Investments

Trouble at the top for Intel

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned after an affair with a subordinate. But is there more to his departure than meets the eye? Ben Judge reports.

Opec turns on the taps again

Oil cartel Opec’s decision to raise production was seen as bullish for the oil price, even though a lot more crude is heading to market.

Why brands and ideas are the route to reliable profits

The collapse of Carillion showed the perils inherent in complicated businesses. Look for simple firms with powerful intellectual property instead, fund managers Nick Train and Tristan Chapple tell Sarah Moore.

End Britain's love affair with bricks and mortar

We should limit housing’s appeal as a speculative asset in favour of more productive investments, says John Stepek.

Is China’s bear market a major threat to your portfolio?

Most global stockmarkets are looking a little wobbly at the moment. But Chinese stocks are in a full-blown bear market. John Stepek explains what that means for you.

Don’t panic – this is a time for sitting tight, not selling fast

With virtually every world stockmarket pointing downwards – at least for now – how seriously should you take the threat of a trade war, and what should you do next?

Oil producers are pumping harder – but don’t expect oil prices to slide

Oil cartel Opec and Russia have decided to pump more oil. Normally, higher production means lower prices. But that’s not likely to happen this time, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

What’s so special about investment trusts – and some of their dangers

Closed-ended funds such as Investment trusts consistently outperform their open-ended counterparts. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why, and asks if they can continue doing it in the future.

The charts that matter: Amazon – the stock that carries no career risk

Fund managers buy the things that won’t get them fired when the crash comes. With that in mind, John Stepek looks at Amazon and the other charts that matter.

Disney, Comcast and Fox: deal frenzy in US media

Emboldened by a new court ruling, Comcast is chasing Ruper Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. Can it beat Disney to the prize? Alice Gråhns reports.

Investment trusts: the Saints go marching on

Baillie Gifford’s Scottish American Investment Trust prides itself on buying companies that target both income and growth.

GE crashes out of the Dow Jones index

General Electric’s eviction from a key American stockmarket gauge is a reminder to check what’s in an index.

Spare a thought for commercial landlords

The decline of the high street is hitting building owners as well – and now they’re fighting back.

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.

If you’d invested in: Ashtead Group and Esure

Over the last decade, the shares of construction and industrial equipment rental firm Ashtead Group have risen by almost 2,700%.

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