Tech giant Amazon continues its march higher, with seemingly nobody concerned about any downside. John Stepek looks at this, and the rest of the charts that matter this week.
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.
Using leverage – borrowed money – to bet on equities looks like a bad idea right now. But there is one asset that might be worth a carefully considered punt.
Prices are rising in the US, and so far markets have taken it all in their stride, says John Stepek. The assumption is that the Fed won’t be making any sudden moves.
Investors in Twitter and Snap have got used to bad news, so the tech laggards’ latest results were encouraging. Alice Gråhns reports.
IT software group Aveva is hoping to become a global powerhouse, while energy supplier SSE is seeing customers leaving in their droves.
Stock markets in the US have enjoyed a long bull run. But as Matthew Partridge explains, it’s time to take the other side of the bet.
The fall in US stock prices has been a long time in coming, reckons investment guru Peter Schiff.
At first, stocks reacted entirely predictably to the higher-than-expected inflation data from the US, says John Stepek. And then, something else happened.
For the last two or three years, the UK housing market has gone nowhere. Dominic Frisby finds out if that’s likely to change in 2018.
It looks like we’re moving into a period of inflation – which will inevitably mean higher interest rates. And that’s not good for financial markets, says John Stepek.
If you own investments that have benefited from the market stability of the last few years (and you probably do) you’re vulnerable to losing money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.