Investments

Britain must stop flipping housing ministers

The problems with the UK housing market are deeply entrenched, says Dominic Frisby. But there is still hope. Let’s hope the new housing minister is up to the job.

Amid talk of “super-spikes” and shortages – are we near peak oil bullishness?

Saudi Aramco’s warning of a supply crunch in the oil market has an element of déjà vu about it. John Stepek takes a closer look to see what investors should do next.

America's bull market gets vertigo

America’s benchmark S&P 500 stockmarket index has been in a bull market since March 2009 – or just over 3,400 days. It is only 50 days short of the longest post-1945 bull run, October 1990 to March 2000.

Global M&A hits first-half record

In the first half of 2018, the value of global M&A reached $2.5trn, a 65% jump on the same period last year and a first-half record.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

Elevator-maker Dewhurst can give your portfolio a lift

Elevator components-maker Dewhurst is one of the market’s most reliable yet overlooked small caps.

If you'd invested in: NEX Group and Carpetright

London based stock exchange NEX Group saw a 70% rise in it share price, and is to be acquired by US exchange operator CME Group. But things are going wrong for flooring retailer Carpetright.

Three stocks that should provide a healthy income whatever the economic weather

Sam Morse of the Fidelity European Values Fund picks three stocks that should be able to grow their dividends whatever the economy is doing.

German houses keep booming

As the UK’s market slows, now could be a good time to look to the continent, says Sarah Moore.

Jim Rogers: South Korea's bright spot

Jim Rogers, co-founder with George Soros of the Quantum Fund, reckons that South Korea could be a bright spot in an otherwise grim-looking financial landscape.

A global trust to buy and forget

The Witan Investment Trust is geographically diversified and boasts a growing dividend, says Max King.

What's behind Tesco’s alliance with Carrefour?

Tesco is clubbing together with French rival Carrefour to bulk buy own-label goods in an effort to cut costs. Will it succeed? Ben Judge reports.

The most-hated metal in the world is due a comeback

During the commodities boom, uranium was the bubbliest metal of them all – but the price of the nuclear fuel has collapsed, alongside support for nuclear power. Dominic Frisby asks: is now the time to buy?

Why the US mid-term elections might spell good news for gold

Many factors influence the price of gold. One of the biggest is interest rates. And upcoming elections in the US could determine the future of both, says John Stepek.

Platinum has been a terrible investment – but I’m sticking with it

At some $400 below the price of gold, platinum is the cheapest it’s been since 2004. Dominic Frisby explains why the platinum price has collapsed, and why he’s still invested.

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