Investments

Can you buy performance art?

You might have thought performance art was a fleeting experience that could not be bought. Turns out that's not true. Chris Carter looks at what you can get for your [...]

Why value stocks struggle during technological revolutions

History shows that value stocks always struggle during technological shifts. But when’s the turnaround?

Why one of the world’s top hedge fund managers thinks it's time to buy gold

Every now and again, markets undergo a “paradigm shift”. Hedge fund guru Ray Dalio thinks we’re near one now. And he’s buying gold. John Stepek explains why you should, too.

Chart of the week: sterling’s sea of troubles

Sterling slipped to a two-year low against the greenback this week, and remains around 12% below its pre-referendum level.

US tech companies face a new tax on revenues

American technology companies make billions, yet pay pennies in tax. New levies in France and Britain seek to change that. But will they work as intended? 

The charts that matter: the un-inverting of the yield curve

The US bond yield curve turned positive again at the tail end of this week. John Stepek looks at how it affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: what’s next for the euro?

Despite having only existed for 20 years, the euro is the world’s second-most traded currency and the second-largest reserve currency. Dominic Frisby looks at its performance against the dollar and the yen, and where it might go next.

Trump wants a weaker US dollar – so what can he do about it?

Donald Trump is a big fan of a weaker currency for America. John Stepek explains why, how he could target the US dollar, and what that would mean for investors.

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.

Thomas Cook’s holiday nightmare

High debt, fierce competition and one-off factors have pushed tour operator Thomas Cook to the brink of bankruptcy.

Investors are going bonkers for bonds

In a further sign of the mania gripping the bond market, Germany issued €3.15bn of zero-interest ten-year bonds last week.

The Federal Reserve spikes the markets' punch bowl

It is now a virtual certainty that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at the end of this month. And liquidity-addicted markets do love easy money.

Signs of a turn in tech stocks and value

If the next phase of the internet revolution is at hand, it could mark a return for value investing.

Invest in the clever and connected smart cities of the future

Smart cities are no longer futuristic fantasies. Chris Carter analyses their rapid development and explains how you can profit from them.

London house prices are tumbling: will it spread across the UK?

London house prices are falling at the fastest rate for ten years. John Stepek explains what’s behind the slide, and what it would take to create a UK-wide house-price crash.

There are lots of reasons to be bearish – but you should stick with the bulls

There are plenty of reasons to be gloomy about the stockmarkets. But the trend remains up, says Dominic Frisby. And you don’t want to bet against the trend.

Another bubble in bitcoin for traders to short

This surge in the bitcoin price seems no more likely to endure than the last one, says Matthew Partridge.

Japan is overlooked and mispriced – here's how to buy in

A new investment trust, the AVI Japan Opportunity Trust, focuses on neglected bargains in Japan’s small-cap sector.

How do you profit from market bubbles? Invest in “anti-bubbles”

The only real way to profit from market bubbles is to avoid them and invest in “anti-bubbles” instead. John Stepek explains what an anti-bubble is, and picks some of the most promising.

Three bargain stocks for a post-Brexit Britain

Stock valuations have been depressed since the EU referendum – but there will be long-term winners once the Brexit fog lifts, says professional investor Guy Anderson. Here, he picks picks three bargain stocks.

Mark Mobius: “I love gold”

Mark Mobius, perhaps the best-known emerging markets investor in the world, reckons that gold should form at least 10% of any investor’s portfolio. And now is a good time to buy.

CITR: how you can do well by doing good

Ignore corporate virtue-signalling. The CITR is a more practical and tax-efficient way for investors with a social conscience to help struggling communities, says David Stevenson.

The charts that matter: the Fed gives the market the green light

This week, the Federal Reserve reassured investors that an interest rate cut is coming. John Stepek looks at how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.

What's behind the decline of the public company?

Between 1980 and 2000 around 310 companies went public every year in the US; this year there will be just 230, while the number of stocks being traded in the US fell by half between 1996 and 2016.

Currency Corner: what will it take for sterling to turn around?

Sterling has had a woeful couple of years. But it’s not going anywhere until Brexit is resolved one way or another, says Dominic Frisby.

Good news: UK house prices are stuck in the doldrums

UK house prices are set to tread water while incomes rise, making property more affordable, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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