Apple’s share price fell sharply yesterday. It’s the sort of news that the market would have shrugged off in the past. But not any more. John Stepek explains why.
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.
US media conglomerate Comcast has emerged victorious in the battle for broadcaster Sky in a blind auction overseen by the UK’s Takeover Panel.
If you want to beat the professionals over the long term, put part of your portfolio in momentum stocks, and a part in value stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Shinzo Abe’s time as Japan’s prime minister has been good for investors. With his re-election as party leader, John Stepek sees no reason for that to change.
The emerging-market sell-off has engulfed India, but the big picture remains encouraging, and India should ride out this squall.
Tesco is launching its own version of Aldi and Lidl – but cashing in on the fast-growing discount sector won’t be easy.
US tech stocks continue to lead the global market upswing. The boom shows no sign of ending.
One of the few big opportunities in global markets is Japan’s small-cap value sector. And now there is finally a fund that focuses directly on this niche, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Professional investor Francesco Conte picks three outstanding small European companies to buy now.
The first ETF to track marijuana producers passed C$1bn in September, doubling its value in a year – but the sector is getting ahead of itself.
Over the past five years, Japanese companies’ average pre-tax profit margin has risen from 4.5% to 7.7%.