Why British business must speak up on lockdowns
Boarded up pub in London
UK Economy

Why British business must speak up on lockdowns

Restrictions are crushing business, but its leaders are nervous of saying anything. Time to toughen up, says Matthew Lynn.
28 Feb 2021
The Great Reset: a fresh start or yet another assault on freedom?
Klaus Schwab
Global Economy

The Great Reset: a fresh start or yet another assault on freedom?

The World Economic Forum’s latest big idea is being trumpeted as a new beginning for the global economy. Yet in truth there is nothing new about it – …
26 Feb 2021
Invest in water and provide a buffer against future pandemics
Indian children with facemasks wash their hands © NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images
Soft commodities

Invest in water and provide a buffer against future pandemics

Global water shortages have long hampered growth and development, and climate change has exacerbated the problem. Will the coronavirus pandemic be a t…
25 Feb 2021
The days when you could get 7% from your bank are long gone – so what do you do?
George Cole as Arthur Daley with Dennis Waterman
Bitcoin

The days when you could get 7% from your bank are long gone – so what do you do?

With interest rates at rock bottom for so long, we’ve been forced to move from saving to speculating to earn any sort of return. Dominic Frisby asks w…
24 Feb 2021
Neil Woodford’s back – but has he really learned anything?
Angry mob
Neil Woodford

Neil Woodford’s back – but has he really learned anything?

Disgraced fund manager Neil Woodford is planning a comeback. But he doesn’t seem to have learned much from his many mistakes. So why would anyone inve…
22 Feb 2021
Four ways to boost Britain’s stricken economy
UK Economy

Four ways to boost Britain’s stricken economy

When lockdowns end, we will need a plan to get our businesses up and running again. Matthew Lynn outlines four urgently needed measures that the gover…
21 Feb 2021
What rising interest rates and inflation will do to markets
Investment strategy

What rising interest rates and inflation will do to markets

As governments continue to stimulate their economies, investors are betting on a “V-shaped’ recovery and the return of inflation. John Stepek looks a…
19 Feb 2021
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What is the “Great Reset” – and how do you invest?
Global Economy

What is the “Great Reset” – and how do you invest?

Whether as the result of a Grand Conspiracy or bumbling incompetence, the post-pandemic world could be very different to the pre-pandemic world. Domin…
18 Feb 2021
Passive investors beware: you may be dangerously overexposed to big tech stocks
Stockmarkets

Passive investors beware: you may be dangerously overexposed to big tech stocks

Most investors in index funds are likely to be dangerously over-invested in US stocks, and particularly in a few huge tech stocks. It’s time to think …
15 Feb 2021
Japanese stocks have hit a new milestone – one not seen since 1990
Japan stockmarkets

Japanese stocks have hit a new milestone – one not seen since 1990

The Nikkei 225 – Japan’s oldest stockmarket index – has finally hit 30,000 for the first time in 30 years. It’s just one more reason to invest in one…
15 Feb 2021
Decimalisation: Britain’s “new pence” turn 50 years old
UK Economy

Decimalisation: Britain’s “new pence” turn 50 years old

In 1971 the UK adopted a decimal currency. The shift was widely thought to be a step towards joining the Common Market, but there was more to it than …
15 Feb 2021
Want to beat the market? Ditch the smartphone and trade stocks the old fashioned way
Investment strategy

Want to beat the market? Ditch the smartphone and trade stocks the old fashioned way

Anyone who wants to beat the market over the next decade should put away their smartphone and set up a brokerage account, says Matthew Lynn.
14 Feb 2021
Why you don’t need to worry about the GDP figure, however ugly it is
UK Economy

Why you don’t need to worry about the GDP figure, however ugly it is

Last year, Britain saw the biggest drop in economic activity for 300 years. But as an investor, that doesn’t matter to you. John Stepek explains why –…
12 Feb 2021
There’s more to soaring commodity prices than the post-Covid rebound
Commodities

There’s more to soaring commodity prices than the post-Covid rebound

Commodity prices are bouncing back in anticipation of a post-Covid surge in demand. Add existing supply shortages and the threat of inflation, and the…
11 Feb 2021
Markets are starting to bet on inflation returning – you should too
Inflation

Markets are starting to bet on inflation returning – you should too

Markets are preparing not just for a post-Covid “reflation” trade, but for the return of inflation – and financial repression. John Stepek explains wh…
10 Feb 2021
Tesla just bought a load of bitcoin – get ready for executive FOMO
Bitcoin

Tesla just bought a load of bitcoin – get ready for executive FOMO

Electric-car maker Tesla just bought $1.5bn worth of bitcoin, sending the cryptocurrency to new highs. And as it goes mainstream, more and more corpor…
9 Feb 2021
How to buy into the next big commodities bull market
Commodities

How to buy into the next big commodities bull market

Commodity prices move in cycles. And we’re at the start of the next big uptrend as a shortage in supply hits a surge in demand. Merryn Somerset Webb p…
8 Feb 2021
What we can learn from Britain’s surprise vaccine success story
UK Economy

What we can learn from Britain’s surprise vaccine success story

Britain’s response to Covid-19 has been wanting. But we should also learn from what we got right, says Matthew Lynn.
7 Feb 2021
History suggests we can expect a rapid recovery once Covid is beaten
UK Economy

History suggests we can expect a rapid recovery once Covid is beaten

The current pandemic-induced economic crisis isn’t like the financial crisis of 2008. They are very different things, says John Stepek. And the recove…
4 Feb 2021
Oil had a terrible 2020. This year will be better
Oil

Oil had a terrible 2020. This year will be better

Oil companies are struggling – both BP and Exxon have reported losses after a year in which the oil price briefly went negative. But hang on to your e…
3 Feb 2021
Inflation is the only thing that can burst this bubble
Inflation

Inflation is the only thing that can burst this bubble

Markets are back on the rise, with signs of a bubble everywhere. And there’s just one thing that can pop it, says John Stepek – inflation. Here’s why.
2 Feb 2021
How the Reddit mob could be good for shareholder capitalism
Stockmarkets

How the Reddit mob could be good for shareholder capitalism

The small investors of Reddit have very little hope of truly sticking it to Wall Street. But their new-found power could ultimately teach chief execut…
1 Feb 2021