Last year emerging market stocks fell by nearly a quarter, says Marina Gerner. But in 2019 it has been a different story.
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There’s nothing remotely risqué in buying loss-making firms when they list, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But that doesn’t make it a good idea.
One proven route to market-beating returns is to invest in cheap stocks, says John Stepek. But it’s a lot harder than it looks.
The four-week moving average of weekly US jobless claims fell to 207,000, the lowest level in nearly 50 years. John Stepek looks at the chart as well as all of the others that matter most to investors.
Voting in the world’s largest election began this week in India and this time investors are looking forward to the results.
US stocks are going from strength to strength as improved data drives confidence. Marina Gerner reports.
So back goes the Brexit deadline once again, says John Stepek. It just goes to show that British stocks are undeniably good value.
Fears of a downturn are playing on the minds of plenty of investors right now, says John Stepek. But they are getting ahead of themselves.
A. Gary Shilling was among the few investors to correctly predict a lengthy stagnation in the wake of the financial crisis. Now he’s warning of a recession.
An inverted yield curve usually means a recession lies ahead. Is this time different? And does it matter? John Stepek explains.
British banks should be bolder and go looking for new opportunities in Europe, says Matthew Lynn.
With the “yield curve” bouncing back nicely, does that mean the risk of a recession is receding? To find out, John Stepek looks to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
Chinese stocks have staged an impressive rally, outperforming every other national index in the world in the first quarter of 2019. Can that continue?
Uncertainty over Brexit has prompted consumers and companies to put off investing in British stocks. Once clarity returns, cheap stocks should rebound, says David Stevenson.
Steve Eisman, the man who made his name by betting against the US housing market ahead of the subprime crash in 2008 now has Canada in his sites.
As US unemployment falls again, John Stepek looks at what it means for the markets and the global economy, plus a rundown of the rest of the charts that matter the most.
Turkey’s currency has slipped to an eight-month low against the US dollar, after a 40% slump in the first half of last year. The economy shrank by 3% in the fourth quarter of 2018 and inflation has reached almost 20%.
Markets have been spooked by the inversion of the US bond yield curve, which often – but not always – heralds a recession.
German giant Bayer has made a pig’s ear of buying the US biotech Monsanto: the stock is wilting amid legal trouble over a weedkiller. Matthew Partridge reports.
Turkey is one of the cheapest markets in the world right now. That’s usually a sign that you should buy. But is it really worth it? John Stepek weighs up the pros and cons.