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 [...]

Get ready for epic levels of monetary debasement

With central bankers turning ultra-dovish, it looks like the currency wars are back on the agenda. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for your money.

Custodian: this Reit will look after your cash

Custodian Reit has been grappling with retail turmoil, but that is only a small part of the picture.

Bitcoin is back in a bear market – but don’t sell now

After its recent spectacular rise, bitcoin suffered a whopping great selloff that, technically, put it back in a bear market. But that doesn’t mean you should sell, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s why.

Give these 19 investment trusts a chance

Investors should spare a thought for these 19 out-of-favour investment trusts, says David Stevenson.

Investors should head east for income growth

Dividend payouts are also on the up in Asia. Income investor should look to these two investment trusts to get a slice.

Why investors should spit out Beyond Meat

Competitors will nibble away at vegan-burger maker Beyond Meat’s market share – and it is absurdly overpriced.

Woodford's fund stays shut – but it is time to buy Patient Capital?

John Stepek examines Neil Woodford’s progress in fixing his Equity Income Fund, and asks if it’s worth buying the Patient Capital Trust instead – while running his eye over an alternative trust for your portfolio.

A Gary Shilling: we're already in a recession – but the future is bright

Author and strategist A Gary Shilling says the US economy is declining. But a recession won’t last, and things are looking good in the longer term.

Three top-notch stocks to own come rain or shine

Forget about growth, says professional investor Ilan Chaitowitz, focus on the underlying quality of the businesses. Here, he picks three of his favourite high quality stocks at attractive valuations.

Forget the trade truce – here’s what really matters for markets now

Markets rallied after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping patched up their differences at the G20 summit. But trade talks are just a sideshow. What really matters is what happens to the US dollar.

Avoiding a run on your fund

Another fund manager had trouble with illiquid portfolio holdings this week. It’s starting to become a habit.

Prepare for another Trump bump in 2020

What can we expect if Donald Trump wins again in 2020? These three big changes look likely, says Matthew Lynn.

Help to Buy: a crazy subsidy for housebuilders

The government’s Help to Buy scheme would appear to be a great success in terms of the numbers of people it has helped to buy a property. But it has a darker underside, says Simon Wilson.

The charts that matter: the bond bubble keeps getting bigger

Markets are still absorbing the impact of the Federal Reserve’s shift closer to cutting rates that we saw last week. John Stepek looks at what’s happening to the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: it’s time to sell the US dollar - here’s why

Dominic Frisby’s trend-following system is telling him that the US dollar, in the medium-term at least, is a sell. Here’s why.

Private equity’s “wall of money” is back at pre-financial crisis levels

2019 is on course to be a record year for private equity deals. The latest is TDR Capital’s £2bn bid for car auction group BCA. John Stepek looks at what all this money sloshing about means for the 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.

Allergan: AbbVie’s expensive facelift

Pharma giant AbbVie is buying Botox maker Allergan for $63bn. That’s a huge sum given the target’s uncertain prospects. Matthew Partridge reports.

The fresh madness in the bond markets

Plunging bond yields are sending an unambiguous distress call as investors fret about everything from a weaker global economy and the trade war to Middle Eastern geopolitics and low inflation.

Gold is poised for a new bull market

The price of golf has hit a six-year high, breaching the $1,400 an ounce level not seen since August 2013.

Carrefour checks out of China

Supermarket group Carrefour is selling an 80% stake in its Chinese division, after trying various tactics to bolster its performance.

Neil Woodford, fund managers, and the systemic risk to the financial system

The consequences from the Neil Woodford debacle aren’t limited to his fund’s investors. He and his ilk could pose a systemic risk to the financial system, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What Neil Woodford’s debacle can teach us about liquidity

Star fund manager Neil Woodford got into trouble with small, illiquid assets. Scott Longley explains what investors should look out for when sizing up smaller companies.

Why investors should keep an eye on video games

The video games sector will take a great leap forward when consumers start streaming them like films and music. Stephen Connolly looks at how to invest.

The lure of Latin America: get set for a new mining boom

Latin America has long been fertile, yet dangerous territory for mining investors. But now the legal backdrop is improving and the prospects for the region’s main metals are excellent, says James McKeigue.

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