Around the world, things are looking up – employment is high and wages are rising. But investors remain fearful. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
Fund management fees are still taking a huge bite out of investor returns. And while they may have fallen in recent years, they need to come down even further, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
As founder and chairman of Vanguard Group, Jack Bogle, who died last night, pioneered index funds and democratised investing. John Stepek examines his legacy.
What happens after Parliament’s resounding rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit deal is anyone’s guess. Here, John Stepek outlines some scenarios, and explains what it all means for your money.
Newmont Mining is merging with Goldcorp to become the world’s largest gold miner. Dominic Frisby looks at what it mean for the sector, and for investors.
One popular idea right now is that 2019 will be the year that actively managed funds trump passive funds. It sounds good, says John Stepek. But it’s nonsense. Here’s why.
The equity bull market is over, says Charlie Morris. But gold’s is just starting.
Exciting things are happening in Japan, and they should be of interest to anyone looking for investment opportunities in 2019.
When Donald Trump was elected in November 2016, markets soon applauded him as a tax-cutting, regulation-slashing, business-focused President. The welcome mat was withdrawn during 2018, however, as trade wars started to unnerve investors and stall business spending.
The movement towards more sustainable investment opportunities in 2019 is driven by both big institutional investors and millennials, and this theme is reinforced by the findings of our recent survey of high net worth individuals.
Within 10 years the FAANGs could well have been replaced by a portfolio of CRAABs – cryptocurrency, robotics, artificial intelligence, automation and biotech companies.
A convertible bond is a fixed-rate instrument that can convert into shares at a specific share price, which is preset by the issuing company at a premium over the current share price.
While there are challenges to overcome, we believe the investment outlook for Latin America as a whole is quietly encouraging, making it one of our key investment themes in 2019.
Matthew Lynn’s crystal ball is in pretty good nick. Here, he makes five predictions for the year ahead.
John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to find out what’s behind the market’s latest rally, and how long it can last.
Markets around the world are rallying after their wobbles over Christmas. And as is usual these days, it’s all down to one thing. John Stepek explains.
2018 was a lousy year for equities, but some investment trusts managed to produce positive returns.
Analysts have rated more than 70% of stocks in the S&P 500 as a “buy” or “strong buy” rating. The only trouble with that is that analysts usually get it wrong.
Alex Rankine assesses the performance of the UK media’s share tipsters over the last 12 months, and looks at what they’re tipping for the year ahead.
Professional investor Alex Davies, founder of high net worth investment service Wealth Club, picks his top venture capital trusts.
Brazil’s Ibovespa index was one of the world’s top-performing stockmarkets at the start of the year, while the Brazilian currency, the real, has climbed against the US dollar. So what’s got the bulls so excited?
2018 was the worst year for US stocks since the financial crisis. But the Federal Reserve has said it is willing to suspend quantitative tightening if the situation worsens.
Retailer JD Sports could buck the sector trend and looks attractively valued, says Matthew Partridge.
Landlords should ensure they are up-to-date on what they can deduct from property income.
Stockmarkets could be getting ready to rally from their recent sharp sell off, reckons investment guru Jeremy Siegel.
The Jakarta stock index has soared and Indonesia’s economy could now accelerate. But will corruption and religious tension spoil the story? We’ll soon know, says Jonathan Compton.