US inflation is rising faster than anyone expected – but markets aren’t worried yet
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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
AMC cinema
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
Janet Yellen
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
AMC
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
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
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US stocks look expensive – here’s what to own instead
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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
What will Joe Biden’s “build back better” plan mean for markets?
US Economy

What will Joe Biden’s “build back better” plan mean for markets?

Joe Biden recently proposed a $2trn “build back better” stimulus plan for America – on top of the $1.9trn he announced earlier this year. Saloni Sarda…
6 Apr 2021
A big fund just blew up, rattling markets. What does that mean for your money?
Stockmarkets

A big fund just blew up, rattling markets. What does that mean for your money?

A huge, overleveraged investment fund was forced to sell big blocks of shares on Friday, causing waves in markets – and some painful losses for some i…
29 Mar 2021
Stocks and bonds are heading for an inflation scare
US stockmarkets

Stocks and bonds are heading for an inflation scare

There is talk of the ten-year US Treasury bond yield hitting 2%, which would be enough to threaten stock prices.
26 Mar 2021
How long can the Federal Reserve keep markets happy?
US Economy

How long can the Federal Reserve keep markets happy?

Markets breathed a sigh of relief after the Federal Reserve said it wouldn't raise interest rates for some time yet. But, asks John Stepek, how long w…
18 Mar 2021
Will Biden’s stimulus package fuel global inflation – and how can you protect your wealth?
US Economy

Will Biden’s stimulus package fuel global inflation – and how can you protect your wealth?

Joe Biden’s latest stimulus package threatens to fuel inflation around the globe. What should investors do?
12 Mar 2021
Rising bond yields rattle the financial system, sending tech stocks down
US stockmarkets

Rising bond yields rattle the financial system, sending tech stocks down

The yield on the US ten-year Treasury has risen from 0.9% at the start of the year to almost 1.6% this week, making stocks  – especially expensive tec…
12 Mar 2021
Facebook faces further fights over news
Tech stocks

Facebook faces further fights over news

Facebook has restored news to its Australian users. But its problems won’t stop there.
4 Mar 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world
Biotech stocks

Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine has been approved in the US, a sign that the world is making solid progress against Covid-19. Matthew Partridge reports
4 Mar 2021
DR Horton: US housebuilder that's piling up profits
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
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