The world feels very fragile at the moment. As though a lot of things could go wrong. But there is still plenty to be bullish about, says John Stepek. Here’s how you as an investor should tackle things.
The FTSE 100 saw a sharp rise yesterday after the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25% and extended its quantitative easing programme. The index closed up 1.6% at 6,740.
Baillie Gifford’s Tom Slater looks at Amazon’s remarkable Alexa, and the future of computing.
Too many companies are either not listing or going private, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That diverts the returns to the few, not the many.
The collapse of WeWork’s IPO suggests we’re not quite at the top of the bull market in listed stocks. But it does tell us a lot about the recent “unicorn” frenzy, says John Stepek – the bubble in private companies is now bursting.
If you’re looking for a reliable source of income for your retirement, you might be better off with high-yielding resources stocks than with an annuity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Foreign direct investment is supposed to stimulate productivity and growth in other countries by transferring skills, technology and capital. But much of it isn’t doing that,
Some big names in tech have floundered since listing. That may be a buying opportunity, says Matthew Lynn.
The “risk-off” move we saw over the past month or so has reversed. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
The valuations of WeWork, Peloton and little-known Australian unicorn iSignThis all point to the fact that the IPO bubble for so-called “tech” firms is bursting.
The British Airways pilots’ strike is the latest mishap in a series of PR disasters for the national flag-carrier. Where does it go from here? Matthew Partridge reports.
The UK’s turbulent political situation presents a dilemma for investors. British assets look cheap, but what happens if we get an extreme outcome? John Stepek looks at how bad things could get.