Developed economies

Is a perfect storm brewing in markets?

The markets are jumpy and a broadly positive backdrop is being tested by the Q3 earnings season.

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Fund managers increasingly pessimistic about the global economy

Driving the bearishness over the global economy was primarily the ongoing trade war between the US and China.

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What can the Great Depression teach us about Trump’s trade war?

Investors seeking to navigate a safe passage through the trade war with China should look to US history for lessons.

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Red October returns: here’s why it’s different this time

Investors are witnessing the repercussions of quantitative easing being whipped away from the stock market party. What’s likely to happen next in markets?

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Japan's economy is changing slowly but surely

Investors periodically get excited about Japan changing and buy the stock market, only to give up a year or two later, disappointed at the pace of reform.

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How to profit from an ageing population

What are the familiar and less obvious ways for investors to make money from demographic change?

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Where next for financial markets? The bull and bear points

After last week's sell-off, here are three reasons to be bullish and three to be bearish.

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Eight ways to protect your portfolio in a downturn

What can investors do to safeguard their investments in the face of a market correction? Simon Edelsten shares eight strategies.

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Was the market crash this week the big sell-off everyone has been waiting for?

Markets around the world saw major sell-offs this week. Is this the start of a bear market or another false start?

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