Investments

If only you’d invested in: Village Farms

Canadian pot stocks have risen as high as kites in the wake of the legalisation of recreational cannabis in 2018, and the performance of Village Farms has been among the [...]

The power of mean reversion

When it comes to investing in funds, don’t chase the top performers – look for the cheapest ones.

Britain is running out of water

Drier summers and a rapidly growing population mean parts of Britain will run out of water in 25 years. What can we do about it, and how much would it cost?

The charts that matter – a ray of hope in the US employment data

As US unemployment falls again, John Stepek looks at what it means for the markets and the global economy, plus a rundown of the rest of the charts that matter the most.

Turkey is in trouble again

Turkey’s currency has slipped to an eight-month low against the US dollar, after a 40% slump in the first half of last year. The economy shrank by 3% in the fourth quarter of 2018 and inflation has reached almost 20%.

House prices are sliding fast in London – and it’s spreading

UK house prices have been falling in “real” terms – after inflation – for while. But now the pace of decline is picking up. John Stepek looks at where the property market is likely to go next.

Synthetic diamonds reshape the industry

The big diamond miners have become rattled by the growth of synthetic diamonds, at the same time as the price for natural stones is in decline.

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.

Latest recession scare is a false alarm

Markets have been spooked by the inversion of the US bond yield curve, which often – but not always – heralds a recession.

Bayer’s Monsanto mess

German giant Bayer has made a pig’s ear of buying the US biotech Monsanto: the stock is wilting amid legal trouble over a weedkiller. Matthew Partridge reports.

Tourism is booming as China’s consumers head abroad

The world’s biggest travellers are still Europeans, but emerging markets, led by China, are now spearheading a new phase of a long-term upswing in worldwide tourism, says Jonathan Compton.

Is it time to invest in Turkey?

Turkey is one of the cheapest markets in the world right now. That’s usually a sign that you should buy. But is it really worth it? John Stepek weighs up the pros and cons.

Investing in student property doesn’t stack up

Don’t be fooled by the attractive yields from investing in student property: the market doesn’t live up to the hype.

Are bond yields heading for new lows?

Government bond yields are turning negative. John Stepek looks at why people would pay to borrow from governments, and what it means for the markets and for your money.

Victrex’s versatile polymer

Victrex makes most of the world’s supply of PEEK, the material it invented 40 years ago.

Pershing Square's Bill Ackman has seen the light

Bill Ackman, the notorious activist investor, could turn his Pershing Square hedge fund into the next Berkshire Hathaway.

Somero: trading this overlooked bargain

Mechanical-screed maker Somero dominates its niche and is attractively valued. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to trade it.

Jeremy Grantham: keen on emerging markets

Value investor Jeremy Grantham sees better opportunities in emerging markets than in the US over the long term.

A genuinely scary moment for markets

Markets took fright on Friday after the US Treasury bond “yield curve” inverted. John Stepek explains what that means, and why markets fear we could be heading for a recession.

Lyft IPO: power without responsibility

Lyft is the latest example of tech founders trying to raise money while holding tight on the reins, says John Stepek. Avoid.

Three education stocks worth studying

Professional investor Guillaume Uettwiller picks three of his favourite education stocks.

Worldpay: Britain’s most spectacular success story

Worldpay has emerged as probably the most spectacular British business success of the last decade, says Matthew Lynn. And it all started at Royal Bank of Scotland.

The charts that matter – the yield curve is dangerously close to inverting

The Federal Reserve’s renewed dovishness has had a dramatic effect on the yield curve. John Stepek explains what that means, and looks at the rest of the charts that matter most to the global economy

British stocks are set to soar

The FTSE 100 is yielding more than double America’s S&P 500 index. But it’s not just blue-chip multinationals that are cheap. Domestically orientated British stocks are, too.

A shake-up at Japanese corporations

Improved corporate governance, better relationships with shareholders and more companies paying dividends. Japanese corporations are finally getting their act together.

The most important number to look at before you buy any fund

Many investors get distracted by past performance when they buy a fund. But there’s something else to consider that will have a much bigger influence on your returns.

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