UK stock markets

Three questions to ask before you buy shares in any UK high street retailer

Times are hard for UK retailers. But that doesn’t mean the sector’s not worth investing in, says John Stepek. Just make sure you know what you’re buying.

Britain is in the bargain basement

Our stockmarket has been an international pariah this year – all the more reason to snap up some deals.

How Amazon’s secret weapon is wreaking havoc on Britain’s retailers

Black Friday, Amazon’s post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza, makes sense in America. But not in the UK, says John Stepek. Here, it’s laying waste to retailers’ most profitable time of year.

Brexit or no Brexit, the UK is a good bet right now

All the emotion around Brexit is producing real value in the market right now, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s the perfect time snap up some UK bargains.

What does May’s victory mean for markets?

After Theresa May’s less than convincing win in the Conservative Party’s no confidence vote, John Stepek looks at how the markets have reacted, and what it means for your money.

What really scares markets about the latest Brexit mess

Theresa May’s postponement of the Brexit vote has increased the chances of no deal. That’s rattled the markets. But it wouldn’t be the worst outcome. John Stepek outlines the markets’ biggest fear.

The FTSE 100 has gone nowhere in nearly 20 years. That’s tempting

The FTSE 100 is at its cheapest for two years. It’s made no capital gains for almost 20. And while it could get a lot cheaper, says John Stepek, it’s looking like good value.

A once-in-a-generation chance to buy

Brexit fear has gripped the stockmarket. Now could be a rare opportunity to pick up London-listed stocks on the cheap, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Britain is now uninvestable – which probably makes now a good time to buy

The world’s investors are shunning the UK, says John Stepek. But when an asset class is as detested as UK stocks, that’s when you should look at buying.

How to invest for Brexit – whatever the outcome

Theresa May appears to have agreed a Brexit deal with Europe, but the odds of getting MPs to sign off on it look slim. John Stepek looks at what that could mean for your money.

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