Investments

Turkish stocks are cheap – but for a good reason

Turkish stocks are undoubtedly cheap, and very brave bargain-hunters may spy opportunity, but this market is cheap for a very good reason.

Currency Corner: what’s next for the mighty US dollar?

In today’s Currency Corner, Dominic Frisby looks at the US dollar’s frustrating grind higher over the last year or so, and asks where it might go next.

Is it time to buy Patient Capital Trust?

Neil Woodford’s Patient Capital Trust has been taken over by asset manager Schroders. The share price has surged – but should you buy in? John Stepek looks at the trust’s prospects.

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.

Drug giants in opioid compensation deal

Pharmaceutical companies are being pursued for peddling addictive opioids. The sums involved could be massive. Matthew Partridge reports.

Smith & Nephew's culture clash over cash

The board of the British medical devices company Smith & Nephew has parted ways with CEO Namal Nawana after only 18 months.

The silver price should be soaring – so why isn't it?

Silver boasts promising fundamentals and vast scope for price rises. Nevertheless, it has failed to fulfil its potential. There is no metal more frustrating for investors, says Dominic Frisby.

Neil Woodford: no silver lining for his investors

Neil Woodford made every mistake it is possible to make as a money manager. And his investors have been stiffed. But however wrong it all went, Woodford never stopped taking the fees.

Ecuador’s El Dorado: be brave and beat the crowd to the boom

Ecuador is finally set to cash in on its vast metals deposits. The domestic political backdrop has stabilised and international investors are beginning to take note, says James McKeigue.

A beginner’s guide to gold: what’s it for?

We’re big fans of gold here at MoneyWeek. But why? What’s it for? What use is it? John Stepek explains why everyone should hold a little gold in their portfolio.

The future of money is borderless – and difficult to tax

Borderless money was once the norm, says Dominic Frisby. We used it for centuries before the era of the nation state. And as the physical economy dematerialises, money will become borderless again.

Short Wayfair: home furniture won’t deliver

Online furniture retailer Wayfair is chronically unprofitable and faces too much competition, says Matthew Partridge.

Will solar energy investment funds keep shining?

Investment funds designed to profit from the solar energy have done well, but now look expensive, says Max King.

Markets are getting over their burst of summer panic – but why?

Not so long ago, investors were despondent, diving headfirst into “safe haven” bonds. Now, however, markets have perked up. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

Another Brexit delay – so what happens now?

Last week’s excitement over a Brexit deal getting done proved to be premature. John Stepek looks at where we are now, and what it means for your money.

Bill Gross: the danger for markets of ever-lower interest rates

Bill Gross – the billionaire co-founder of giant asset manager Pimco, is worried about the effect long-term low interest rates are having on the markets.

Long-term growth and innovation in Japan

Professional investor Nicholas Weindling picks three Japanese stocks that should benefit from structural trends that promise long-term sources of return.

Artificial diamonds: a girl’s new best friend

Big names such as De Beers are grappling with a cyclical downturn – and a long-term challenge from artificial diamonds. It could change the market beyond recognition. Simon Wilson reports.

Eastern European stocks are a bargain

The small size of the region’s markets means that Eastern European stocks are often overlooked in favour of bigger Asian growth stories. Yet there is plenty of promise closer to home as well.

Currency Corner: what does Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal mean for the pound?

In today’s Currency Corner, Dominic Frisby looks at what Boris Johnson’s potential Brexit deal with the EU could mean for sterling.

Global stocks will catch up with the US

US stocks have eclipsed other markets over the past decade and continued to outperform this year. But that outperformance looks set to end.

Ignore the wild swings – UK stocks are a buy

Whatever wild turn the Brexit drama takes next, the important thing to remember is that UK stocks are trading at bargain-basement prices.

We have a Brexit deal – but can it get past Parliament?

So we have a Brexit deal that both the EU and the government are happy with. It just needs to get past Parliament. John Stepek explains what’s likely to happen next, and what it all means for your money.

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.

WeWork goes from bad to worse

After botching its flotation, WeWork is facing a potentially fatal cash crunch. Digging itself out of this hole won’t come cheap. Matthew Partridge reports.

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