So much for the taper tantrum
Jerome Powell
Government bonds

So much for the taper tantrum

Rather than throwing a tantrum at the prospect of a cut in US monetary stimulus, as confirmed by US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, investors …
3 Sep 2021
US stocks ignore stellar earnings growth
McDonalds
Stockmarkets

US stocks ignore stellar earnings growth

US companies are posting …
12 Aug 2021
Inflation threatens the US earnings boom
People at tables outside a restaurant
US stockmarkets

Inflation threatens the US earnings boom

America's Big Tech companies reported unexpectedly good second-quarter earnings. But investors are worried that the pandemic sales boom will falter as…
6 Aug 2021
Marlboro Man stubs it out as Philip Morris CEO says “ban cigarettes”
Jacek Olczak
Stockmarkets

Marlboro Man stubs it out as Philip Morris CEO says “ban cigarettes”

The boss of tobacco giant Philip Morris has called for a cigarette ban in the UK. But the industry isn’t about to disappear.
30 Jul 2021
Robinhood is going public – should you invest?
Robinhood app
US stockmarkets

Robinhood is going public – should you invest?

Online stockbroking app Robinhood is going public on the US stock exchange. Saloni Sardana looks at whether it's worth a punt.
29 Jul 2021
US stocks are ticking all the boxes of a bubble
US stockmarkets

US stocks are ticking all the boxes of a bubble

There are five key characteristics to every bubble, says analyst Richard Bernstein. This market meets them all
12 Jul 2021
Soho House IPO: celebrities’ hangout hits the market
US stockmarkets

Soho House IPO: celebrities’ hangout hits the market

Soho House has filed for an initial public offering in New York that values the group at more than $3bn.
25 Jun 2021
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The Federal Reserve will deliver a volatile summer for markets
US stockmarkets

The Federal Reserve will deliver a volatile summer for markets

America's central bank has hinted that it expects to raise interest rates twice in 2023, sending send markets into a spin. There's more volatility to …
25 Jun 2021
Didi Chuxing – “China’s Uber” – arrives for New York stockmarket listed
US stockmarkets

Didi Chuxing – “China’s Uber” – arrives for New York stockmarket listed

Chinese minicab company Didi Chuxing has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US.
17 Jun 2021
US inflation is rising faster than anyone expected – but markets aren’t worried yet
Inflation

US inflation is rising faster than anyone expected – but markets aren’t worried yet

US inflation is at its highest in nearly 30 years. But markets are unfazed, banking on it being just a temporary blip. John Stepek isn’t so sure. Here…
11 Jun 2021
A twist in the tale at struggling cinema chain AMC
US stockmarkets

A twist in the tale at struggling cinema chain AMC

American cinema chain AMC may have secured a new lease of life now that it has become the new GameStop. Matthew Partridge reports.
10 Jun 2021
Why markets don’t really mind weak US employment data
US Economy

Why markets don’t really mind weak US employment data

The latest US employment data was worse than expected. And while the dollar took a knock, the stockmarket rallied. John Stepek explains why markets ar…
7 Jun 2021
AMC is a wildly overvalued joke – but it's good news for shareholder democracy
Investments

AMC is a wildly overvalued joke – but it's good news for shareholder democracy

AMC shares have exploded even as the company sold 8.5 million new shares to Mudrick Capital this week. John Stepek explains what's behind the stock's …
3 Jun 2021
The stockmarket's Spac frenzy is cooling
Stockmarkets

The stockmarket's Spac frenzy is cooling

The special purpose acquisition company (Spac) boom is cooling.
28 May 2021
Procter & Gamble’s right royal celebrity folly
US stockmarkets

Procter & Gamble’s right royal celebrity folly

Procter & Gamble wants the Sussexes to be its shield against the woke, but they are a costly distraction from real issues, says Matthew Lynn.
23 May 2021
Economic recovery powers a boom in share buybacks
US stockmarkets

Economic recovery powers a boom in share buybacks

After better-than-expected first-quarter results, US firms are buying back their own shares at the fastest rate in over 20 years.
21 May 2021
AT&T ditches media dreams as it spins out WarnerMedia
US stockmarkets

AT&T ditches media dreams as it spins out WarnerMedia

Communications group AT&T is spinning off its WarnerMedia business just three years after buying it. Matthew Partridge reports
20 May 2021
US stocks look expensive – here’s what to own instead
Investment strategy

US stocks look expensive – here’s what to own instead

Right now, US stocks are among the most expensive in the world. So if you want a decent return on your investments, you should look into diversifying …
17 May 2021
Berkshire Hathaway's AGM: “Warren's Woodstock” turns ugly
US stockmarkets

Berkshire Hathaway's AGM: “Warren's Woodstock” turns ugly

The successor to legendary investor Warren Buffett has finally been named. But discontent among Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders is spreading. Alex R…
6 May 2021
A knockout corporate earnings season for the US stockmarket
US stockmarkets

A knockout corporate earnings season for the US stockmarket

First-quarter corporate earnings in the US beat analysts’ forecasts by a mammoth 30%.
23 Apr 2021
Arm Holdings takeover: has Nvidia had its chips?
Tech stocks

Arm Holdings takeover: has Nvidia had its chips?

The takeover of Britain’s semiconductor group Arm Holdings by its US rival Nvidia could be running into the sand, says Matthew Partridge.
22 Apr 2021
Coinbase, America’s largest crypto exchange, is going public. Should you invest?
US stockmarkets

Coinbase, America’s largest crypto exchange, is going public. Should you invest?

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange, hoping to cash in on the current crypto-mania. Saloni Sardana looks at wheth…
13 Apr 2021