Stockmarkets

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.

China-US trade truce boosts stocks

The world’s stockmarkets cheered the news that China and the US had called a ceasefire in their trade war. But we’ve been here before.

How to keep your head in markets when all around are losing theirs

With markets having such a brutal time of it at the moment, you may feel an irresistible urge to “do something”. John Stepek explains why you shouldn’t.

The market reaction to the French riots goes a long way to explaining them

The “yellow vests” riots in France have met with a typically Gallic shrug from the country’s stockmarket. That’s very telling indeed, says Dominic Frisby.

This signal is the closest you’ll get to a sure thing in economics

Most economic indicators are flaky at best. But the “inverted yield curve” is uncannily accurate – and we’re heading for one now. John Stepek explains what it means for you.

America’s trade truce with China is good news for markets

At the G20 summit in Argentina this weekend, the US and China struck a truce in their trade war. John Stepek looks at what it means for the markets, and for your money.

The charts that matter: Powell takes a telling from Trump

In a week when the US Federal Reserve turned dovish on interest rates, John Sepek looks at what that means to the global economy’s most important charts

GM faces up to reality

GM’s job cuts and factory shutdowns make for bad politics – but the car giant has little choice, and investors know it. Matthew Partridge reports.

Is the eurozone gloom overdone?

Compared with US shares, European stocks haven’t been as cheap as they are now in a long time.

Jim Rogers: what to buy now

Commodities will shine again, says professional investor Jim Rogers – but there are still some equity markets worth putting your money into.

Stockmarkets will struggle now that Goldilocks is gone

Until recently, stockmarket investors could count on a “Goldilocks” scenario: growth was robust enough to allay fears of a relapse into recession but weak enough to keep central banks pouring liquidity into the system. But not any more.

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