The bull market in US equities is now 10 years old. On 9 March 2009, following the dramatic declines as a result of the global financial crisis, US stocks finally started to climb up again. For the past decade, despite some nasty brief corrections, prices have continued to rise ever higher.
Will the FTSE 100 continue its fine form? We outline the bull and bear cases.
There are clear dangers for markets ahead, including the Russian bear and a mountain of debt that has built up around the world.
Following heightened trade US-China trade tensions, Japan’s markets took a beating. Some investors, however, were already souring.
Something scary is bubbling under the surface in financial markets and could blow up into a sub-prime style crisis, leading fund managers have warned. The reason? Investors have become too complacent about macro risks and are behaving as if the era of cheap and easy money will never end.
After last week’s bout of volatility, markets appear to have once again returned to calm.
Global stock markets have recovered their poise, suggesting a more pronounced market correction is off the cards.
Last week’s global equity sell-off has continued Monday morning, with the FTSE 100 losing over 1 per cent since the opening bell.
Whether you are cautious or bullish on market prospects, investment trusts are an increasingly popular choice.
Bitcoin frenzy has echoes of the dotcom boom and indicates that euphoria is spilling over from the stock markets.