Apple’s share price fell sharply yesterday. It’s the sort of news that the market would have shrugged off in the past. But not any more. John Stepek explains why.
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Many investors believe active fund managers prove their worth when markets fall. But, as October’s mini-crash shows, that’s not true. Here’s what you should know before picking an active or a passive fund.
Publicly naming people behind with their taxes can work wonders – but it has its limits, says Matthew Lynn.
Since their 2018 high, Chinese stocks have lost a third of their value. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the fall, and asks if it’s time to buy.
Despite all the doom and gloom, there really is plenty to be optimistic about right now, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Plans for a third runway at Heathrow were finally approved earlier this year. But how will it all be paid for? Marina Gerner reports.
Around $50bn worth of equity investment has flowed out of the eurozone since January. But sellers have been harsh and Europe may offer a decent bet for 2019.
We have considered Japan to be a bargain for some time. But having suffered some of the steepest declines of all major equity markets in the past few weeks, it is now even more appealing.
The CSI 300 index has tumbled 21% this year and in October alone it fell by 8%. But it has since staged a small recovery.
Recent stockmarket jitters have been global, but uncertainty over our future relationship with the EU continues to dog British stocks. But therein lies opportunity.
Steve Eisman has a basket of about 50 stocks he would short if Britain ends up with a “Trotskyite” prime minister.
India looks ready to fulfil its long-term potential, says Rupert Foster. And Cris Sholto Heaton examines short-term risks in the financial sector and highlights the best investment trusts.
The markets got what they expected out of the US elections: political gridlock, which means no meddling by politicians. But it’s only a temporary reprieve, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
Despite all the hype, the result of the US mid-term elections is irrelevant to investors, says John Stepek. The markets will spin it whichever way they choose.
US companies are employing more people than ever, and wages are rising. That’s good for American workers, but not so good for the stockmarkets. John Stepek explains why.
John Stepek looks to the global economy’s most important charts to if they can shed any light on the direction of the world’s markets.
Investors get over-exuberant when markets approach the top. It’s when the biggest, most ridiculous deals get done. We may be about to see one happen now, says John Stepek.
Japan’s electronics giant Sony is on a roll, thanks to its games division. But it needs to diversify. Marina Gerner reports.
As central-bank largesse comes to an end, stocks are starting to look very highly valued indeed. Marina Gerner reports.
In the wake of this year’s various corporate blow-ups, scandals and nasty surprises, shareholders could be forgiven for wondering if non-executives are doing their job. Stephen Connolly asks if that’s fair.