Index investing – buying tracker funds – has revolutionised equity investing. But it’s not without its problems. John Stepek looks at how “semi-detached” share ownership can distort capitalism – and how to fix it.
Too much money is jostling for a space in online banking. That’s a recipe for disaster, says Matthew Lynn.
The good news is that the charts aren’t pointing to a recession just yet, but they’re not far off, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the charts that matter most to investors.
Last year, we finally saw some sanity returning to the UK property market, with house prices falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what to expect this year.
The past few months have been good for gold. And there is scope for further gains.
Many Asian economies struggled last year as money flowed away from emerging markets. Vietnam, however, has continued to thrive.
Investors have pulled billions out of UK equity funds since the Brexit referendum in June 2016. This spells opportunity for long-term investors.
Germany’s benchmark index, the DAX-30, fell further than most other major markets in 2018. One problem is a downturn in Germany. The other is the slowdown in global growth.
Silver hasn’t been this cheap relative to gold in a quarter of a century – it now costs more than 85 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold.
European e-commerce is set to follow the UK’s lead. Opportunities should follow for investors in logistics, says Sarah Moore.
The British Empire Trust’s long-term outperformance looks set to continue, says Max King.
The European fund management industry is still charging customers a fortune. Here’s how to avoid big fund fees.
MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.
Professional investor Ben Peters picks three high-quality companies with both a good starting yield and real dividend growth over the long term.
Proxy advisers – companies that advise institutional investors how to vote when listed firms hold a ballot – are opaque, bureaucratic and inept. Time for a clampdown, says Stephen Connolly.
The current global monetary system is coming to an end – and the euro could be the main casualty, warns analyst and financial historian Russell Napier.
The outlook at department store group Debenhams is dismal, while Mike Ashley, who owns 30% of it, has been putting his oar in. Matthew Partridge reports.
Over two years later, nothing has really changed on the Brexit front, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And UK stocks are still cheap.
Times are tough for traditional retailers now internet shopping has taken off. But some big names are successfully adapting to the new environment. What are they doing right? Matthew Partridge investigates.
Fund management fees are still taking a huge bite out of investor returns. And while they may have fallen in recent years, they need to come down even further, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
As founder and chairman of Vanguard Group, Jack Bogle, who died last night, pioneered index funds and democratised investing. John Stepek examines his legacy.
What happens after Parliament’s resounding rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit deal is anyone’s guess. Here, John Stepek outlines some scenarios, and explains what it all means for your money.
Newmont Mining is merging with Goldcorp to become the world’s largest gold miner. Dominic Frisby looks at what it mean for the sector, and for investors.
One popular idea right now is that 2019 will be the year that actively managed funds trump passive funds. It sounds good, says John Stepek. But it’s nonsense. Here’s why.
The equity bull market is over, says Charlie Morris. But gold’s is just starting.
Exciting things are happening in Japan, and they should be of interest to anyone looking for investment opportunities in 2019.