Latest equities thinking
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.
The AIQ Podcast: The battle for innovation
2 Mar 2018
This latest episode of the AIQ Podcast investigates the battle for innovation between China and the West.
US equities: back to the future
2 Mar 2018
Even when taking account of currency movements and varying economic growth in both countries, US equities have comprehensively outpaced equities on this side of the Atlantic. Giles Parkinson discusses the US stock market’s outperformance.
Diversification life on the edge
26 Feb 2018
Diversification has fallen out of favour in UK boardrooms over recent decades. The recent trend towards making existing assets work even harder could be a better approach, says Trevor Green.
Investors cheering China's market expansion should be careful what they wish for
24 Feb 2018
A new pilot scheme could give investors greater access to China’s vast equity market. But the project may also affect the performance of existing Hong Kong-listed shares, says Will Ballard.