RBS, Britain’s remaining semi-nationalised bank, has just paid a special dividend – but shareholders are anything but happy. Matthew Partridge reports.
Uncertainty over Brexit has prompted consumers and companies to put off investing in British stocks. Once clarity returns, cheap stocks should rebound, says David Stevenson.
The FTSE 100 is yielding more than double America’s S&P 500 index. But it’s not just blue-chip multinationals that are cheap. Domestically orientated British stocks are, too.
Last August the S&P’s bull market became the longest since World War II. Pundits have been predicting its end for some time now, but the economic backdrop suggests that there is no immediate reason to be bearish.
Around the world, things are looking up – employment is high and wages are rising. But investors remain fearful. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
Investors have plenty to worry about, but the end of the world is not nigh, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Just position your portfolio accordingly.
Brexit is looking increasingly like an over-hyped non-event. Even a no-deal Brexit would be no big deal. But it has made UK stocks very cheap. Here’s what to buy now.
Investors have pulled billions out of UK equity funds since the Brexit referendum in June 2016. This spells opportunity for long-term investors.
Over two years later, nothing has really changed on the Brexit front, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And UK stocks are still cheap.
Times are tough for traditional retailers now internet shopping has taken off. But some big names are successfully adapting to the new environment. What are they doing right? Matthew Partridge investigates.
What happens after Parliament’s resounding rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit deal is anyone’s guess. Here, John Stepek outlines some scenarios, and explains what it all means for your money.