Stockmarkets

Aim makes its mark at last

London’s Alternative Market performed poorly during its first 20 years – but investors can no longer afford to ignore its 1,254 companies, says Max King.

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.

We face a bigger threat than 1987

After the 1987 crash, many expected the worst, says Edward Chancellor. Investors would be wise to be on their guard in case it happens again.

The biggest lesson that 2007 can teach investors

Almost exactly a decade ago, the FTSE closed near its peak for the year. Then things deteriorated – rapidly. John Stepek looks at what lessons investors can draw from the crisis that ensued.

A “Minsky moment” for China

The outgoing chairman of the People’s Bank of China warned that excessive optimism could lead to a sharp correction in the markets.

Progress still looks way off for Iran

Donald Trump’s threat to ditch the Iran nuclear deal could boost the country’s hardliners. But how does Iran’s political system and economy operate? Alex Rankine reports.

This week in Moneyweek: the risks and rewards of investing in startups

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: how to pick the stars of the future; cash in as the world lives longer; and a veteran fund  you shouldn’t ignore.

Wally Weitz: stocks won't stay expensive forever

It’s only a matter of time before stock prices revert to the mean, reckons Wally Weitz of Weitz Investments.

London IPOs are booming

The doom and gloom about Britain’s economic prospects has had no impact on initial public offerings (IPOs).

Brazil’s run is far from over

Brazilian stocks are on a roll. The benchmark Bovespa index gained 40% in 2016 and has notched up another 30% this year.

Where to find the world’s cheapest stocks

Many global stockmarkets have hit new all-time peaks this year. So where can you still find value?

The hidden risks of ETFs

Many fear that passive investing could lead to the next stock-market crash. Are they right to worry, asks John Stepek.

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