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Will this year bring any cheer for China's markets?

China's double-digit growth rates of previous decades are long gone. Will the weakness continue?
17 Jan 2020
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Why investors should be “cautiously bullish” for 2020

Analysts have been out in force making rosy predictions for stockmarkets in 2020, but while there is certainly a case for optimism, investors should r…
17 Jan 2020
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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.
17 Jan 2020
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Plaid: Visa’s pricey bet on the future of finance

Visa has paid $5.3bn for fintech start-up Plaid, following on from last year’s purchase of cross-border payments company Earthport.
16 Jan 2020
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Class acts going cheap: buy into Europe’s best bargains

Value investing appears to be making a comeback, while shares on this side of the Atlantic are more appealing on metrics such as price/earnings ratios…
16 Jan 2020
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Boeing’s bleak future

Aircraft maker Boeing’s nosedive has accelerated this week owing to emails highlighting its toxic corporate culture. Matthew Partridge reports.
16 Jan 2020
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Buying shares can be a tricky business

A tip gone bad reminds John Stepek that buying shares in troubled companies in the hope that they can turn themselves around doesn't always pay off.
16 Jan 2020
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Where will markets be in 2030? Here are 20 forecasts for the 2020s

A lot has changed in the last ten years – stockmarkets soared, technology transformed our lives and politics has changed beyond measure. Here, Dominic…
14 Jan 2020

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Here’s what really matters for markets in 2020

The current geopolitical turmoil is making headlines. But it isn’t particularly significant for investors, says John Stepek. What matters more is how …
10 Jan 2020
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Another year of politics for investors to worry about

It’s the start of another year and once again politics looms large in the minds of investors. This year, it’s an escalation in the temperature of the …
9 Jan 2020
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Frisby’s forecasts: here’s what’s definitely going to happen in 2020 (maybe)

From climate change to stocks, currencies and house prices, Dominic Frisby gets out his crystal ball and predicts what he thinks might happen in 2020.
8 Jan 2020
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The boom in passive investing won’t cause the next crash

Passive investment funds such as ETFs are now such a fundamental part of financial markets that some people worry that they will spark the next crash.…
7 Jan 2020
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Ben Inker: better times ahead for value investors

The years of pain for value investors could soon be at an end, GMO's Ben Inker said in a recent newsletter.
29 Dec 2019
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The winner of our corporate Baftas – the greatest companies of the past decade

Share price and sheer market clout has made video-streaming service Netflix the stand-out star of the stock titans in 2019, says Matthew Lynn.
28 Dec 2019
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Is the bull-run in stocks out of breath?

American equities soared beyond expectations this year. Yet after a year of outsize returns, most expect a far more modest showing in 2020.
27 Dec 2019
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Emerging economies find their feet

This year saw a return to normal for emerging markets. It’s a far cry from 2018, which brought misery for those betting on the world’s fastest-growing…
26 Dec 2019
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The good investments of the 2010s – and the bad

John Stepek takes a look back on which investments did well and which did badly in the decade that’s about to come to an end.
26 Dec 2019
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MoneyWeek's quiz of the year 2019

Between Brexit, a general election and now the impeachment of the US president, it’s been an eventful year. But how many big financial stories can you…
26 Dec 2019
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Three UK stocks for all seasons

Professional investor Robin Geffen picks three UK stocks that offer an attractive yield, income growth, and corporate resilience.
23 Dec 2019
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Chat of the week: Apple's market cap overtakes the US energy sector

Tech giant Apple, following a 70% share-price surge this year, has eclipsed the value of the entire US energy sector
23 Dec 2019
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South Africa is running out of time to reform its economy

Unless South Africa institutes economic reforms, including greater fiscal discipline, a clampdown on corruption, and easing labour laws, it risks losi…
22 Dec 2019
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The charts that matter: as the year draws to a close, optimism reigns

At the end of an eventful year, John Stepek casts his eye over the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
21 Dec 2019
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Cineworld heads to Canada with purchase of Cineplex

Cineworld's purchase of its Canadian rival Cineplex will allow it to tap the $770m annual revenues from the Canadian box office.
19 Dec 2019
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IFF’s DuPont takeover could prove a tasty dish

Food flavourings giant IFF has just spent $26.2bn on DuPont’s nutrition and biosciences business in its bid to become the giant of the flavourings and…
19 Dec 2019
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Easy money propels stocks to new highs

Interest-rate cuts in the US and renewed quantitative easing in Europe have driven rally in global equities, driving stocks ever higher.
19 Dec 2019
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How to play the Boris bounce – the British stocks to buy in 2020

Whatever else Boris Johnson has planned, one thing is clear – after years in the cold, it’s time to buy Britain, says John Stepek.
19 Dec 2019
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How long can the good times roll?

Despite all the doom and gloom that has dominated our headlines for most of 2019, Britain and most of the rest of the developing world is currently en…
19 Dec 2019
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Frisby’s forecasts – the year-end autopsy: how did he do?

Dominic Frisby looks back on the ten market forecasts he made at the start of the year and looks at what he got right, and what he got wrong.
18 Dec 2019
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Don’t bet on a stellar 2020 for the pound – but UK stocks should do fine

With the dust starting to settle after the general election, John Stepek looks at what the new Tory government might mean for your investments.
17 Dec 2019
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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…
16 Dec 2019
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The big risk for 2020: what if everything goes right?

Markets are positioned for a low-growth, low-rate world, says John Stepek. What if we get the opposite? Markets could get a nasty shock.
16 Dec 2019
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Tesco should keep its Asian assets

The £7bn that Tesco could get for its Tesco Lotus business in Asia looks enticing. But holding on to it would be smarter, says Matthew Lynn.
15 Dec 2019
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Markets are in a festive mood

With the MSCI World index up more than 21% and the FTSE All-World index loitering just shy of all-time high, markets are determined to end the year in…
13 Dec 2019
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Why the Conservative victory is good news for investors

The Conservatives' election victory is a big deal, says John Stepek. Markets have bounced and the pound has surged. Here's what it all means for the e…
13 Dec 2019
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Saudi Arabia's Aramco IPO falls short of expectations

Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant, has finally made it to market. But the regime struggled mightily to get it there. 
12 Dec 2019
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The Pacific Alliance is in the bargain basement. Buy it now

The recent political turmoil in Latin America doesn’t change the auspicious long-term economic outlook for Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. It spells…
12 Dec 2019
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Why traders should believe in Santa Claus

If it’s Christmas in the markets, it’s time for the Santa Claus rally. Dominic Frisby explains what it is, how it works, and how to play it.
11 Dec 2019
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How to plan for the general election result

John Stepek looks at the potential outcomes of Thursday’s general election and explains what each would mean for markets – and what you can do to prot…
10 Dec 2019
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Investors today are unreasonably bearish on oil companies

As the world looks to a future without fossil fuels, investors have abandoned oil companies. But we still need oil, says John Stepek. And this irratio…
9 Dec 2019
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The charts that matter: a fresh hope for the global economy?

John Stepek looks to the charts that matter most to the global economy to see if he can glean some signs of hope.
7 Dec 2019
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Economy

Have markets hit a top? Or are we heading for a Santa rally?

Has the stockmarket bull run gone has high as it can go, or is there some festive cheer for investors waiting around the corner? Dominic Frisby invest…
6 Dec 2019
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Yet another clanger at Ted Baker as it overstates its inventory by £25m

Ted Baker, the struggling fashion retailer, saw its share price fall to a ten-year low this week after it admitted that it had overstated the value of…
5 Dec 2019
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Economy

How Argentina embarked on the road to ruin

A century ago, Argentina was economically on a par with France and Germany. Left-wing populism may now have irretrievably ruined it, says Max King.
5 Dec 2019
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Short selling is not unethical – whatever the world's biggest pension fund tells you

Japan’s government pension fund is to stop lending the overseas shares it owns to short sellers. But in reality, there’s nothing wrong with short sell…
4 Dec 2019
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Free share-trading platforms are a boon for investors

The advent of free share-trading platforms will get more people buying shares. That’s a welcome development
1 Dec 2019
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UK stocks prepare for a "Boris bounce"

UK stocks could be in line for a bounce if the election result reduces political uncertainty.
29 Nov 2019
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Monks Investment Trust: Insuring Asia

SPONSORED CONTENT - The extraordinary expansion of Asia's middle class is turbocharging demand for products that provide a sense of security. Charles …
29 Nov 2019
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Taiwan bucks east Asia's regional trend

Taiwan's economy is bucking the regional slowdown, growing the fastest pace since early 2018 and in stark contrast to weakness elsewhere in east Asia.
28 Nov 2019
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Can LVMH make Tiffany shine?

LVMH has clinched a deal to buy the jewellery group Tiffany & Co for $16.6bn, marking the largest takeover on record in the luxury sector. But is the …
28 Nov 2019