US stockmarkets

The charts that matter: inflation fears come creeping back

As inflation rears its ugly head again, John Stepek looks at what the charts can tell us about the way the global economy could be heading.

Trade fears recede as US profits jump

Investors have become a bit more upbeat on the trade outlook, and are looking forward to a “monster” US earnings season.

The bull market is about to turn tail

The first few months of this year have been a disappointment for markets, says Andrew Van Sickle. Investors can expect more of the same.

Trump’s trade war is the perfect excuse for a market sell-off

Donald Trump’s determination to start a trade war has seen markets sell off. But Trump is a sideshow, says John Stepek. There are more fundamental reasons for markets to fall.

Reasons for investors to be cheerful

Merryn Somerset Webb may not be wildly bullish about equity markets, but here she channels her inner Tigger to find reasons to be positive.

Short the S&P 500 – again

Belief in the bull is overdone: investors should prepare for the coming correction, says Matthew Partridge.

Goldilocks will be bucked from the bull

Conditions have been just right for stock markets for a while. Andrew Van Sickle explains why it won’t last.

Don’t be fooled by the weak US wages data – inflation is still on the cards

The US economy is creating plenty of jobs, but wages are lagging. That should be good for markets. But investors shouldn’t get too excited, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

The balance between value and growth

Investors need to go a long way to find sensibly priced stocks today, but Japan and the US still offer pockets of value, Simon Edelsten tells Merryn Somerset Webb.

Trump’s tariffs are yet another sign that inflation is coming back

Donald Trump’s new tariffs on US steel and aluminium imports will have a serious effect on American business. John Stepek explains what that means for inflation, and for your money.

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