Stockmarket crash: is the “superbubble” heading for a “superbust”?
Nasdaq tech stock index
Stockmarkets

Stockmarket crash: is the “superbubble” heading for a “superbust”?

America's Nasdaq stock index is down by more than 10% after soaring to all-time highs in a "superbubble". Are we about to see a "superbust" stockmarke…
21 Jan 2022
Tech stocks teeter as US Treasury bond yields rise
Trader on the New York Stock Exchange
Tech stocks

Tech stocks teeter as US Treasury bond yields rise

The realisation that central banks are about to tighten their monetary policies caused a sell-off in the tech-heavy Nasdaq stock index and the biggest…
14 Jan 2022
I wish I knew what a SPAC was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
TETA - What is a SPAC?
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 …
5 Jan 2022
Bob Iger: the man who reinvented Disney
Bob Iger and a fully grown adult dressed in a Mickey Mouse costume
People

Bob Iger: the man who reinvented Disney

Bob Iger is stepping down as head of the entertainment giant after 15 years in charge. He leaves a far stronger company in prime position for the futu…
18 Dec 2021
US stockmarket bubble has started to deflate
People going in to  GameStop shop
US stockmarkets

US stockmarket bubble has started to deflate

Sanity is making a tentative return to stockmarkets, with frothier corners of the market finally starting to deflate. 
17 Dec 2021
Interest rates: could Jerome Powell remove the markets’ “punch bowl”?
US stockmarkets

Interest rates: could Jerome Powell remove the markets’ “punch bowl”?

Markets have bounced on suggestion that the Omicron variant may be a less serious strain of Covid-19. But the Federal Reserve has turned hawkish, and …
10 Dec 2021
Tim Hayes: why I'm bullish on US and European stocks, but not the UK
Investment strategy

Tim Hayes: why I'm bullish on US and European stocks, but not the UK

Merryn talks to Tim Hayes, chief global investment strategist of Ned Davis Research, about why he's so bullish on US growth stocks, but not so keen o…
24 Nov 2021
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Jamie Dimon: the “president of Wall Street”
People

Jamie Dimon: the “president of Wall Street”

Since Jamie Dimon became CEO of JPMorgan, the bank has made total returns that easily outstrip its rivals and sits on $3.4trn in assets. What’s the se…
19 Nov 2021
US stocks surge to record highs
US stockmarkets

US stocks surge to record highs

The S&P 500 notched up eight straight record closes in a row recently, while the small-cap Russell 2000 index saw its first record close since March.
12 Nov 2021
The Federal Reserve is printing less money – so why have markets hit record levels?
US Economy

The Federal Reserve is printing less money – so why have markets hit record levels?

America’s central bank has started “tapering” – cutting back on its quantitative easing programme. But instead of markets falling, they’re hitting rec…
4 Nov 2021
Investors go wild for Trump’s Spac
US stockmarkets

Investors go wild for Trump’s Spac

Former US president Donald Trump launched a new social network last week that went through a special purpose acquisition vehicle (Spac). Matthew Lynn …
28 Oct 2021
Whistleblower allegations – where now for Facebook?
Tech stocks

Whistleblower allegations – where now for Facebook?

Facebook has come in for some fierce criticism after revelations from a former employee. Just how much damage has been done?
16 Oct 2021
It’s boom times for investment banks again – investors beware
Stockmarkets

It’s boom times for investment banks again – investors beware

The market for mergers and acquisitions is hitting record levels again. That's great news for investment bankers, but it's a red flag for investors. J…
4 Oct 2021
So much for the taper tantrum
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
Stockmarkets

US stocks ignore stellar earnings growth

US companies are posting …
12 Aug 2021
Inflation threatens the US earnings boom
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”
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?
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
Philip Morris goes “beyond nicotine”
Stocks and shares

Philip Morris goes “beyond nicotine”

US tobacco giant Philip Morris International has agreed to pay £1bn for British inhaler specialist Vectura.
23 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
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