Markets are bracing themselves for another monetary policy meeting from the US Federal Reserve. John Stepek explains why it’s so important.
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.
With another Brexit vote and inflation figures released in the UK, and US and China continuing to haggle over trade, John Stepek looks to the week ahead in the markets.
Huge multinational corporations wield far too much power, concentrate wealth in the wrong hands, and undermine governments’ sovereignty, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Professional investor David Cornell of the India Capital Growth Fund picks three top-performing Indian mid-cap stocks for adventurous investors to buy now.
As a young upstart airline, a combative approach was just what Ryanair needed. Now it needs to mellow, says Matthew Lynn.
As the stockmarket rally peters out, John Stepek looks to the global economy’s most important charts to see where we might go from here.
With interest rates rising during 2018, and market murmurs about inflation, income investors might have been hoping for juicier opportunities this year. But David Stevenson fears they’ll be disappointed.
Investors expect markets to behave logically and reasonably. But they don’t. They are wildly capricious. The only way to beat them, says John Stepek, is with a well thought-out, long-term strategy.
Russia’s economy surprised analysts by growing at its fastest pace in six years in 2018. But investors shouldn’t get too excited.
There is an adage that “as January goes, so does the year”. But data shows January’s market performance doesn’t actually have predictive power.
Jerome Powell went out of his way to placate liquidity-addicted markets last week. But if the US economy bounces back, the Fed may find itself having to raise rates – and very quickly too.