Moderna’s “stunning” second vaccine
Scientist doing science
Biotech stocks

Moderna’s “stunning” second vaccine

America’s Moderna has come up with a vaccine even more promising than last week’s offering from Pfizer and BioNTech. Matthew Partridge reports
19 Nov 2020
Federal Reserve‘s “endless QE” cheers markets
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell
US stockmarkets

Federal Reserve‘s “endless QE” cheers markets

America's Federal Reserve has slashed interest rates and launched unprecedented bond-buying programmes that stretched its mandate to its limits. More …
13 Nov 2020
What the market reaction to the Covid vaccine news tells us about the “new normal”
Pfizer HQ
Stockmarkets

What the market reaction to the Covid vaccine news tells us about the “new normal”

Stockmarkets are soaring on news that Pfizer’s Covid vaccine could be much more effective than expected. It’s not all unbridled joy, however, and safe…
9 Nov 2020
The US election shows that what markets really like is certainty
Wall Street
Stockmarkets

The US election shows that what markets really like is certainty

The tight result in the US election shows that political stalemate could well be good for the markets, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
9 Nov 2020
Three US large-cap stocks that promise outsized returns
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Three US large-cap stocks that promise outsized returns

The fundamental long-term outlook for high-quality US large-cap stocks remains positive, says professional investor Timothy Parton of the JPMorgan Ame…
2 Nov 2020
Does it really matter who ends up in the White House?
US stockmarkets

Does it really matter who ends up in the White House?

Whoever wins the US election – be it Joe Biden or Donald Trump – is likely to spend piles of money to drive the recovery from Covid-19.
29 Oct 2020
Trump’s economic legacy
US election

Trump’s economic legacy

If the polls are right, Donald Trump will not be president of the United States for much longer. But right or not, what did he manage to achieve in th…
29 Oct 2020
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The US clampdown on firms “spoofing” the markets
US stockmarkets

The US clampdown on firms “spoofing” the markets

American regulators are slapping record fines on firms that cheat the markets using techniques such as “spoofing”. Even tougher action looks to be on …
24 Oct 2020
US election: stockmarkets don’t care who’s in the White House
US stockmarkets

US election: stockmarkets don’t care who’s in the White House

The economic cycle and America's central bank have a much bigger effect on long-term stockmarket returns than whether Democrats or Republicans are in …
23 Oct 2020
US stocks have a spring in their step
US stockmarkets

US stocks have a spring in their step

US stocks enjoyed their best week in three months last week, with the S&P 500 advancing 3.8% despite deadlock in Washington over a new stimulus bill.
16 Oct 2020
What the race for the White House means for your money
US election

What the race for the White House means for your money

American voters are about to decide whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will take the oath of office on 20 January. Matthew Partridge explains how vario…
15 Oct 2020
Trump’s Covid diagnosis has rattled markets – but you should sit tight
US stockmarkets

Trump’s Covid diagnosis has rattled markets – but you should sit tight

Donald Trump’s positive test for Covid-19 sent the markets into a tizz. But it’s not worth changing your investment plans over, says John Stepek. Here…
2 Oct 2020
Stockmarkets plagued by US presidential election anxiety
Stockmarkets

Stockmarkets plagued by US presidential election anxiety

A contested result in the US presidential election could bring months of deadlock in the stockmarkets. Investors should prepare for volatility.
1 Oct 2020
Are we really in a stockmarket bubble?
US stockmarkets

Are we really in a stockmarket bubble?

The rise of “cash shell” companies, sky-high valuations – everything seems to point to a stockmarket bubble. But all may not quite be as it appears, s…
28 Sep 2020
Trevor Milton: big dreamer wakes to a hard reality
People

Trevor Milton: big dreamer wakes to a hard reality

Trevor Milton wanted to be the next Elon Musk, and planned to revolutionise transport with hydrogen-powered trucks. His dreams are unravelling amid al…
27 Sep 2020
Snowflake: a very special IPO
Tech stocks

Snowflake: a very special IPO

The price of US technology company Snowflake, which floated last week, shot up by more than 150% at one point during the first day of trading.
24 Sep 2020
How options traders are driving the stockmarkets
Stockmarkets

How options traders are driving the stockmarkets

Ordinary investors in the US are increasingly turning to options. And that's making the markets very volatile.
21 Sep 2020
The tech-stock bubble starts to hiss air
Tech stocks

The tech-stock bubble starts to hiss air

America’s tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index soared by more than 70% from the March low to the end of August, but September has brought a rare reversal…
10 Sep 2020
Both bitcoin and tech stocks have tumbled – how much worse will it get?
Stockmarkets

Both bitcoin and tech stocks have tumbled – how much worse will it get?

The recent run-up in tech stocks was extraordinary to the point that it defied belief. Now, the bubble looks very much like it is bursting – taking bi…
9 Sep 2020
This “jam tomorrow” bull market may be nearing its end
Tech stocks

This “jam tomorrow” bull market may be nearing its end

The huge run up in US tech stocks is part of the wider “jam tomorrow” bubble. John Stepek explains what that is, and why it could be about to come to …
8 Sep 2020
America’s “tech cash shell” boom
US stockmarkets

America’s “tech cash shell” boom

America's tech companies are eschewing going public through an IPO and opting to use “special purpose acquisition companies” (SPACs) – also known as c…
4 Sep 2020
Is Zoom's profit rise set to slow?
US stockmarkets

Is Zoom's profit rise set to slow?

Zoom, the videoconferencing company, has produced an extraordinary surge in profits and sales. Can it keep up the momentum? Matthew Partridge reports
4 Sep 2020