Investments

Currency Corner: the Japanese yen is looking good against the euro

The Japanese yen has been gaining strength against the euro for some time now. In today’s Currency Corner, Dominic Frisby looks at where the pair may go next.

European stocks will bounce

More monetary easing may do little to help the eurozone’s ailing economy, but it is good news for European stocks.

US housing market shows signs of life

The sluggish US housing market seems to be regaining its footing.

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.

Spy scandal at Credit Suisse

A farce worthy of a James Bond film has rocked Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second-largest bank. Clients and shareholders are appalled.

China at 70: a crucial turning point

After a remarkable four decades of headlong growth China is approaching a crucial turning point.Can its leadership keep the good times rolling?

Imperial Brands’ sales go up in steam

Concern that vaping could cause lung-related illnesses and is promoting smoking among children is causing consumers to have second thoughts and has sparked a profit warning at Imperial Brands.

The rise of independent research outfits

EU rules have reduced analysts’ coverage of small caps. But new sources of information have sprung up, says Scott Longley.

The cycles in the metals market: when will zinc and copper shine?

The prices of two of the world’s most important industrial commodities have slipped over the past few years. Dominic Frisby assesses the outlook and explains how to cash in on the next upswing.

Find value in this Reit specialising in regional offices

This Reit focusing on opportunities in commercial property outside London looks appealing.

The precious metals rollercoaster is heading into a big dip

It has been an exciting summer for precious metals enthusiasts, with gold, silver and platinum all making big gains. But now it’s all unwinding. Dominic Frisby looks at what might be coming next.

One of the best investment trusts for emerging market investors

The Utilico Emerging Markets investment trust focuses on infrastructure, an area its competitors often ignore.

House price affordability is slowly improving (ie, prices are falling)

The latest property market data reveals that UK house prices are falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change, and what it implies for the future.

Jeff Gundlach: don't bet on lower interest rates

The ten-year US Treasury yield has already hit its low for the year, says “bond king” Jeff Gundlach.

Chart of the week: the death of competition in America

The Economist has detected a slump in the number of times the words “competition” and “competitor” have been mentioned in annual reports over the past few years.

Bag a bargain in the investment-trust sector

Professional investor Charlotte Cuthbertson picks three stocks that exploit mispricings in the investment trust world.

Why you still shouldn’t touch Woodford Patient Capital with a bargepole

The price of the Woodford Patient Capital investment trust has fallen so far that you may think it looks like a bargain buy. Think again, says John Stepek.

How Britain became a world leader in wind power

Wind power is getting cheaper all the time, making Britain’s aim to curb carbon emissions look ever more achievable. Simon Wilson explains how we got here.

Currency Corner: how low can the euro go?

Dominic Frisby looks at the world’s two biggest currencies – the US dollar and the euro – and picks three clear targets for traders as the euro continues to slide.

This could be a huge contrarian “buy” signal for oil stocks

One of the world’s biggest oil companies has fallen out of the top ten US stocks by market capitalisation. There could be a buying opportunity here, says John Stepek.

Japan: ignore the rugby and buy the stocks

Japan won’t win the Rugby World Cup. But its stockmarket could prove a winner.

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.

Cracks emerge in corporate debt

The total value of non-financial corporate debt in the US is now almost $10trn, equivalent to half of America’s GDP.

The Federal Reserve's interest-rate fiddling loses its effectiveness

The Federal Reserve’s widely-anticipated decision to reduce interest rates to a range between 1.75% and 2% made little impression on the markets.

Why Thomas Cook collapsed

Thomas Cook has gone bust, leaving stakeholders, politicians and managers all blaming each other.

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