Stockmarkets

The return of the commodities supercycle
Copper foundry
Commodities

The return of the commodities supercycle

With copper prices recently hitting a seven-year high, we could be heading for a new commodities supercycle.
4 Dec 2020
What today's investors can learn from the bear markets of the past
Model in 1960s London
Investment strategy

What today's investors can learn from the bear markets of the past

Several key patterns emerge from a look at previous downturns, says Max King. The upshot is that fortune favours the brave – but don’t panic if you mi…
4 Dec 2020
Investing in Japan: much more than just a bet on a global rebound
Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga
Japan stockmarkets

Investing in Japan: much more than just a bet on a global rebound

Jonathan Allum, one of the finance industry’s longest-serving and most experienced observers of the Japanese market, talks to Merryn Somerset Webb abo…
4 Dec 2020
Prepare your portfolio for a return of the Roaring ’20s
"Roaring 20s" cover illustration
Share tips

Prepare your portfolio for a return of the Roaring ’20s

Don’t believe the pessimists. What with the end of lockdown and central bankers taking charge of government spending, party time is just around the co…
4 Dec 2020
Philip Green: retail king who lost the Midas touch
Philip Green
People

Philip Green: retail king who lost the Midas touch

Philip Green’s empire has collapsed, taking great chunks of the high street with it. In the Noughties his Topshop chain was called Britain’s favourite…
4 Dec 2020
Lloyds poaches its new boss from HSBC
Bank stocks

Lloyds poaches its new boss from HSBC

The high-street lender has appointed Charlie Nunn, HSBC’s head of wealth management, to be its new CEO. He faces a towering in-tray. Matthew Partridge…
3 Dec 2020
Debenhams closes its doors
UK stockmarkets

Debenhams closes its doors

Debenhams is to close all of its 124 stores after JD Sports ended discussions over a rescue deal.
3 Dec 2020
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Global stockmarkets notched up record gains in November
Stockmarkets

Global stockmarkets notched up record gains in November

Global stockmarkets have enjoyed their best month since 1988 this November, with the MSCI World index up 12.6%.
3 Dec 2020
3 December 1984: BT is sold off in a gamble over privatisation
This day in history

3 December 1984: BT is sold off in a gamble over privatisation

In a landmark test of privatisation, the government sold off over half its stake in British Telecom, on this day in 1984.
3 Dec 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Stephen Yiu on why, in a low quality market, you should buy only the best stocks – and don't over diversify
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Stephen Yiu on why, in a low quality market, you should buy only the best stocks – and don't over diversify

Merryn talks to Stephen Yiu of the Blue Whale Growth Fund about his investment approach and the sectors he likes, plus why you should stick with top q…
2 Dec 2020
Too embarrassed to ask: what are “bulls” and “bears”?
Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what are “bulls” and “bears”?

Two common terms you’ll hear when reading about markets are “bulls” and “bears”. But what do they mean? 
1 Dec 2020
Vaccines, value investing and UK stocks
Value investing

Vaccines, value investing and UK stocks

Vaccines promise a return to normal life. And that bodes well for “value” stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb – and for the UK market in particular.
30 Nov 2020
Emerging markets set to bounce – and these eight funds will profit
Emerging markets

Emerging markets set to bounce – and these eight funds will profit

Many developing countries were knocked sideways by Covid-19. But they are now ready to rebound. David Stevenson picks the eight best emerging market f…
30 Nov 2020
Are rights issues worth it?
Investment strategy

Are rights issues worth it?

Companies have been using rights issues to raise money from shareholders in record numbers this year. Should you chip in?
30 Nov 2020
Big Pharma deserves its reward for coming up with Covid-19 vaccines
Biotech stocks

Big Pharma deserves its reward for coming up with Covid-19 vaccines

Calls to restrain drug companies' profits from making Covid-19 vaccines are misplaced and would do more harm than good, says Matthew Lynn
29 Nov 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Jonathan Allum on why Japan is both different and the same
Japan stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Jonathan Allum on why Japan is both different and the same

Merryn talks to Japan expert Jonathan Allum who explains why many people's ideas of Japan are misguided, and why if you're looking to profit from a po…
27 Nov 2020
Bill Ackman: beware of short-term market volatility
Investment gurus

Bill Ackman: beware of short-term market volatility

Bill Ackman, founder of the Pershing Square hedge fund, is upbeat on prospects for markets in 2021, but is worried about short-term volatility as coro…
27 Nov 2020
Share tips of the week
Share tips

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.
27 Nov 2020
AA reaches the end of the public road in private equity takeover
UK stockmarkets

AA reaches the end of the public road in private equity takeover

The AA says it is inclined to recommend a £218m takeover proposal from from a private equity firm.
26 Nov 2020
More good news as AstraZeneca finds a third Covid vaccine
Biotech stocks

More good news as AstraZeneca finds a third Covid vaccine

Another week, another Covid-19 vaccine. This one from AstraZeneca and Oxford University is homegrown and ready to roll out fast. Matthew Partridge rep…
26 Nov 2020
Stockmarkets remain unimpressed by news of the latest vaccine
Stockmarkets

Stockmarkets remain unimpressed by news of the latest vaccine

Stockmarkets went mad on news of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, but a similar update from AstraZeneca brought little more than a shrug.
26 Nov 2020
China cracks down on its technology giants
China stockmarkets

China cracks down on its technology giants

Alibaba, Tencent and their peers grew fast by exploiting gaps in a heavily regulated economy. But with the Chinese government tightening the rules, th…
26 Nov 2020