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.

A classic stockmarket horror story for October: the Panic of 1907

In the latest of his articles on history’s great financial disasters, John Stepek looks at what the Panic of 1907 can tell us about today’s markets.

A second Trump bump for stocks

Stocks received a fillip when Donald Trump became president. Now it looks like the good times are back.

Where to search for hidden gems

Funds are getting so big they can’t stoop to pick up smaller firms. That’s great for nimbler players such as Nick Greenwood, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How EU rules caused a diesel stink

The diesel emissions scandal shows how the profit motive seems always to have overriden concerns over unhealthy emissions, says James Lewisohn.

The future of flight: from London to New York in just 29 minutes

Elon Musk reckons he can launch a hypersonic rocket by 2022, while groundbreaking work is also going on in the UK. The sector could soon present fresh opportunities, says Chris Carter.

Jim Cramer: The bull has further to run

The manic presenter of the Mad Money show on CNBC and founder of TheStreet.com is bullish.

This week in MoneyWeek: profit as the world’s waistline expands

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: the fight against obesity; combating cancer; and an healthcare investment trust to buy now.

Japan: more icing on an appealing cake

The prospect of more monetary easing after a snap election to be held in October is another dollop of icing on an already appealing cake.

Stronger euro tempers Europe’s rally

Continental stocks have slipped since they reached a two-year high in May, but this may just be a pause for breath.

Germany is heading for turbulence

German stocks rose in September as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU party looked on course to secure a fourth term in office. But once she had won, they slipped.

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