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
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
London Stock Exchange
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
Prepare for the rise of the “labour-lite” business
Robot barman
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
Why now is a great time to buy Japanese stocks
Japanese stock index boards
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
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
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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
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
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
China: rule by law, not rule of law
China stockmarkets

China: rule by law, not rule of law

Beijing’s sudden attack on the online-education sector is a wake-up call for global investors, says Edward Chancellor
23 Aug 2021
The sudden storm that could take down your investment portfolio
Investment strategy

The sudden storm that could take down your investment portfolio

There are many things that threaten to put a big dent in your retirement savings. But the biggest right now is inflation, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
23 Aug 2021
We should make the UK a nature reserve for our fledgling apps
UK Economy

We should make the UK a nature reserve for our fledgling apps

Britain has plenty of promising start-ups in the app economy. They could do with some nurturing, says Matthew Lynn.
22 Aug 2021
Why the Edinburgh Fringe festival is a great example of Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” in action
Economy

Why the Edinburgh Fringe festival is a great example of Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” in action

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world. But its incredible success isn’t down to careful planning, says Dominic Frisb…
18 Aug 2021
What UK plc can learn from Team GB
UK Economy

What UK plc can learn from Team GB

If only we managed our economy as well as we do our Olympic athletes, says Matthew Lynn.
16 Aug 2021
Companies reporting huge profits should use them wisely
Stockmarkets

Companies reporting huge profits should use them wisely

Minting cash in a pandemic is not good PR, says Matthew Lynn. Companies should reinvest it for the future.
8 Aug 2021
Bitcoin miners are cleaning up their act, using green energy to drive higher profits
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin miners are cleaning up their act, using green energy to drive higher profits

Bitcoin has been criticised for its vast energy consumption in its pursuit of profit. But that same desire for profit is powering a green energy revol…
4 Aug 2021
How the government can give our start-up businesses a hand up
UK Economy

How the government can give our start-up businesses a hand up

Government cash might be nice, but there are better things it could do for start-up businesses, says Matthew Lynn
1 Aug 2021
Two private equity trusts: one to buy, one to avoid
Investment trusts

Two private equity trusts: one to buy, one to avoid

The tech boom has fostered a lot of great businesses, but with many backed by private equity, few retail investors have been able to profit. Here, Max…
30 Jul 2021
“Superforecasting”: can you profit from predicting the future?
Investment strategy

“Superforecasting”: can you profit from predicting the future?

Some people, it seems, really are better at seeing what lies ahead than others. But would their crystal ball be of any help to investors? Stuart Watki…
30 Jul 2021
What does the US dollar’s sudden about-turn mean for the markets?
Currencies

What does the US dollar’s sudden about-turn mean for the markets?

After rallying strongly since late spring, the US dollar wobbled this week. Dominic Frisby looks at where the greenback is going next, and what that m…
29 Jul 2021