Black Friday, Amazon’s post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza, makes sense in America. But not in the UK, says John Stepek. Here, it’s laying waste to retailers’ most profitable time of year.
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Trump, Brexit, Frenchmen on the rampage – no wonder markets are depressed. Politics has certainly grabbed the headlines, that’s true. But it’s not the real reason for the market slump.
The US dollar doesn’t look like weakening anytime soon. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.
Manchester-based tech company Nanoco is flying, while oil producer Nostrum has had a bad year.
Emerging markets have had a tough year. Still, as investment guru Jeffrey Gundlach notes, they’ve still outperformed global indices.
One of Wall Street’s most reliable signals of danger in the markets is flashing. Is it time to worry, asks Marina Gerner.
China is rapidly increasing its influence over Latin America’s economies. This will bolster growth and development, creating opportunities for long-term investors, says James McKeigue.
After Theresa May’s less than convincing win in the Conservative Party’s no confidence vote, John Stepek looks at how the markets have reacted, and what it means for your money.
Theresa May’s postponement of the Brexit vote has increased the chances of no deal. That’s rattled the markets. But it wouldn’t be the worst outcome. John Stepek outlines the markets’ biggest fear.
The global economic dominance of the US was supposed to be fading by now. But it’s just not happening, says Matthew Lynn.
The inverted yield curve is the latest spectre to terrify financial markets. John Stepek explains what t is, and looks at the rest of the charts that matter most to the global economy.
The FTSE 100 is at its cheapest for two years. It’s made no capital gains for almost 20. And while it could get a lot cheaper, says John Stepek, it’s looking like good value.
Global investors seem thrilled at the prospect of Jair Bolsonaro taking over the Brazilian presidency. But the optimism looks wildly overdone.
Pharma giant Glaxo is going back to basics by buying biotech company Tesaro. But was the $5bn price tag too steep? Matthew Partridge reports.
The world’s stockmarkets cheered the news that China and the US had called a ceasefire in their trade war. But we’ve been here before.
With markets having such a brutal time of it at the moment, you may feel an irresistible urge to “do something”. John Stepek explains why you shouldn’t.
The “yellow vests” riots in France have met with a typically Gallic shrug from the country’s stockmarket. That’s very telling indeed, says Dominic Frisby.
Most economic indicators are flaky at best. But the “inverted yield curve” is uncannily accurate – and we’re heading for one now. John Stepek explains what it means for you.
At the G20 summit in Argentina this weekend, the US and China struck a truce in their trade war. John Stepek looks at what it means for the markets, and for your money.