Latest equities thinking
US equities hit new highs
10 Oct 2018
Global equities experienced a mixed month in September with the US market reaching new highs, despite escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the third time this year.
Tariffed: who are the losers in Trump’s trade war?
1 Oct 2018
Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports are stoking market volatility, but there are also longer-term implications for economic growth in the US and beyond.
The Trump Legacy
15 Aug 2018
At the halfway point of his first term, we explore the impact Trump’s presidency may leave on America and the rest of the world.
Beyond the cave: behavioural science meets data science
10 Jul 2018
The idea unconscious biases influence decision-making in financial markets is nothing new. But behavioural finance has taken on new relevance in the age of Big Data and artificial intelligence.
Everybody wants to rule the world
10 Jul 2018
As tech titans such as Google and Amazon attempt to conquer new markets and conglomerates continue to dominate in emerging economies, we look at the ingredients that determine whether diversification succeeds – or fails.
The data economy revolution
3 Jul 2018
The data economy is evolving rapidly, bringing investment opportunities in network infrastructure, memory, storage and cybersecurity, as Jason Bohnet explains.
Shares boosted by Korea talks
31 May 2018
While interest rates appear to be on a gradual upward trajectory in much of the world, UK financial markets were forced to scale back expectations of tighter monetary policy as softer domestic economic data appeared to give the Bank of England pause for thought.
Trump and Kim: an unlikely bromance?
17 May 2018
An improvement in relations between the US and North Korea is good news for investors, writes Ed Wiltshire.
Sainsbury’s planned merger with Asda: who is in the money?
17 May 2018
James Balfour considers the implications of a tie-up between Sainsbury’s and Asda on the grocery retailing sector.
Global equity markets hit by rising trade tensions
8 Apr 2018
Global stock markets fell for a second month in a row in March, placing them in negative territory year to date, as worries over rising trade tensions between the US and China unnerved investors.
Are stock markets starting to signal a recession?
2 Apr 2018
With sentiment towards equities having taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks, Giles Parkinson considers where markets may be heading and what action, if any, investors should take.
Global equity markets hit by worries over US rates
6 Mar 2018
Global shares suffered their first monthly decline in over a year as the prospect of looser US fiscal policy weighed on bond markets amid concern US interest rates will rise faster as inflation creeps up.