Why you should own UK stocks – and what to buy
The UK’s stockmarkets are unusually cheap compared with the rest of the world. If you don’t have substantial holdings in UK stocks, you should, says M…
How the FTSE reshuffle works
Royal Mail has been demoted from the FTSE 100 in the latest quarterly review. John Stepek explains how the decision is made.
The British software sector stars investors should buy now
You might not think of the UK as a market full of promising tech stocks. But our small- and medium-sized companies are punching above their weight, sa…
The trouble with index-tracking funds
Index-tracking funds are great, cheap alternatives to their overpriced active cousins. But they aren’t flawless, says John Stepek.
Don’t dismiss the Cape ratio
It’s easy to criticise our favoured valuation measure, but investors ignore its track record at their peril, says John Stepek.
FTSE 100 or FTSE 250: which is the best gauge of the UK's health?
The FTSE 100 recovered quickly after its post-Brexit falls, but the FTSE 250 continues to slide. Matthew Partridge explains which index is the most ac…