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With Tesla’s stock price increasing more than seven-fold in 2020 and stellar gains for some solar-energy equities, many investors are asking whether shares in companies linked to the green revolution…

With a new prime minister in place, we asked Sam Perry, an investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, to share his thoughts on Japan’s fortunes.

Even before the global pandemic forced us into lockdown, transport news offered very little hope.

These are challenging times for investors who use the dividends paid by companies to generate an income for themselves. Royal Dutch Shell’s recent dividend cut (its first since the Second World War)…

In a departure from the norm, as opposed to asking a third party fund manager to give us their current view of the market, we asked Freddie Woodhead, who is the sector specialist for Asia and Emerging…

Hit songs could in fact be deemed better than gold and oil as they are uncorrelated. When life is great music is the soundtrack to that celebration. When life is challenged music is the escape. Music…

The constant drip of economic data points are manna from heaven for the world’s economists, often wheeled out to give their latest forecasts and predictions for global growth. Unfortunately, a…

Yet with consumers and companies unwilling to borrow to fund their consumption or investment, the central bank’s limited ability to stimulate economic growth is clear.Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s use of…

In today’s technology-driven world the pace of change continues to accelerate, in many cases exponentially. It is rare that a week passes without one of the tech behemoths seemingly turning their…

The answer boils down to a fear of inaction. Firstly, if your life’s work is goalkeeping, you probably won’t admit to yourself that all you have to do is stand still: you’ll want to do something.…

Mercury was associated with commerce and negotiating and a simplified pictorial representation of the Caduceus was a symbol widely used by alchemists until the 18th century. There are some less…

This is certainly true when measured in purchasing power parity (PPP) GDP terms, ahead of the US and greater than the combined EU members.Its ascent to this position has led it to be the regional…

Launched on 19 March 1868, the original managers set out to offer small investors the chance to share in the opportunities to put their capital to work across the world. Today, 150 years later, the…

The biotechnology sector continues to deliver market-beating returns for risk-tolerant investors with long-term investment horizons. Since its inception in late 1993, the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index…


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