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Buy into UK mid-cap stocks' recovery with this investment trust
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Buy into UK mid-cap stocks' recovery with this investment trust

Schroder's investment trust specialising in UK mid-cap stocks has an impressive long-term record and looks cheap
14 Jul 2020
Three ideas for Lloyds Bank's new boss
Antonio Horta-Osorio
UK stockmarkets

Three ideas for Lloyds Bank's new boss

The Black Horse needs whipping into shape. A change at the top provides a great opportunity, says Matthew Lynn.
12 Jul 2020
China’s stockmarket melt-up will end in tears
People in Beijing
China stockmarkets

China’s stockmarket melt-up will end in tears

China's stockmarkets are up by 13% so far this year, but the rally could end in a brutal crash.
10 Jul 2020
What gold, bonds and tech stocks have in common
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What gold, bonds and tech stocks have in common

"Risk off" or "safe haven" assets such as gold and government bonds have been doing well lately. But so have riskier tech stocks. That seems to defy c…
10 Jul 2020
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Uber gobbles up US food-delivery platform Postmates
A bag of food from McDonald's ordered through the Postmates © Chandice Choi/AP/Shutterstock
US stockmarkets

Uber gobbles up US food-delivery platform Postmates

Shares in minicab firm Uber jumped by 4% after it acquired food-delivery platform Postmates for $2.65bn.
9 Jul 2020
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Three stocks to profit from corporate Japan’s cash piles
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Three stocks to profit from corporate Japan’s cash piles

Japanese companies have been piling up cash, but investors have been discounting its value. Here, professional investor Joe Bauernfreund highlights th…
6 Jul 2020
Wirecard's Markus Braun: schmoozing the elite with tech twaddle
People

Wirecard's Markus Braun: schmoozing the elite with tech twaddle

Markus Braun, the self-styled tech visionary behind failed German tech firm Wirecard, was adept at fooling the gullible. There were red flags from the…
4 Jul 2020

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What exactly is going on in the Wirecard scandal?
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What exactly is going on in the Wirecard scandal?

Wirecard, a darling of the German fintech sector, has collapsed and its boss has been charged with fraud. Red flags have waved for years, yet the regu…
4 Jul 2020
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Emerging markets: investors‘ search for yield is back on
Emerging markets

Emerging markets: investors‘ search for yield is back on

After dumping a record $55bn of stocks and bonds in the eight weeks to mid-March, foreigners bought $4.1bn in emerging market assets in May. 
3 Jul 2020
How can markets hit new record highs when the economy is in such a mess?
Stockmarkets

How can markets hit new record highs when the economy is in such a mess?

Despite the world being in the midst of a global pandemic, America's Nasdaq stock index just hit an all-time high. And it's not the only index on a bu…
3 Jul 2020
Has the stockmarket bounce stalled?
Stockmarkets

Has the stockmarket bounce stalled?

US stocks have come under renewed pressure as America suffers a second wave of Covid infections.
2 Jul 2020
Intu – the retail landlord laid low by coronavirus
UK stockmarkets

Intu – the retail landlord laid low by coronavirus

Covid-19 has plunged shopping-centre owner Intu into administration. But this crisis was years in the making. Matthew Partridge reports.
2 Jul 2020
Laura Foll: small companies, income, and the power of equity markets
UK stockmarkets

Laura Foll: small companies, income, and the power of equity markets

Merryn talks to fund manager Laura Foll about value, income yields and the UK market's underperformance, plus the benefits of smaller companies and th…
1 Jul 2020
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Fear of a second wave is getting a hold on the market
Stockmarkets

Fear of a second wave is getting a hold on the market

Stockmarkets wobbled after Covid-19 began to make a comeback in many US states. John Stepek looks at what it means for you as an investor.
29 Jun 2020
UK stocks offer historic value
UK stockmarkets

UK stocks offer historic value

With global stockmarkets so expensive, UK stocks offer a rare pocket of value. 
28 Jun 2020
When everyone hates an asset class, it’s usually a good time to buy
Investment strategy

When everyone hates an asset class, it’s usually a good time to buy

People often write off an entire asset class as “dead”, when it is merely in the gutter. And if it’s in the gutter, it’s cheap. John Stepek explains w…
26 Jun 2020
What's behind the wipeout at Wirecard?
European stockmarkets

What's behind the wipeout at Wirecard?

Wirecard, the German blue-chip technology group that specialised in payment-processing, has collapsed in scandal. Matthew Partridge reports.
25 Jun 2020
Many markets are expensive – but there is still value to be had
Stockmarkets

Many markets are expensive – but there is still value to be had

The wild optimism surrounding US tech stocks may be looking suspiciously bubble-like, but you can still find long-term value.
25 Jun 2020
Fund managers are feeling neurotic – that’s probably a good sign
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Fund managers are feeling neurotic – that’s probably a good sign

The latest survey of global fund managers suggests they're feeling nervous about the current state of the markets. But that's not necessarily a bad th…
22 Jun 2020
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Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines
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Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines

International dividends shouldn’t only mean companies in the US or Europe – the Far East has plenty of big payouts to offer. Cris Sholto Heaton looks …
22 Jun 2020
Four ways to give London's Aim market a boost
UK stockmarkets

Four ways to give London's Aim market a boost

Aim, the LSE’s junior stockmarket, is celebrating its 25th birthday. It could do with a makeover, says Matthew Lynn.
21 Jun 2020
Japanese stocks are a two-way bet
Japan stockmarkets

Japanese stocks are a two-way bet

If a global recovery takes hold, Japan’s export-orientated businesses will enjoy a surge. But if growth stays weak, its corporate cash mountain will s…
19 Jun 2020