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 problems facing tech stocks have unsettled the stockmarket in the US, and Britain isn’t faring much better. Can investors expect the choppiness to continue? Dominic Frisby investigates.
The wheels are finally coming off for Tesla. John Stepek looks at what’s happened to the electric car maker’s shares this week, and the other charts that matter to investors.
Last week, Germany’s benchmark index, the Dax 30, produced a “death cross”: a widely watched technical indicator that often heralds further falls.
Mario Gabelli, founder, chairman and chief executive of GAMCO Investors, thinks investors should own a piece of a baseball team.
High street bellwether Next is just the latest big name to hit trouble. It has made mistakes, but is also grappling with sector-wide problems. Alice Gråhns reports.
A backlash has forced Aviva to think again about scrapping its preference shares – but the damage is done, says John Stepek.
Global dealmaking in 2018 has already exceeded the $1trn mark, the fastest start to a year on record. But is the M&A boom morphing into a bubble?
The old stockmarket adage of ‘sell in May and go away’ may be a warning that arrives too late this year.
If we end up in a full-blown trade war, investors should head for ‘closed’, or self-sufficient, economies.
The likes of Facebook, Google and Netflix have enjoyed a great run. But with governments cracking down, it’s time to pull the FANGs from your portfolio, says Jonathan Compton.