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.

Brave investors should venture out to frontier markets

Look beyond emerging markets: a category of small, exotic countries known as frontier markets are illiquid and highly risky – but could be very rewarding, says David Stevenson.

Netflix: a crisis of faith

Streaming giant Netflix has fallen short of its new subscriber targets. But it is still streets ahead of its media rivals. Alice Gråhns reports

Good news for markets – fund managers are feeling jittery

Global fund managers are getting nervous, and are holding on to their cash. But that might actually be good for the markets, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

Snap up cheap British stocks

American stocks are looking very expensive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should sell, says John Stepek.

If you'd invested in: Findel and N Brown Group

Retailer Findel has seen sales surge, while counterpart N Brown Group is considering closing all its physical shops.

Samsung starts to struggle

A slowdown in smartphone sales has dented profits at the Korean tech giant. But that’s not the only problem. Alice Gråhns reports.

The spectre of a crisis still haunts Europe

With talk of a trade war hampering equities in a region that is dependent on exports, investors are going cold on Europe.

China: a bad time to tussle over tariffs

Investors may be overestimating China’s vulnerability to a trade war, but a slowing economy and an overheated property market, it’s not a good time.

Jim Cramer: FANGs can withstand trade tensions

FANG stocks – the big tech companies – are perfect for current market conditions, says former hedge-fund manager Jim Cramer.

Trump fires first shots in trade war

Donald Trump has fired the first shots in a US-China trade war, slapping tariffs on $34bn of Chinese imports, with another $16bn to follow soon.

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