Almost exactly a decade ago, the FTSE closed near its peak for the year. Then things deteriorated – rapidly. John Stepek looks at what lessons investors can draw from the crisis that ensued.
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As property prices in Sweden come off the boil, John Stepek looks for clues as to what will become of Britain’s own inflated housing market.
Pendragon’s nasty profit warning tells us as much about the car dealer as it does about the wider car market, says John Stepek.
Theresa May can only watch and weep as her Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, basks in the glory from his thumping election victory.
To the astonishment of financial market observers, who aren’t used to this sort of honesty, China’s central bank boss warned against getting overoptimistic, for fear of a “Minsky moment”.
John Stepek looks back at Florida’s property boom of the 1920s – and the inevitable crash that followed.
Many fear that passive investing could lead to the next stock-market crash. Are they right to worry, asks John Stepek.
In a week of anniversaries, some things haven’t changed, says John Stepek. Except that today’s investment environment is far trickier.
The rise of the electric car has seen big advances in battery technology. But the real game changer is renewable energy, says John Stepek.
Upheaval in the car industry could affect demand for one precious metal commonly found in cars today. John Stepek explains why, and how to play it.