Markets took a tumble yesterday. Part of the reason is the escalating trade war. But mostly, says John Stepek, it’s down to the Fed, the US central bank. Here’s why.
Investors are being forced to take greater risks in the hunt for returns, says John Stepek. And yet, the bull market still has legs.
The cost of borrowing for governments around the world is creeping higher. John Stepek explains why that’s so important for investors.
The global liquidity squeeze may cause a nasty downturn. Be prepared, says Max King. If we do get another financial crisis, fill your boots.
Fears of an all-out conflict between India and Pakistan were ignited this week when Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets.
Inflation isn’t rising as fast as the world’s central banks would like it to. So they’re thinking of tinkering with the target. John Stepek explains what they’re up to, and why it matters.
The move towards veganism may be good for the environment (though the jury is still out on that). But the real winner will be the processed food industry, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Donald Trump has called a truce in the trade war and won’t be imposing punitive tariffs on Chinese goods. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the decision, and what it means for you.
Bailing out the banks using quantitative easing after the 2008 financial crisis was the right thing to do, says Charlie Munger, the vice-president of Berkshire Hathaway.
The global economy gives. The global economy takes away. Make sure your portfolio is set up to deal with it all.
Around the world, things are looking up – employment is high and wages are rising. But investors remain fearful. John Stepek explains what’s going on.