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10 stories to remember from financial markets in 2020

The covid-19 pandemic means 2020 is a year for the history books, not least in financial markets where records were broken, and new trends were born. Here’s our top 10

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Looking for EM opportunities? Indian stocks are hitting new records

Indian benchmark indices the Nifty 50 and the Sensex are rallying to record highs as investors look through the pandemic in search of growth, notably in emerging markets.

CommoditiesESG investing

Uranium stocks are (radio)active. The next big thing in ESG investing?

There has been a burst of activity in Uranium stocks with double digit single day gains following a US bill that classified uranium alongside other minerals as vital to national security.

Stocks

The CAPE ratio has surpassed the roaring 20s! Is value investing dead?

What is the CAPE ratio? The highest reading since 1929 sounds extreme but what does it mean for markets?

StocksAsset Allocation

Dividend investing: Beginners guide to picking stocks for income

It's not all about buying low and selling high! Shareholders earn income through cash dividends. In this guide we explain how to get started income investing with stocks.

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Buy British! Schroders talks up “once in a generation opportunity”

Asset manager Schroders is creating a ‘British opportunities trust’ fund to invest in undervalued UK stocks. Time to have a second look at buying British?

ETFAsset AllocationESG investing

Thematic investing using ETFs

Every so often a new theme or megatrend emerges in the world and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have become a popular vehicle for investors to take advantage.

CryptocurrenciesBitcoin

What is Bitcoin?

If ‘Bitcoin’ is popping up your newsfeed again recently, and you would like to have an overview of what it is, this article is for you.

StocksCommodities

Cannabis stocks: Why they got smoked (..but are lighting up again)

Top cannabis stocks are up as much as 20% in the days following the US election but why did they drop so much since peaking in 2018 and is this the bottom?

Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin above $15k in trading frenzy! Door opened to record high?

The price of Bitcoin has soared in the wake of the US election. On Wednesday the price soared 9% to reach over $15,000 for the first time since January 2018.

Politics

It’s Election Day. How well priced is a contested result? - DAY AHEAD

The day ahead is Election Day in the US where voters will head to the polls to cast a vote for President Donald Trump or former VP Joe Biden.

FuturesCommodities

The bullish vs. bearish case for oil under a President Biden

Oil prices have just struck a 5-month low because European lockdowns hamper energy demand. Will the breakdown continue or abate if Biden gets elected?

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Eurozone business growth IHS Markit Composite PMI is at 6-month low

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Fintech VC deals YTD have crowded out the rest