To many people, short-selling – selling a company’s shares in the hope of buying them back for less – is distasteful. But it does have its uses, says John Stepek.
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The Dow Jones reaching 25,000 has got newspapers all in a flap. That, as John Stepek explains, is just plain nonsense.
Cheap passive funds are a great way for busy people to invest, says David C Stevenson. And they’re only going to get more popular.
The cyclically adjusted price-earnings (Cape) ratio is an excellent predictor of long-term equity returns. And now, in the US at least, it is flashing red.
Being a contrarian sounds easy: look at what the investment herd is thinking and bet against it. But, as John Stepek explains, it’s not that simple.
Dominic Frisby dusts off his crystal ball and makes ten predictions about everything that’s going to happen this year– including stocks, gold, bitcoin, and the World Cup.
Something as simple as changing a name to reflect a current trend can lure investors. Should you follow them, asks John Stepek.