The old stockmarket adage of ‘sell in May and go away’ may be a warning that arrives too late this year.
Articles written by Andrew Van Sickle
The Canadian dollar, AKA the loonie, has spent most of the past two years recovering from long-term lows against the US dollar. But now it has hit the skids again.
If we end up in a full-blown trade war, investors should head for ‘closed’, or self-sufficient, economies.
Russia’s economy is stagnating, but Vladimir Putin – in power for 18 years and set for six more – shows scant interest in doing anything about it.
The soaraway performance of the big tech stocks has accounted for much of the US stockmarket’s rise. But the bubble is now deflating.
If the summit between the US and North Korea is successful and North Korea embarks on China or Vietnam-style liberalisation, South Korean stocks could scoop a “peace dividend”.
Emerging markets do well overall, says Andrew Van Sickle. But a few bad eggs ruin it for investors.
Conditions have been just right for stock markets for a while. Andrew Van Sickle explains why it won’t last.
The US Tariff Act of 1930 shows unequivocally that nobody wins a trade war. It exacerbated the Great Depression and led to a tit-for-tat series of trade barriers that took the global economic system decades to unravel.
In the early and mid-2000s, the Japanese market consistently saw around 100 initial public offerings a year. When the crisis struck, flotations slipped sharply, but now we are finally on track for a post-crisis high.