Some claim that the downfall of Clarence Charles Hatry was the trigger for the Great Depression. John Stepek looks at what actually happened in the Hatry Crisis of 1929.
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.
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.
Stocks received a fillip when Donald Trump became president. Now it looks like the good times are back.
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.
The diesel emissions scandal shows how the profit motive seems always to have overriden concerns over unhealthy emissions, says James Lewisohn.
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.
The manic presenter of the Mad Money show on CNBC and founder of TheStreet.com is bullish.
In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: the fight against obesity; combating cancer; and an healthcare investment trust to buy now.
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.
Continental stocks have slipped since they reached a two-year high in May, but this may just be a pause for breath.
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.