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.

How Venezuela is keeping Latin America on track for growth

Caracas is providing a bad example of how to run a country. Even the region’s populists are paying heed. Latin America remains open for business, says James McKeigue.

Amid all the worry, UK stocks look good

Many investors are selling out of British stocks, fearful of Brexit and a Corbyn government. That leaves the UK stockmarket a rare and special thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb: cheap.

The charts that matter: bitcoin and Brexit

Bitcoin went even madder this week, and it looks like progress on Brexit. John Stepek examines how the week’s events affect the charts that matter to the global economy

This week in MoneyWeek: Join the battle against killer diseases

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: curing today’s most serious diseases; an update to our investment trust portfolio; and some creative ideas for charitable giving.

What the yield curve says about markets

Something rather esoteric is drawing the attention of more cautious investors, says John Stepek. That something is the flattening yield curve. 

Trouble lies ahead in the markets

There are many signals knocking around in the markets that should make you nervous, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There is almost definitely trouble ahead.

Investors are taking expensive risks for little or no return

Investors are paying through the nose for risky assets that offer little in the way of returns. But there are some bargains about, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Trump manages to get some work done – what does it mean for investors?

Donald Trump’s cut in the US corporate tax rate is good news for companies, but what about investors? John Stepek explains what it means for you.

The charts that matter: it’s all about the bitcoin

This week it was all about bitcoin, says John Stepek. The digital currency’s explosive move higher really catapulted it into the limelight.

Neil Woodford: red lights are flashing in the markets - but Brexit is a huge opportunity

There are “so many lights flashing red that I am losing count”, says fund manager Neil Woodford. But Brexit doom-mongers are profoundly wrong about the prospects for the UK economy.

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