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Index investing – buying tracker funds – has revolutionised equity investing. But it’s not without its problems. John Stepek looks at how “semi-detached” share ownership can distort capitalism – and how to fix it.
China’s tension with the US is a problem. But the bigger problem, says John Stepek, is home grown: Xi Jinping backtracking on reform and tightening his grip on society.
The good news is that the charts aren’t pointing to a recession just yet, but they’re not far off, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the charts that matter most to investors.
Last year, we finally saw some sanity returning to the UK property market, with house prices falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what to expect this year.
As founder and chairman of Vanguard Group, Jack Bogle, who died last night, pioneered index funds and democratised investing. John Stepek examines his legacy.
What happens after Parliament’s resounding rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit deal is anyone’s guess. Here, John Stepek outlines some scenarios, and explains what it all means for your money.
Newmont Mining is merging with Goldcorp to become the world’s largest gold miner. Dominic Frisby looks at what it mean for the sector, and for investors.
One popular idea right now is that 2019 will be the year that actively managed funds trump passive funds. It sounds good, says John Stepek. But it’s nonsense. Here’s why.
John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to find out what’s behind the market’s latest rally, and how long it can last.
Markets around the world are rallying after their wobbles over Christmas. And as is usual these days, it’s all down to one thing. John Stepek explains.
Times are hard for UK retailers. But that doesn’t mean the sector’s not worth investing in, says John Stepek. Just make sure you know what you’re buying.
Dominic Frisby dusts off his crystal ball and makes ten very specific forecasts about what is going to happen in the year ahead.
From buying Brazil to apocalyptic solar flares and the notion of a European debt jubilee, John Stepek looks at some of the more outlandish calls analysts are making for 2019.
A grim Christmas trading period has given way to New Year euphoria. John Stepek looks at whether it really is time to celebrate, and explains what it means for your money.
Apple’s profit warning is an unnerving sign for investors that times are changing. John Stepek looks at what’s changed in the global economy’s most important charts.
With many investors fearing a recession and deflation, inflation is far from most people’s minds. But it’s something you really need to prepare for this year, says John Stepek.
Apple’s admission that sales will be lower than expected is clearly a problem for the tech giant. But it has much bigger implications for the global economy as a whole. John Stepek explains why.
Investors had a rough 2018 with many indices ending the year in bear markets. John Stepek looks at what was behind it all, and where markets might go in 2019.
To close the year, John Stepek picks five of his favourite books on economics, investing and human behaviour.
The US defaulting on its debt is almost unthinkable. But with Trump in charge, it’s a tiny bit more thinkable than it was. And that would have disastrous consequences for the dollar.