Will the new Fed chairman’s bark be worse than his bite?

Jerome Powell is talking a tough game with the markets. But, says John Stepek, it won’t be too long before we find out just how hard-nosed he really is.

How the world’s biggest financial market is affecting share prices

US stocks are going from strength to strength while European markets falter. But there’s no mystery. They are at the mercy of a much bigger market than equities.

China’s Great Leap Backward is bad news for investors

China’s president, Xi Jinping, wants to change the constitution so he can stay in power past 2023. That’s bad for China and bad for investors, says John Stepek.

The charts that matter: the US dollar strikes back

Janet Yellen’s final meeting as Fed governor was more “hawkish” than expected. So investors got a little bit nervy, says John Stepek.

Neil Woodford is buying more AA shares – I’d suggest you don’t follow him

Since listing 2014, the AA has been a poor investment. It generates cash, but it’s swimming in debt and business is declining. So, asks John Stepek why is Neil Woodford buying?

What gold is telling us about the direction of interest rates

The price of gold is on the rise, gaining around 10% in the past two months, and almost 30% since early 2016.

Stocks bounce, but there’s trouble ahead

After the nasty slip-up earlier this month, equities bounced back strongly last week. Yet the source of all the fuss – the rise in US bond yields and signs of inflation returning – hasn’t gone away.

If you’d invested in: Just Eat and Dialight

Food delivery service Just Eat is growing nicely, while LED maker Dialight has suffered profit warnings.

Why small biotech stocks are the best choice for big returns

Each week, a professional investor tells us where he’d put his money. This week: Carl Harald Janson of the International Biotechnology Trust selects three potential acquisition targets in the biotechnology sector.

Chart of the week: US natural-gas production heading for a record high

US natural-gas production will hit a record in 2018. Output should exceed 80 billion cubic feet per day, marking a 60% increase since 2005.

Why Dart Group’s shares are soaring

The quiet growth of low-cost airline Jet2 has taken both competitors and investors by surprise – unless you were looking in the places most fund managers ignore.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to this week’s share tips

Tapping students for cash

This student-property fund shocked investors with a dividend cut last year, but its shares now look better value.

No-frills trust with exciting ideas

Sometimes you don’t even need to look at a fund’s performance, says Max King. As with this investment trust, you just know it is going to be good.

Infrastructure investors: stick with the safest option

Political risks on PFI deals may be overstated, but this investment trust looks to be the best bet, says Max King.

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