DR Horton: US housebuilder that's piling up profits
A D.R. Horton home under construction
Trading

DR Horton: US housebuilder that's piling up profits

US housebuilder DR Horton’s stock rests on firm foundations and looks cheap. Matthew Partridge looks at the best way to play it.
26 Feb 2021
Expect more turbulence as the market calls central bankers’ bluff
Wall Street
Stockmarkets

Expect more turbulence as the market calls central bankers’ bluff

With bond yields climbing and stockmarkets sliding, markets are hoping central bankers will step in again to repress interest rates – but that won’t …
26 Feb 2021
US stockmarket bubble just keeps getting bigger
Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen
US stockmarkets

US stockmarket bubble just keeps getting bigger

Despite the shine coming off tech stocks this week, valuations have been boosted by loose money and government spending. 
26 Feb 2021
Engine failure brings more turbulence for Boeing
United Airlines Boeing 777
US stockmarkets

Engine failure brings more turbulence for Boeing

Boeing is facing more trouble after one of its 777 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing when an engine burst into flames.
25 Feb 2021
Court decision on drivers’ rights sends Uber’s share price into reverse
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshah
Tech stocks

Court decision on drivers’ rights sends Uber’s share price into reverse

Uber must treat its drivers as staff rather than as self-employed contractors. What does this mean for its prospects?
25 Feb 2021
What’s in store for Amazon after Jeff Bezos bows out?
Tech stocks

What’s in store for Amazon after Jeff Bezos bows out?

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, is stepping down after 27 years in charge. What will change at the e-commerce behemoth? Matthew Partridge report…
12 Feb 2021
8 February 1971: Nasdaq begins trading
This day in history

8 February 1971: Nasdaq begins trading

On this day in 1971, America’s “National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations” – or Nasdaq exchange – began trading.
8 Feb 2021
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Stockmarkets shrug off turbulence
Stockmarkets

Stockmarkets shrug off turbulence

Stockmarkets have hit their first bout of turbulence of the year, but most are clinging onto January’s gains.
4 Feb 2021
How the Reddit mob could be good for shareholder capitalism
Stockmarkets

How the Reddit mob could be good for shareholder capitalism

The small investors of Reddit have very little hope of truly sticking it to Wall Street. But their new-found power could ultimately teach chief execut…
1 Feb 2021
US stockmarkets shrug off signs of overheating
US stockmarkets

US stockmarkets shrug off signs of overheating

Signs of overheating in the markets are everywhere, but that didn't stop US stocks hitting new record highs last week.
29 Jan 2021
Why has GameStop’s share price jumped by 1,700% in a month?
US stockmarkets

Why has GameStop’s share price jumped by 1,700% in a month?

GameStop, a struggling American video games retailer, has seen its share price rocket as private investors do battle with hedge funds shorting the sto…
28 Jan 2021
Joe Biden’s spending spree will lift American spirits and markets – but it comes with a sting in the tail
US stockmarkets

Joe Biden’s spending spree will lift American spirits and markets – but it comes with a sting in the tail

New US president Joe Biden is planning to throw trillions of dollars in stimulus at his country’s economy. Markets will love that. But it comes with a…
25 Jan 2021
When will the US stockmarket bubble burst?
US stockmarkets

When will the US stockmarket bubble burst?

With US stocks more expensive than before the Wall Street crash of 1929, there are growing signs of “mania”. But what will push markets over the edge?
22 Jan 2021
China touts electric-car maker Nio as the next Tesla
China stockmarkets

China touts electric-car maker Nio as the next Tesla

Shares in electric-car manufacturer Nio have rocketed over the past year. But can it keep motoring and live up to the hype? Matthew Partridge reports
20 Jan 2021
DoorDash won't deliver for investors. Here's how to short it
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DoorDash won't deliver for investors. Here's how to short it

American food-delivery app DoorDash can’t even make money in a pandemic. Matthew Partridge explains the best way to short it.
20 Jan 2021
Prepare for the end of the epic bubble in US stocks
US stockmarkets

Prepare for the end of the epic bubble in US stocks

US stocks are as expensive as they’ve ever been. How can you prepare your portfolio for a bubble bursting?
18 Jan 2021
Elon Musk: the space oddity seeking world domination
People

Elon Musk: the space oddity seeking world domination

Elon Musk, the electric-car and space-travel pioneer who wants to move to Mars is now the world’s richest man. If he seems delusional, that’s all part…
16 Jan 2021
US stockmarkets shrug off the mob's rampage through the US Capitol building
US stockmarkets

US stockmarkets shrug off the mob's rampage through the US Capitol building

US stockmarkets seem more interested in the results of Senate elections in Georgia than on the lawless mob's raid on the country's Capitol building.
14 Jan 2021
US stocks are obviously in a bubble. But is it a rational bubble?
US stockmarkets

US stocks are obviously in a bubble. But is it a rational bubble?

Everyone wants to know if the US stockmarket is in a bubble. But that is the wrong question, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Of course it’s a bubble. The r…
14 Jan 2021
I wish I knew what a SPAC was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a SPAC was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

A financial instrument called a “special purpose acquisition company”, or SPAC for short, is growing increasingly popular in the US stockmarkets. But …
12 Jan 2021
Yes US stocks are in a big bubble. But when will it burst?
US stockmarkets

Yes US stocks are in a big bubble. But when will it burst?

There are plenty of indicators to suggest that US stocks are in a massive bubble right now, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at what might pop it.
11 Jan 2021
Bitcoin mania, inflation, and the idea of a great global reset
Bitcoin

Bitcoin mania, inflation, and the idea of a great global reset

Merryn and John talk about the US market's epic bubble, Tesla's nutty valuation and how bitcoin mania has taken over the world – is it really gold for…
8 Jan 2021