As the US Federal Reserve backs off, John Stepek looks at how quantitative tightening is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.
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.
Investors had a rough 2018 with many indices ending the year in bear markets. John Stepek looks at what was behind it all, and where markets might go in 2019.
The flotation of the world’s biggest ride-hailing app will be a pivotal moment for equity markets, says Matthew Lynn.
Emerging markets account for most of the world’s ten worst-performing equity indices in 2018, but that doesn’t mean emerging markets in general are in crisis.
Our stockmarket has been an international pariah this year – all the more reason to snap up some deals.
The latest decision on interest rates from the Fed provided no comfort to markets – indeed, it supplied the impetus for the latest sell-off.
Facebook flopped, Disney dazzled, Elon Musk picked a fight and there was a case of mistaken identity on Wall Street. How much financial news of 2018 do you remember? Try the MoneyWeek Christmas quiz.
GSK and Pfizer are merging their consumer-healthcare businesses. GSK can now concentrate on its drugs pipeline. Alex Rankine reports.
Quantitative easing just postponed the pain of the 2008 crisis, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And quantitative tightening could make 2018 look almost rewarding compared to 2019.
We asked our contributors to choose their favourite investment ideas from around the world for this year and beyond. Here’s what they came up with.
Alan Greenspan, the former chair of the Federal Reserve, is worried that the US is heading for a period of stagflation.