Investments

Three investment funds that should prosper under a Corbyn government

A Corbyn government may not be welcomed by everyone, says David Stevenson, but it will bring investment opportunities. And these three funds should be able to take advantage.

Mind the US earnings GAAP

For US companies, the gap between Gaap and reported earnings per share reached $19 last year, making a big difference to the perception of company profits.

The message for investors from Uber’s flop IPO

Uber’s IPO has been a disaster. That suggests private markets are even more exuberant than public ones.

Profitable pills: where to find the best biotech stocks

Marek Poszepczynski of the International Biotechnology Trust highlights three top biotech stocks to buy now.

The future of the gig economy

It was hailed by boosters as the future of work, but court rulings are increasingly throwing a spanner in the works. Is the gig over for platform providers? 

The best ways to invest in gold

From ETFs and allocated accounts to sovereigns and Britannias, Dominic Frisby looks at some of the best ways to buy and sell gold.

Currency Corner: This cycle suggests that the next big move for sterling is up

Dominic Frisby explains why this uncannily reliable eight-year cycle in the pound means he’s bullish about sterling.

Trade war with China, rising tension with Iran – markets just don’t care

If markets reflected geopolitics, this week would have been brutal for stocks. But they just shrugged it off. So what’s going on? John Stepek explains what really drives markets.

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.

Can South Africa turn the corner?

Once a darling of emerging-market investors, South Africa became mired in endless corruption scandals under former president Jacob Zuma. Can Cyril Ramaphosa turn it around?

The mess at Metro Bank

Rumours of severe trouble at Metro Bank have badly rattled customers. It’s the latest episode in a sorry saga. Matthew Partridge reports.

Trump's tweet triggers trade tariff tit-for-tat

On Monday the US president tweeted that “China should not retaliate” to increased tariffs. But two hours later Beijing announced $60bn of its own tariffs, which wiped more than $1trn off global stocks.

The fallout from the trade war: what next for Asia?

The trade war between the US and China has left Asian economies caught in the middle,

Cash in on cannabis as a new industry emerges

The prohibitionist era is over: countries are rapidly legalising marijuana for medical and recreational use. Ben Judge reviews the latest developments and explains how to profit from pot.

The bitcoin rollercoaster has started up again – hang on tight!

Sentiment on bitcoin has made an about turn and the cryptocurrency is back on the rise. Dominic Frisby explains why, and whether it’s time to buy bitcoin again.

Find profits in storage units

Storage unit providers are taking good advantage of people’s reluctance to throw anything away. You can too.

Trade wars are a stupid idea, but it seems we’re going to have one anyway

Global markets have reacted badly to the escalation of the US-China trade war. John Stepek looks at what’s going on and what it means for your money.

Commercial property at a bargain price

Commercial property investment trust Hansteen should be high up on the buy list for disenchanted buy-to-let investors.

Uber’s big belly flop might be good news for wider markets

Uber’s share price took a massive hit after listing on the New York Stock Exchange. John Stepek looks at what its performance tells us about the wider market.

Snap up these solid German stocks now

Professional investor Mark Denham picks three German stocks that should be able to grow steadily under their own steam despite a subdued economic backdrop and generate good long-term return.

Berkshire Hathaway: don’t bet on a Buffett bounce

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has lagged the US stockmarket for years. Don’t bet on that changing, says John Stepek.

US profit margins are motoring

Profit margins are supposed to revert to the long-term average. In the US, however, they appear to be in a structural upswing.

The charts that matter: the trade war roars back with a vengeance

John Stepek looks at what the renewed threat of a US/China trade war means for the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: what’s next for the pound sterling?

Currencies crave stability. But there’s precious little of that around right now, says Dominic Frisby. So what hope is there for the pound?

The boom in dodgy US corporate debt

Investors are flocking back into CDOs – the debt instruments implicated in the financial crisis. But this time hedge funds have a new darling: corporate debt.

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