Investments

Walmart fights off Amazon

Amazon looked set to cause trouble for traditional retail giant Walmart. But there’s life in the old dog yet, says Alice Gråhns.

Profit from the gold rush in data-mining

As new technologies become ever more sophisticated, we’re generating mind-boggling volumes of data. The firms capable of analysing big data are sitting on a gold mine, says Ben Judge.

We’ve seen the low for the pound – sterling is in a bull market now

Against pretty much every major currency, the pound is undervalued, says Dominic Frisby. Now, the stars are coming into alignment – the only way is up for sterling.

SPONSORED: What causes the fall in the pound's exchange rate?

Jake Trask, foreign exchange research director at OFX, explains the wide range of global events that have the power to move currencies.

Did one man trigger the Great Depression?

Some claim that the downfall of Clarence Charles Hatry was the trigger for the Great Depression. John Stepek looks at what actually happened in the Hatry Crisis of 1929.

This week in MoneyWeek: Buff up your profits as the world gets fit

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: how the fitness industry can help tone up your portfolio; AIM finally makes its mark; and how to buy into the rise of the robots.

Credibility of ICOs faces its first big test

Tezos received plenty of hype ahead of its initial coin offering during the summer, says Ben Judge. But for those who bought in, the cryptocurrency has yet to materialise.

A contrarian bet on London housing

House prices are falling in the capital. But for contrarians, the current gloom provides a great opportunity, says Max King.

Finding the next Facebook

Professional investor Ruth Richards tips three venture capital trusts to buy. Not only are they tax efficient, you might just land the next tech giant.

Aim makes its mark at last

London’s Alternative Market performed poorly during its first 20 years – but investors can no longer afford to ignore its 1,254 companies, says Max King.

If you’d invested in: Persimmon and Centrica

Persimmon is the UK’s second-largest housebuilder. In November, it said the total sales rate per site for the third quarter was in line with the same period last year.

What’s unsettled US stocks?

After eight weeks of gains on the trot, US stocks dipped last week.

Brazilian stocks hit a speed bump

Brazilian stocks have doubled in two years, but that momentum is now slowing.

A new chapter for GE

The embattled US industrial giant plans to streamline its clunky operations. But does the plan go far enough? asks Alice Gråhns.

The best funds to bet against the human

Robotics has already attracted plenty of investors’ cash, says David C Stevenson. But it’s not too late to join the party.

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