Inside Money

We ignore what’s happening in China at our great peril

The US/China trade war is bad news for markets, but China’s faltering consumer and overheated property markets could really raise the pressure.

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Inside Money: Don’t get left in the lurch in emerging market crisis

Weak currencies, a rising dollar and a splurge on cheap debt are some of the headwinds facing emerging markets.

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The bears have all come out of the woods at the same time

There are clear dangers for markets ahead, including the Russian bear and a mountain of debt that has built up around the world.

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Will the last bear in the room please stand up?

Bitcoin frenzy has echoes of the dotcom boom and indicates that euphoria is spilling over from the stock markets.

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Bull market cheerleading sounds like hot air - Brexit still a risk

The shambolic government and its Brexit negotiations as well as other economic indicators suggests Brexit worriers are right.

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Inertia is the enemy of investors in actively managed funds

We are all familiar with the phrase ‘past performance is not a guide to the future’ and other such disclaimers.

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Strong growth foundations are rebuilding BRIC allure

Follow the money: it’s a phrase that applies not only to investigative pursuits but also to investing. So is the ‘smart money’ suggesting that private investors should be tilting their portfolios towards emerging markets?

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Acid reflux about to burn the market that ate itself

Here is a question to which the answer may come as a surprise. Who have been the largest buyers of shares in the US stock market since 2009? It’s not investors; it’s listed companies buying their own shares.

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June signified a great deal more than just the end of May

If a week is a long time in politics then the three months since this column last appeared has been an eternity. And what happens next has potentially profound consequences for savers and investors.

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