If we are to prevent another Carillion from happening, boards and institutional shareholders need to take responsibility, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Profit warnings from Debenhams and Mothercare are more evidence that traditional retailers are fighting a losing battle against nimbler online competitors, says Ben Judge.
With signs of excess and irrational behaviour creeping in, the equity bull market is living on borrowed time. But before it crashes, it could surge another 30%, says John Stepek.
Right now, there’s one market in the world that professional investors really don’t like. Which means it could be ripe for a rally. Here, John Stepek explains what it is.
Many investors are selling out of British stocks, fearful of Brexit and a Corbyn government. That leaves the UK stockmarket a rare and special thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb: cheap.
There are “so many lights flashing red that I am losing count”, says fund manager Neil Woodford. But Brexit doom-mongers are profoundly wrong about the prospects for the UK economy.
Reinvested dividends account for the lion’s share of equity returns. So it’s good news that payouts are on the rise.
Shares in Centrica, owner of British Gas, come with a dividend yield of 8% after the share price fell dramatically last week. So should you buy in?
Five years after its launch in the UK, Small Business Saturday continues to go from strength to strength, says David Prosser.
Some claim that the downfall of Clarence Charles Hatry was the trigger for the Great Depression. John Stepek looks at what actually happened in the Hatry Crisis of 1929.
Modern living has turned us into overweight, inactive couch potatoes. There’s an app for that, says Alice Gråhns – and an opportunity to profit for smart investors.