Home Topics Stock market

Topic: stock market

China: How to ride the new wave?

China’s drive towards ‘common prosperity’, aligned with strengthening both national security and social welfare, has resulted in a new wave of regulation which may have a ripple effect that spreads far and wide.

The common pursuit of broad-based prosperity

The two largest countries in the world – the US and China – are currently pursuing strategies with similar objectives but very different paths.

Opportunity in semiconductors

For most of this year, semiconductor stocks have been getting cheaper relative to the rest of the market and that could be an opportunity for long-term investors.

Growth, value or quality?

A good understanding of the business cycle is of paramount importance to investors as this usually helps to inform what strategies to pursue, traditionally choosing between growth (defensive) and value (cyclical) stocks.

Sell in May and go away?

Given the historical performance of the stock market, investors may be curious as to whether the adage is relevant in the current market environment.

How to Play the Great Reopening

Despite some recent choppiness, stock market averages continue to hover near their all-time highs – but that masks a subtle shift occurring beneath the...

Stock dividends on the rise

After a long hiatus, stock dividends may finally be having their day in the sun.

Financial markets turn to optimism as economies are poised to recover

The global coronavirus pandemic triggered a historic sell-off in the stock markets only for them to mount a stunning recovery in equities before the end of 2020.

The record breaker year

RICHARD MAPARURA When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March, its director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, “This is the first...
Market volatility CBOE's VIX index

Hedge funds outperform as stock markets tumble

Hedge funds were always meant to come into their own when market volatility increases.

This week