Some people argue that ETFs undermine the structure of the stockmarket. That’s not really true, says John Stepek. But they could spark trouble in another area of the markets.
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Buying out-of-favour, beaten-down stocks may require impetuousness bordering on recklessness, says Max King – but buying recovery stocks can be mighty satisfying when it pays off.
Investing in a booming industry can be a risky business – only a lucky few will strike gold and produce the hot products of the future. There’s a much safer way to bet on fast-growing sectors, says Dr Mike Tubbs.
The decades-long bond bull market could well be over. But it won’t end quietly. Investment strategies that have worked for years, no longer will. John Stepek explains what happens next.
Active-fund managers are fighting back against the rise of cheap index-trackers. But there’s one vital thing to remember when investing, says John Stepek: costs matter.
Matthew Partridge distils the financial wisdom found in Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew.
Short-sellers are often vilified. But this is unfair, says Dominic Frisby – they provide an essential market service, shining a light on the often murky details of company finances.