Those who say that passive investing represents the “blind” allocation of capital have a point, says John Stepek. But it’s not like active fund managers were very “active” to begin with.
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John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy make of the week’s events, including the pressure the dollar is putting emerging markets under.
On the face of it, now might look like a great time to snap up a bargain in Turkey. But is it worth the risk, and could better deals lie elsewhere? John Stepek investigates.
Investors spend a lot of time thinking about buying shares, says John Stepek. But they should consider their selling strategy too.
The emerging market may not seem like a significant player in the global economy, but if it reneges on its debt, that could have huge repercussions. John Stepek reports.
Stagnation or a gentle decline in house prices is the best-case scenario for the property market. John Stepek explains why, and looks at whether we’re likely to get it.
For all their rhetoric, populists from Italy’s Matteo Salvini to Turkey’s President Erdogan will discover to their cost that they can’t fight the market. John Stepek explains what that will mean for your money.
Turkey’s President Erdogan is pointing fingers for the collapse of the lira. But Turkey was never a target, says John Stepek. Rather, it is a victim of a changing economic environment.
As Elon Musk surprises investors – and possibly the SEC – and Turkey’s woes worsen,John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy make of the week’s events.
Turkey’s currency is crashing, its debt is spiralling out of control, and foreign investors are deserting the country. If things get worse, says John Stepek, it could spark wider trouble.