Tom Stevenson

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Few people I have spoken to in recent weeks have seemed remotely convinced by the market’s strength. Their glass has been resolutely half-empty. It illustrates the old stock market adage that “bull markets climb a wall of worry”.

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In an uncertain world, the metal was a store of value and for the rest of their lives they always ...

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On the face of it very little, but they are reminders of both the US’s ability to do the right ...

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But he will need to pick them better at the upcoming meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Open Markets Committee than ...

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Everyone knows that a weak yen is good for Japan’s big exporters like Toyota. Plot a chart of the exchange ...

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People don't tend to sit on the fence when it comes to investing in China. They're either firmly for the ...

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The observation by Bank Governor, Mervyn King, that consumer price growth might hit 5pc this year surprised no one. Only ...

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But do we really have a problem? It depends where you’re looking and what you’re looking at.

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I’m in the middle of a brilliant book about Britain in the 1970s called When the Lights Went Out, a ...

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The expression is "confirmation bias" and it refers to our in-built tendency to listen out for what we want to ...

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Where were you when the global financial crisis began five years ago this month? I remember the start of the ...

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With that fresh in my mind, I was not remotely surprised last week when Bright Food, one of China's largest ...

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The part that grabbed the headlines this year was a comparison of equity investing against bonds and gold, which unsurprisingly ...

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Haven’t we been here before? For the third time in five years, the world is braced for a food crisis.

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"Money will always flow toward opportunity, and there is an abundance of that in America" he wrote. "Throughout my lifetime, ...

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It is traditional at this time of year to make predictions for the next 12 months.

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If, as they say, bull markets “climb a wall of worry” then the seamless shift from fretting about Greece to ...

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Next week offers up a torrent of domestic data which looks certain to confirm that the Europeans do not have ...

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As they have for years now, markets shrugged off the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

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The size of the fall is bad enough, but what really spooked investors was the manner of the decline – ...

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