Janet Yellen ended her reign at the Fed with an interest-rate rise that set no pulses racing, but disappointed nobody either.
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.
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.
After eight weeks of gains on the trot, US stocks dipped last week.
Brazilian stocks have doubled in two years, but that momentum is now slowing.
The past eight years have been great for stocks. However, Jack Bogle, the founder and former CEO of passive-funds pioneer Vanguard Group, thinks that investors should brace themselves for lower returns.
One thing that people always get wrong about bubbles is that no one sees them coming. That’s just not true, says John Stepek.
Modern living has turned us into overweight, inactive couch potatoes. There’s an app for that, says Alice Gråhns – and an opportunity to profit for smart investors.
In MoneyWeek this week: what the upheaval in Saudi Arabia means for investors; a fund that’s returned 12% annually for 127 years; and a one-stop shop for global small-cap stocks.
In the third quarter, London was the busiest major stockmarket for initial public offerings (IPOs). But this quarter IPOs have hit troubled waters.
The US administration has finally fleshed out its tax-reform proposals. But neither that nor the announcement of a new Fed chair made much difference to the markets.
A lost decade for Asian stocks is over. Last week the MSCI Emerging Markets Asia index, which covers the major developing economies of the region apart from Japan, returned to its pre-crisis high of October 2007.