Commitment from government
Real estate 'superior returns coming to an end'
'Perfect storm of threats'
Contagion risk with US and China trade war
Stronger balance sheets than producers
Amid a market that has chopped sideways so far in 2018, the stocks of US retailers have generally performed well, with a number of major name department stores and retailers seeing positive movement to their share price this year.
Quantitative tightening a risk
UK stockmarket under-owned by global investors
There has been a pick-up in volatility in the US market this year after an abnormally tranquil 2017. Concerns about the end of the cycle are mounting amid rising US interest rates and higher inflation and the end of quantitative easing.
Concern over central bank actions
This year has seen the return of market volatility, with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX, the 'Fear Index') having averaged 16 for the year so far.
'Prepare to go off the beaten track'
Increased share buybacks
While the recent unpredictable geopolitical news flow has created challenges within Russia, it has served to mask a wealth of investment potential.
Once the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is fast becoming part of our day-to-day reality.
Global markets have fluctuated since the end of 2017, due to the Federal Reserve's accelerated tightening, trade frictions and European political risks.
Investment spending has picked up
Where will investors find the greatest value on the UK stockmarket today?
We have reached an inflection point this year where, after several years of extreme liquidity, we are now heading toward monetary policy normalisation.
Investing through futures
Many countries did not reflate alongside China
Conundrum for investors