US stockmarkets

Trump manages to get some work done – what does it mean for investors?

Donald Trump’s cut in the US corporate tax rate is good news for companies, but what about investors? John Stepek explains what it means for you.

Did one man trigger the Great Depression?

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.

What’s unsettled US stocks?

After eight weeks of gains on the trot, US stocks dipped last week.

Big changes leave stocks unmoved

The US administration has finally fleshed out its tax-reform proposals. But neither that nor the announcement of a new Fed chair made much difference to the markets.

The biggest lesson that 2007 can teach investors

Almost exactly a decade ago, the FTSE closed near its peak for the year. Then things deteriorated – rapidly. John Stepek looks at what lessons investors can draw from the crisis that ensued.

These charts suggest a US recession could be closer than we think

Neither investors nor economists are worried about the US. But there’s plenty of evidence to suggest a recession could be just around the corner, says Dominic Frisby.

Doped-up stocks will party on

The CBOE Volatility index, or “fear gauge”, which tracks the extent to which investors try to hedge against market turbulence, hit a 24-year low last week as US stocks hit new all-time highs.

Ned Davis: wary of high valuations

The US stock-market has continued to do well in recent months, despite high valuations, but contrarian investor Ned Davis of Ned Davis Research is wary.

The brutal global stockmarket crash that hit Britain hardest

In the latest of his series on stockmarket crashes, John Stepek looks at probably the worst in living memory: the crash of 1973/74.

Will US profits run out of steam?

America’s biggest companies produced a second successive quarter of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011 – but it’s hard to be optimistic about where profits are going.

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