Investments

GM faces up to reality

GM’s job cuts and factory shutdowns make for bad politics – but the car giant has little choice, and investors know it. Matthew Partridge reports.

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.

Is the eurozone gloom overdone?

Compared with US shares, European stocks haven’t been as cheap as they are now in a long time.

Jim Rogers: what to buy now

Commodities will shine again, says professional investor Jim Rogers – but there are still some equity markets worth putting your money into.

Oil-price slide will boost global economic growth

Since early October, the oil price has fallen by a third to a one-year low of around $60 a barrel. But plenty of people will benefit from that.

Stockmarkets will struggle now that Goldilocks is gone

Until recently, stockmarket investors could count on a “Goldilocks” scenario: growth was robust enough to allay fears of a relapse into recession but weak enough to keep central banks pouring liquidity into the system. But not any more.

An investment trust worth waiting for

Investors should take this opportunity to invest in the ScotGems investment trust, says Max King.

“No better bet than uranium”

Things are looking up for the price of uranium. In mid-2018, the spot price stood at $23 per pound, roughly the same as two years ago. Now it is up by around a quarter.

XP Power has plenty in the tank

The slump in XP Power’s share price is absurdly overdone. Investors should seize this buying opportunity.

Impact investing: doing well by doing good

Sustainability will become the watchword for businesses. Professional investors Rupert Welchman and Victoria Leggett reveal where investors should put their money.

MP takes on property developers

Emma Lunn rounds up the property stories from the week that you might have missed.

Are there still opportunities in global property?

The worldwide housing bull market is on its last legs. But not all countries are equally vulnerable to a downturn. Sarah Moore surveys two that are still worth a look.

Property junkies face withdrawal

Unlike Britain and the US, Canada and Australia escaped a housing bear market during the global crisis ten years ago. They are now heading for long overdue and deep slumps, says Jonathan Compton

A once-in-a-generation chance to buy

Brexit fear has gripped the stockmarket. Now could be a rare opportunity to pick up London-listed stocks on the cheap, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

This is the most important central bank story of the week so far

Stockmarkets shot up yesterday after the Federal Reserve said it would hold back on raising interest rates. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change of heart and what it means for your money.

Oil was my 2016 “trade of the lustrum” – but should you keep holding on?

A couple of years ago, Dominic Frisby picked oil as the best five-year trade you could make. Now it’s in the doldrums, he revisits his trade to ask: what next?

The tech stock rout has only just begun

Matthew Partridge talks to fund manager Alasdair McKinnon, who explains what investors must learn from the past, and why Apple is a one-trick pony.

Will Jerome Powell toss markets a bone, or leave them hungry?

Markets are desperate for some crumbs of comfort from the US central bank. Previous Fed governors have been happy to oblige. But will the current boss, Jerome Powell, deliver?

Britain is now uninvestable – which probably makes now a good time to buy

The world’s investors are shunning the UK, says John Stepek. But when an asset class is as detested as UK stocks, that’s when you should look at buying.

Tech stocks go the way of the miniskirt as financial fashions change

Rising interest rates, higher labour costs and governments threatening harsher regulations and stricter tax regimes all mean last year’s must-have investments are now firmly out of fashion.

The charts that matter: crypto cracks

As the cryptocurrency bitcoin continued to crash this week, John Stepek looks at the charts the matter to the global economy to see where things 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.

Trading: go long John Laing

Infrastructure specialist John Laing is an efficient operator with room to grow, says Matthew Partridge.

Scott Minerd: the collapse in corporate credit

The slide and collapse in investment-grade credit has begun, says Scott Minerd, chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners.

How the future of motoring will drive profit growth

Professional investor Mark Whitehead picks three of his favourite stocks from the automotive sector.

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