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Around the world, things are looking up – employment is high and wages are rising. But investors remain fearful. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
John Stepek explains how investors often suffer from “home bias”, how it affects returns, and how to counter it.
Most fund managers don’t beat the market. Yet they are pretty good stock pickers. So what goes wrong?
Bear markets – periods of falling stock prices – are painful for investors. Thankfully, these days the worst is soon over.
With worrying data from bond yields and US jobless figures, John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to gauge the threat of a recession.
More than 1,400 CEOs of US companies left their jobs in 2018. But CEO exits can spell opportunity.
Forecasts for many of the world’s major economies is distinctly gloomy. But investors shouldn’t be too downhearted – the outlook for stockmarkets could be much brighter. John Stepek explains why.
The gloom on South Korea may be overdone and investors may be in line for not only rising stock prices, but rising dividends too.
Brazilian stocks have taken off since Jair Bolsonaro took office. But may return to earth just as quickly.
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Thailand has been in political turmoil for years, and the constant tension has hampered efforts to introduce structural reforms to boost efficiency.
Dominic Frisby outlines a beautifully simple, long-term trend-following strategy that works across most markets.
There’s a huge amount of investment pouring into self-driving cars. It could turn out to be a “glorious bubble”, says John Stepek. Here’s what’s going on, and the best way to invest.
With another Brexit vote and inflation figures released in the UK, and US and China continuing to haggle over trade, John Stepek looks to the week ahead in the markets.
Huge multinational corporations wield far too much power, concentrate wealth in the wrong hands, and undermine governments’ sovereignty, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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As a young upstart airline, a combative approach was just what Ryanair needed. Now it needs to mellow, says Matthew Lynn.