DoorDash won't deliver for investors. Here's how to short it
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DoorDash won't deliver for investors. Here's how to short it

American food-delivery app DoorDash can’t even make money in a pandemic. Matthew Partridge explains the best way to short it.
20 Jan 2021
Prepare for the end of the epic bubble in US stocks
US stockmarkets

Prepare for the end of the epic bubble in US stocks

US stocks are as expensive as they’ve ever been. How can you prepare your portfolio for a bubble bursting?
18 Jan 2021
Elon Musk: the space oddity seeking world domination
People

Elon Musk: the space oddity seeking world domination

Elon Musk, the electric-car and space-travel pioneer who wants to move to Mars is now the world’s richest man. If he seems delusional, that’s all part…
16 Jan 2021
US stockmarkets shrug off the mob's rampage through the US Capitol building
US stockmarkets

US stockmarkets shrug off the mob's rampage through the US Capitol building

US stockmarkets seem more interested in the results of Senate elections in Georgia than on the lawless mob's raid on the country's Capitol building.
14 Jan 2021
US stocks are obviously in a bubble. But is it a rational bubble?
US stockmarkets

US stocks are obviously in a bubble. But is it a rational bubble?

Everyone wants to know if the US stockmarket is in a bubble. But that is the wrong question, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Of course it’s a bubble. The r…
14 Jan 2021
I wish I knew what a SPAC was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a SPAC was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

A financial instrument called a “special purpose acquisition company”, or SPAC for short, is growing increasingly popular in the US stockmarkets. But …
12 Jan 2021
Yes US stocks are in a big bubble. But when will it burst?
US stockmarkets

Yes US stocks are in a big bubble. But when will it burst?

There are plenty of indicators to suggest that US stocks are in a massive bubble right now, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at what might pop it.
11 Jan 2021
Bitcoin mania, inflation, and the idea of a great global reset
Bitcoin

Bitcoin mania, inflation, and the idea of a great global reset

Merryn and John talk about the US market's epic bubble, Tesla's nutty valuation and how bitcoin mania has taken over the world – is it really gold for…
8 Jan 2021
How rising oil prices could prick the US stockmarket bubble
Oil

How rising oil prices could prick the US stockmarket bubble

Even with the coronavirus resurgent and much of the world going back into lockdown, the oil price is rising. That could deal a serious blow to the US …
8 Jan 2021
Will America’s “healthy reflation” end in inflation?
US stockmarkets

Will America’s “healthy reflation” end in inflation?

Democratic control of the US Congress would give Joe Biden huge scope to stimulate the economy. But willie mean a “healthy reflation” for the economy …
8 Jan 2021
If this is a bubble, what’s going to prick it?
Stockmarkets

If this is a bubble, what’s going to prick it?

The US stockmarket crash might not come this year. But all indicators say it will happen at some point.
7 Jan 2021
Here’s why markets have shrugged off the US political turmoil
Investment strategy

Here’s why markets have shrugged off the US political turmoil

Despite all the current political shenanigans in the US, markets couldn’t seem to care less. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for your mone…
7 Jan 2021
Go for growth: the best bets in the US stockmarket
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Go for growth: the best bets in the US stockmarket

Nellie S. Huang and Anne Kates Smith of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance choose their favourites for 2021.
25 Dec 2020
Can Airbnb really be worth more than Marriott?
US stockmarkets

Can Airbnb really be worth more than Marriott?

Room-rental platform Airbnb ended its first day of trading at $144.70. That means it has a market cap of around $100bn, twice the value of Marriott, t…
17 Dec 2020
Is the reflation trade already priced into markets?
Investment strategy

Is the reflation trade already priced into markets?

Investors are betting that US stocks will lead the way as the global economy rebounds from Covid-19. But if you truly believe in the reflation trade, …
15 Dec 2020
US stocks are cheaper than they look – but are they cheap enough?
Investment strategy

US stocks are cheaper than they look – but are they cheap enough?

Adjusted for low interest rates, US stocks are not as pricey as they seem. But you may still be better off elsewhere, says John Stepek.
14 Dec 2020
12 December 1914: NYSE resumes stock trading
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12 December 1914: NYSE resumes stock trading

On this day in 1914, the New York Stock Exchange reopened for business after being closed at the outbreak of the First World War.
12 Dec 2020
Even Eeyore would join this stockmarket party
US stockmarkets

Even Eeyore would join this stockmarket party

US investors are the most bullish than they have been in two decades, with America’s S&P 500 reaching a new-all time high last Friday.
11 Dec 2020
Moderna’s “stunning” second vaccine
Biotech stocks

Moderna’s “stunning” second vaccine

America’s Moderna has come up with a vaccine even more promising than last week’s offering from Pfizer and BioNTech. Matthew Partridge reports
19 Nov 2020
Federal Reserve‘s “endless QE” cheers markets
US stockmarkets

Federal Reserve‘s “endless QE” cheers markets

America's Federal Reserve has slashed interest rates and launched unprecedented bond-buying programmes that stretched its mandate to its limits. More …
13 Nov 2020
What the market reaction to the Covid vaccine news tells us about the “new normal”
Stockmarkets

What the market reaction to the Covid vaccine news tells us about the “new normal”

Stockmarkets are soaring on news that Pfizer’s Covid vaccine could be much more effective than expected. It’s not all unbridled joy, however, and safe…
9 Nov 2020
The US election shows that what markets really like is certainty
Stockmarkets

The US election shows that what markets really like is certainty

The tight result in the US election shows that political stalemate could well be good for the markets, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
9 Nov 2020
Three US large-cap stocks that promise outsized returns
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Three US large-cap stocks that promise outsized returns

The fundamental long-term outlook for high-quality US large-cap stocks remains positive, says professional investor Timothy Parton of the JPMorgan Ame…
2 Nov 2020
Covid-19: Second wave grows as US election nears
Stockmarkets

Covid-19: Second wave grows as US election nears

The second wave of Covid-19 is buffeting global stock indices, while US markets remain focused on the presidential election polls.
29 Oct 2020