The US is tightening sanctions on Iran and cracking down on its oil exports. But that’s not why the oil price has hit a new high, says John Stepek.
Furnished holiday homes can be a tax-efficient way of buying to let, says Sarah Moore.
“Switched-on” investors like to talk up socially responsible investing, says John Stepek. But if you’re serious about doing it for real, you really need to do it for yourself.
The history of gold mining is so littered with stories of reckless optimism, fraud and ruin that the sector is often ignored. Yet investing in gold miners can be hugely profitable when gold prices are rising.
Fears of a downturn are playing on the minds of plenty of investors right now, says John Stepek. But they are getting ahead of themselves.
A. Gary Shilling was among the few investors to correctly predict a lengthy stagnation in the wake of the financial crisis. Now he’s warning of a recession.
The frankly stupid idea that pension-fund cash should be available to be used for a house has reared its ugly head again. It should be fiercely resisted, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
An inverted yield curve usually means a recession lies ahead. Is this time different? And does it matter? John Stepek explains.
Professional investor Andy Headley of Alliance Trust and Veritas Asset Management chooses three of his favourite stocks.
British banks should be bolder and go looking for new opportunities in Europe, says Matthew Lynn.
With the “yield curve” bouncing back nicely, does that mean the risk of a recession is receding? To find out, John Stepek looks to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
Saga, the company that offers products to the over-50s, has seen its shares hit a record low after a massive profit warning. So is it a bargain buy, asks John Stepek,or one to leave well alone?
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Chinese stocks have staged an impressive rally, outperforming every other national index in the world in the first quarter of 2019. Can that continue?
This year marks the 130th anniversary of the formation of The Merchants Trust. Its aims today are the same as its aims at launch: to deliver healthy growth of both capital and income for the ordinary investor.
A shift away from listed stocks towards privately-held companies reflects the advantages of private equity. No portfolio should be without exposure to this form of investment, says Max King
Uncertainty over Brexit has prompted consumers and companies to put off investing in British stocks. Once clarity returns, cheap stocks should rebound, says David Stevenson.
Immunotherapy is a burgeoning sector that heralds a breakthrough against the world’s second-most deadly disease. Dr Mike Tubbs explains how investors can benefit too.
Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Dominic Frisby, is should you sell palladium and buy platinum?
Housebuilder Persimmon is to allow buyers to hold back some of the purchase price of their new-build home until problems are resolved. It’s a start, but it’s hardly revolutionary.
Alexion focuses on diseases that affect only a tiny proportion of the population – a lucrative niche.
Institutional investors keep their distance, but Katie Potts, manager of the Herald Investment Trust, is clearly doing something right.
Rhodium has gained more than 30% this year, and now costs at least twice as much as gold or palladium.
Investors are beginning to notice that active fund managers don’t provide value for money. So, asks John Stepek, do they have a future?
Steve Eisman, the man who made his name by betting against the US housing market ahead of the subprime crash in 2008 now has Canada in his sites.
Professional investor Malcolm MacColl of Baillie Gifford’s Monks Investment Trust highlights three of his favourite growth stocks.