Investments

Markets are running on hope

Commodities markets have been one of the most notable casualties of the deterioration in trans-Pacific relations, while stockmarket losses have so far been modest.

Currency Corner: what’s next for the Canadian dollar?

The Canadian dollar – or loonie – is a “commodity” currency. At the peak of the commodities supercycle it was king. But it’s been sliding for years. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go next.

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.

The pound’s wild week

The pound hit four-month lows against the dollar last week amid another bout of political turbulence at Westminster.

Fiat Chrysler and Renault: a motoring mega-merger

A proposed merger between car giants Fiat Chrysler and Renault could be good news for both companies. Alex Rankine reports.

Running out of human workers? Better buy robots

Record high employment means that businesses are turning to automation – Merryn Somerset Webb asks Walter Price of the Allianz Technology Trust about the best ways to invest.

How to insulate your wealth from a Corbyn government

The European Parliamentary elections and PM Theresa May’s resignation have opened up a path to power for a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn, and he’s not exactly investor-friendly, says John Stepek.

What will it take for us to value real stuff again?

The intangible economy has ballooned in recent decades and today it looks all but unassailable. Dominic Frisby looks at what could bring it back down to earth.

WeWork launches subsidiary that will own its properties

WeWork, the shared office-space provider, is set to become its own landlord with the launch of its subsidiary, Ark.

Avon Rubber's share price will bounce back

Avon Rubber, the breathing and dairy farming equipment maker, has a promising future , says Richard Beddard.

Bittersweet profits for buy-to-let landlords

The government’s determination to make the buy-to-let sector less appealing to investors seems to have worked, with landlords suffering a dismal few years.

An investment trust to help you ride Europe’s rebound

Fidelity European Values offers exceptional promise at a great price by investing in large-cap European companies.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala: Trump's trade war is good news for India

Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is upbeat on the prospects for India.

Are your dividend payments at risk?

Vodafone cut its dividend payment by 40% earlier this month. How can you avoid similar disappointments?

Cash in on consumers in emerging markets

Austin Forey of the JPMorgan Emerging Markets Trust picks three stocks that should benefit from growth in emerging-market consumption.

The charts that matter: markets start to worry

With bond yields sliding this week as investors started to fret about global trade, John Stepek looks at the effect on the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: why we all need to keep a close eye on King Dollar

Dominic Frisby looks at the price of the most important currency in the world – the US dollar – and where it’s likely to be by the time Donald Trump’s term as president is up.

Reinflating Australia’s housing bubble

After 27 years without a recession, Australia’s economy has started to wobble. So the authorities are contemplating reinflating the housing bubble.

Investors are still too gloomy about UK stocks

Investors have deserted UK stocks en masse. But the FTSE 100 is one of the most attractive markets in the world for income-seekers.

Markets don’t think the Fed is sufficiently worried about the trade war

Markets took a tumble yesterday. Part of the reason is the escalating trade war. But mostly, says John Stepek, it’s down to the Fed, the US central bank. Here’s why.

Bond market signals gloom ahead

The bond market has a much better record than the stockmarket of predicting economic downturns. And last week, yields on ten-year US Treasury notes dipped as low as 2.37%.

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.

New front in trade war spooks stocks

The White House’s move against Huawei, the world’s second-biggest smartphone maker, takes the trade war into uncharted territory.

Ryanair share price struggles to regain altitude

Ever since Ryanair’s dispute with the pilots’ union in September 2017, the airline has been struggling, with the share price down by half from its peak.

Amazon sparks feeding frenzy in the takeaway food market

Amazon is re-entering the online takeaway market with a stake in Deliveroo – and it isn’t only rivals who should be worried. Matthew Partridge reports.

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