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.

High-flying tech stocks succumb to gravity

A round of earnings reports and subsequent jitters have wiped 10% off the FANG+ tech stock index in a week.

The slump in emerging markets is a great buying opportunity

Fears of another 1990s-style crisis are overblown: developing countries are now more resilient to external threats and less dependent on rich countries’ business cycles, says Rupert Foster. They also look cheap.

A turning point in the markets

This week – Tuesday in particular – could mark a significant a turning point in the markets, says John Stepek.

Why you should give the US stockmarket the benefit of the doubt – for now

There are plenty of reasons to think that US stockmarkets are due a big fall. But they carry on rising. It will happen eventually, says Dominic Frisby, but not yet.

The FAANGs are all different stocks – but they’ll all crash together

The FAANG tech stocks are all very different businesses, so shouldn’t really be lumped together. But that’s immaterial, says John Stepek. When the market turns, they will crash as one.

Why the stockmarket is like Love Island

Much like TV reality show Love Island, the stockmarket is a beauty contest. Matthew Partridge explains why, and how you can make it work to your advantage.

How China’s shifting monetary policy could fuel a final surge for global markets

China is moving away from reducing debt to focus on external problems. That could mean loosening monetary policy – and a rebound in market sentiment.

Nick Train: digital will thrive, but pick well

Investing in digital doesn’t mean sticking solely to traditional tech firms, says fund manager Nick Train.

Ryanair hits an air pocket

No-frills airline Ryanair is juggling spending increases with a long-term rise in labour costs. That’s bad news for its business model.

Prepare for a stormy summer for China's economy

A sliding currency, weakening stockmarket and the threat of a trade war with the US spell trouble for China’s economy.

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