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Market health check: Why have global stocks stalled and should you worry about inflation

Despite healthy double-digit gains in 2021, driven by successful vaccination rollouts and recovering economies, major stock markets around the world appear to have stalled since early May. London’s FTSE 100, the Standard and Poors 500, Japan’s Nikkei 225 the Nasdaq 100 indices have failed so far to push on from recent highs. The exception is emerging markets with Brazil’s Bovespa index ...

Bitcoin surges past $20,000 after mainstream investment fund reveals £550m purchase

Cryptocurrency bitcoin has moved above $20,000 for the first time, extending a massive recovery from the coronavirus sell-off earlier in 2020. At its lows in March it traded below $5,000. The move coincides with news that fund group Ruffer allocated upwards of 2.5% of its assets under management (or £550 million) to bitcoin in November. That news may have fueled investor speculation that ...

Nervous about the market? We look at assets that could offer some protection in choppy times

The global stock market sell-off that started in the US on 2 February could linger for a while, judging by the way markets have behaved since that event. There was a glimmer of hope on 7 February when the UK market, along with many other parts of the world, started to bounce back. Yet hopes have since been dashed as markets fell back into the red. The widespread decline in share prices has ...
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