But what exactly is it and what is it for? Domi…
1 Sep 2021
Why central banks should stick to controlling inflation
Economy

Why central banks should stick to controlling inflation

The world’s central bankers are stepping out of their traditional roles and becoming much more political. That’s a mistake, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
30 Aug 2021
How to capitalise on the secondhand car boom
Personal finance

How to capitalise on the secondhand car boom

A new-car shortage is forcing car buyers to turn to the used market. Alex Rankine breaks down why.
27 Aug 2021