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.

Lord Rothschild: stocks could be on thin ice

Can firms maintain their currently high levels of profits against this backdrop? Lord Rothschild is sceptical.

The charts that matter: markets hold their breath

The yield curve suggested a recession was on the way when it inverted – but that could be up to two years away. John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to investors to see which way the markets are turning.

If this company manages to go public, it just has to mark the top of the market

Inverting yield curves and trade wars are all very worrying, says John Stepek. But nothing says “top of the market” like the stockmarket-listing of this company.

The charts that matter: the rush to safety

The now infamous yield curve inverted this week, and that’s sent investors running for cover. John Stepek looks at the charts that most most to investors to see how the markets have reacted.

Investors are in the grip of panic – don’t join them

With all that’s going on in the world, who could blame investors for losing their heads? Just remember to hold on to yours, says John Stepek – and stick to the plan.

Chart of the week: Argentina shocks investors (for a change)

Investors betting that Argentina had turned over a new leaf were given a nasty reminder of the country’s past this week.

India’s star is at risk of fading

The benchmark Nifty index is now down 9% and has just had its worst July for 17 years.

Why you need a plan for when the market panics

A reliable stockmarket warning bell may be about to send investors running for cover, says John Stepek. That’s when you will be glad you have your investment plan in place.

Adventurous investors should head for the frontier in Georgia

Georgia Capital, a London-listed investment fund, is trading on a big discount and looks a good bet for the brave.

Picking winning stocks matters

Just a few stocks account for the lion’s share of overall market gains. How can you make sure you own them?

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