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Forget bitcoins, turn to real coins as an inflation hedge
Gold five-guinea coin
Alternative investments

Forget bitcoins, turn to real coins as an inflation hedge

As the recent bout of craziness in the cryptocurrency markets shows, bitcoin isn’t much of a hedge against anything. So as the price of all physical t…
17 May 2021
US stocks look expensive – here’s what to own instead
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Investment strategy

US stocks look expensive – here’s what to own instead

Right now, US stocks are among the most expensive in the world. So if you want a decent return on your investments, you should look into diversifying …
17 May 2021
Cinema stocks: a happy ending at the box office
Masked cinema-goers
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Cinema stocks: a happy ending at the box office

Cinemas have been battered by lockdowns and the surge in streaming options. But don’t write them off, says Tim Dams
17 May 2021
Why the Yale model of investment teaches us the wrong lessons
The Yale Endowment – portfolio allocation by asset class
Investment strategy

Why the Yale model of investment teaches us the wrong lessons

The “Yale model” of investment sparked a boom in alternative assets, yet its mastermind gave very different investing advice.
17 May 2021
Seven firms ripe for a shake-up by activist investors
Edward Bramson
Stockmarkets

Seven firms ripe for a shake-up by activist investors

Activist investors have a reputation as asset strippers, but they perform a valuable role, says Matthew Lynn
16 May 2021
Are we nearing the end of the negative bond yield era?
Government bonds

Are we nearing the end of the negative bond yield era?

As inflation gets going, the era of the negative bond yield – that investors have to pay governments for the privilege of lending them money – might b…
14 May 2021
Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it
Inflation

Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it

US inflation is at its highest for 25 years. Stockmarkets – and tech stocks in particular – have taken the news badly. John Stepek explains why, and w…
13 May 2021
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Is it time to top up on gold? Or should you wait for a better opportunity?
Gold

Is it time to top up on gold? Or should you wait for a better opportunity?

Fears of inflation, money-printing and a global pandemic are all conditions that should drive the gold price higher. But it has been struggling. Domin…
12 May 2021
Here is why inflation will send gold soaring
Gold

Here is why inflation will send gold soaring

Gold prices have been rising over the past month as fears of US inflation resurface. Saloni Sardana explains whether this could usher in a new bullish…
11 May 2021
Why ESG investing is becoming the norm
ESG investing

Why ESG investing is becoming the norm

A lot of investors say they want to put their money into “ESG” funds. But unless you actively opt for a “sin” fund jammed full of companies behaving b…
10 May 2021
Why woeful US jobs data might spell higher inflation in the near future
US Economy

Why woeful US jobs data might spell higher inflation in the near future

The latest US employment figures were much worse than expected. And that matters not just for the US economy, but for global markets too – and for inf…
10 May 2021
The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government
UK Economy

The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government

Should we stay working from home or go back to the office? Whatever we decide, let’s keep Whitehall out of the question, says Matthew Lynn.
9 May 2021
How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?
Emerging markets

How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?

The wave of Covid infections sweeping through India has sparked a humanitarian crisis. But with India’s economy the fifth-biggest in the world, could …
6 May 2021
Big Tech on steroids: why the 2020s will be the “decade of the DAO”
Bitcoin & crypto

Big Tech on steroids: why the 2020s will be the “decade of the DAO”

Big tech companies have transformed the way we live our lives. But if you thought they were disruptive, you haven’t seen anything yet. As Dominic Fris…
6 May 2021
Cryptocurrency ether has hit an all-time high. Why? And will the bull market last?
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency ether has hit an all-time high. Why? And will the bull market last?

Cryptocurrency ether – the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap after bitcoin – hit an all-time high this week. Saloni Sardana looks at what’s…
5 May 2021
Copper has hit a ten-year high, but this could just be the start of a huge bull market
Industrial metals

Copper has hit a ten-year high, but this could just be the start of a huge bull market

The price of copper is at its highest for ten years. But supply constraints and a massive rise in demand mean it’s not going to stop there, says Domin…
5 May 2021
What is hyperinflation and could it happen here?
Inflation

What is hyperinflation and could it happen here?

The Bank of England has been accused of the kind of money-printing that could lead to Zimbabwe-style hyperinflation. But that's very unlikely to happe…
4 May 2021
Three lessons from football’s European Super League disaster
Economy

Three lessons from football’s European Super League disaster

Businesses can learn from the failed attempt to create a European Super League, says Matthew Lynn.
2 May 2021
Are we living in a new era of political sleaze?
UK Economy

Are we living in a new era of political sleaze?

Cosy relations between politicians and corporations are back in the news. Just how bad is the problem? Stuart Watkins reports.
30 Apr 2021
Central bank digital currencies are coming, whether you like it or not
Bitcoin & crypto

Central bank digital currencies are coming, whether you like it or not

Central banks around the world are considering creating their own digital currencies. It’s not a matter of if we get them, says Dominic Frisby, it’s …
29 Apr 2021
Does the old investment adage to “sell in May” still hold true?
Investment strategy

Does the old investment adage to “sell in May” still hold true?

There has long been a saying that you should sell stocks before the summer lull and buy them back more cheaply in the autumn. Dominic Frisby looks at …
28 Apr 2021
Xpedition Oak: a spirit with a sense of adventure
Alternative investments

Xpedition Oak: a spirit with a sense of adventure

Talisker is set to release its 43-year-old Xpedition Oak single malt – a whisky with notes of the Caribbean, says Chris Carter.
27 Apr 2021