Investments

If you'd invested in: Smurfit Kappa and Mediclinic

Smurfit Kappa, Europe’s largest cardboard-box maker, has seen shares rocket, while private hospital group Mediclinic is under the weather.

Saudi Aramco IPO is a no-go

Saudi state-oil giant Aramco’s widely hyped $2trn initial public offering has been shelved. But the company isn’t standing still. Alice Gråhns reports.

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.

Time to throw out Twitter

Twitter is absurdly overvalued and vulnerable to the social-media backlash, says Matthew Partridge.

Chart of the week: the Venezuelan refugee exodus

The Venezuelan refugee crisis is becoming one of the world’s biggest, comparable with the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and the migration of Syrians fleeing war.

Don’t fall for “fee-free” mortgages

A growing number of mortgage lenders are scrapping arrangement fees to lure in borrowers. But do the sums first, says Emma Lunn.

Commodities hit the skids

Emerging-market jitters have spilled over into the commodities markets, hitting prices of everything from copper to oil, while lower economic growth in emerging markets could cool demand for raw materials.

America parties on – but it won’t be able to avoid the hangover

Since 2009, the US economy has enjoyed an unusually long expansion, while stocks have risen across the world. But is it now time to prepare for the next recession? Matthew Partridge investigates.

This bull market can go on for a bit longer

All bull markets always go on longer than anyone rational thinks they should. This one is no exception, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A downturn is coming. Here's what to buy

All the signs point to there being a downturn in the offing. Matthew Partridge talks to fund manager Julie Dean to find out what action investors should take.

Adam Smith and the crony capitalist conspiracy

The concentration of market power in the hands of a few big companies worried Adam Smith. It should worry us too, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it is fixable.

If you’d invested in: Next and Superdry

Shares in clothing retailer Next soared last September after the firm reassured investors with a “modest” profit upgrade.

Seeking out solid stocks in stormy times

Investment analyst John Goodall selects three reliable and cheap shares to tuck away in your portfolio.

Buy into the African renaissance

This London-listed Reit lets you invest in the growing consumer markets of an exciting continent, says David Stevenson.

Off-piste adventures, the easy way

Miton Global hunts for rare treasures in the remoter reaches of the market – all you need to do is buy in, says Max King.

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