Some people argue that ETFs undermine the structure of the stockmarket. That’s not really true, says John Stepek. But they could spark trouble in another area of the markets.
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.
The tech giants’ best days aren’t behind them. Far from it, says Matthew Lynn. A new wave of innovation is just beginning.
The internet giant is splashing cash on opaque and strategically questionable ventures. For now it is getting the benefit of the doubt, says Alice Gråhns.
Online TV streaming and content giant Netflix has caught up with both BM and Disney to become the S&P 500’s largest firm by market cap.
Vietnamese stocks have produced the best gains in Asia so far this year, with investors enticed by Vietnam’s ‘mini-China’ story”.
All the indicators point to a looming 30% fall in the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, says investor Mark Mobius, founder of Mobius Capital Partners.
Governments are flexing their muscles over bad corporate behaviour, starting with social media firms
What made social media companies so successful also makes them easy targets for government muscle-flexing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
After a fantastic run spanning decades, tobacco stocks look like they’re starting to fall. John Stepek looks at Big Tobacco’s decline and asks: is it still worth investing in?
As inflation rears its ugly head again, John Stepek looks at what the charts can tell us about the way the global economy could be heading.
Rising commodity prices have thrust inflation back to the forefront of investors’ minds. John Stepek explains the best way to profit.
Investors should tune out day-to-day noise and focus on the long-term trend, which means sticking with stocks and reinvesting your dividends.