Stockmarkets

Markets: interest rate cut boosts FTSE 100

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.

There are lots of reasons to be bearish – but you should stick with the bulls

There are plenty of reasons to be gloomy about the stockmarkets. But the trend remains up, says Dominic Frisby. And you don’t want to bet against the trend.

Japan is overlooked and mispriced – here's how to buy in

A new investment trust, the AVI Japan Opportunity Trust, focuses on neglected bargains in Japan’s small-cap sector.

How do you profit from market bubbles? Invest in “anti-bubbles”

The only real way to profit from market bubbles is to avoid them and invest in “anti-bubbles” instead. John Stepek explains what an anti-bubble is, and picks some of the most promising.

The charts that matter: the Fed gives the market the green light

This week, the Federal Reserve reassured investors that an interest rate cut is coming. John Stepek looks at how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.

What's behind the decline of the public company?

Between 1980 and 2000 around 310 companies went public every year in the US; this year there will be just 230, while the number of stocks being traded in the US fell by half between 1996 and 2016.

Good news on jobs scares US stockmarkets

June brought the best monthly US jobs growth of the year, but stockmarkets were not best pleased.

Deutsche Bank beats a retreat

Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest bank, has presented its latest plan to get out of trouble. But is it all too little too late? Ben Judge reports.

The Federal Reserve will do whatever it takes to keep this boom going

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell has finally realised what his job really is: keeping the markets sweet. That’s great news for investors, says John Stepek. At least until the inevitable crash.

Should you be worried about Deutsche Bank?

Deutsche Bank is shedding 18,000 staff. John Stepek examines what’s behind the layoffs – and asks if we are looking at another Lehman Brothers.

Scotland's “ethical” stockmarket is a rather neat idea

Plans are afoot for a new stockmarket for Scotland, which will only list companies that make a positive impact on society and the environment. It’s a neat idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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