If you think you can’t be conned, think again. Even experienced, sophisticated investors fall for investment scams. Here, John Stepek relates one reader’s tale as a warning to others.
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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.
Stocks with big dividends can provide a reliable income in this tough environment – but high yields can be a sign of impending disaster. Phil Oakley explains how to spot the difference
With construction and support services giant Carillion going into liquidation, John Stepek looks at some of the key lessons for investors.
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.