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The Myth Of 'Buy & Hold' - Why Starting Valuations Matter

If you repeat a myth often enough, it will eventually be believed to be the truth.<p>"Stop worrying about the market and just buy and hold stocks."<p>Think …

Investing

Stocks are facing a barrage of sell signals as the market's 'non-stop euphoric cabaret' rages on

Every week the stock market hits new highs. And every week the number of sell signals grows as conditions get more stretched.<p>It's an inevitable result for a scorching-hot equity market that's enjoying overpoweringly strong sentiment. And it's something that appears to be largely ignored by …

Stock Markets

Décès de France Gall : une pluie d’hommages d’artistes et du monde politique

La chanteuse est décédée dimanche 7 janvier, à l’âge de 70 ans. Sa mort a suscité de nombreux hommages attristés.<p>La chanteuse France Gall est morte, …

The fatal flaw of neoliberalism: it's bad economics

Neoliberalism and its usual prescriptions – always more markets, always less government – are in fact a perversion of mainstream economics. By Dani Rodrik<p>As even its harshest critics concede, neoliberalism is hard to pin down. In broad terms, it denotes a preference for markets over government, …

Economics

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Harvey Weinstein scandal: Rose McGowan claims Amazon executive 'knew of rape' as Myleene Klass says she was offered 'sex contract'

The American actress, Rose McGowan, on Thursday night stated more frankly what she has long suggested: "HW raped me." "HW" was apparently in reference to Harvey Weinstein.<p>It came as claims that Weinstein sexually abused an unnamed actress in London were being investigated by Scotland Yard.<p>In a …

Harvey Weinstein

Why Bitcoin Is The Investment Of The Decade

The hype around Bitcoin is warranted.<p>Bitcoin cannot, and does not need to, dislodge fiat currency.<p>But it will benefit from transactional demand and …

Cryptocurrency

Couture, pearls and a Breakfast at Tiffany's script: inside the private collection of Audrey Hepburn

Footsteps and the purposeful thrum of air conditioners are the loudest sounds in Christie’s Park Royal warehouse on the day of a recent visit. Beyond two leopard-print chaises longues and a phalanx of vacant plinths and pedestals is Adrian Hume-Sayer, director of private collections at the …

Five reasons why stock markets aren't going to crash

Global stock markets are close to record highs, valuations look stretched and investors are nervous. Is a major crash around the corner?<p>Professional investors are certainly worried: 44pc think stocks are overvalued, according to a global survey of fund managers by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. …

They manage billions and earn millions, but what do fund managers actually do?

We entrust them with billions of pounds through our Isas, pensions and other life savings, and we pay them a hefty fee for overseeing (and hopefully growing) this wealth. But what do fund managers - the people we pay to oversee all this wealth - actually do?<p>Reader Service: Choose Telegraph Investor …

Investing

What the hell is happening to cryptocurrency valuations?

The total market cap for all cryptocurrencies just surpassed $100 billion. The vast majority of these gains have come in just the last few months — on April 1st the total market cap was just over $25 billion — representing a 300 percent increase in value in just over 60 days.<p>While some of these …

To avoid paralysis, Instagram’s founders hold meetings where they only make decisions

Instagram—the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook—has transformed itself in the last year, unveiling a slew of new features that borrow heavily from its ephemeral rival Snapchat, like Stories and live streaming. The changes have proven popular and as a result, Instagram has doubled its monthly …

Livestreaming

Services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are growing much faster than traditional TV — here's how much

By the end of 2017, about a quarter of US households won't have a traditional TV subscription as "cord-cutting" continues to creep up, according to a new report by The Convergence Research Group.<p>"We estimate 2016 saw a decline of 2.05 million US TV subscribers, 2015 saw a decline of 1.16 million, …

Drip-feed investing: does it really work?

Deciding when to invest is one of the most important decisions investors face. One universal rule is not to try to time the market, as choosing the wrong moment can prove costly in the long run.<p>A £10,000 investment in the FTSE All-Share in 1986 would have grown to £36,752 by the end of 2015 if it …

We tracked Jeff Bezos’s use of “we” versus “I” over 20 years to see how he’s changed as a leader

There’s no denying Jeff Bezos’s ambition. Not only has the Amazon founder and CEO built a company worth $430 billion, Amazon has successfully expanded beyond e-commerce to artificial intelligence development, Oscar-winning film, and cashier-free brick and mortar shopping.<p>But Bezos’s most recent …

Leadership

No simple solutions to England’s housing troubles

Simon Jenkins plays down the acuteness of the housing crisis (Look at society’s forgotten: there’s the real housing crisis, 9 February), saying there have been “the same price rises” in Australia and America. But in the US the median house price is “only” 5.7 times median household disposable …

Housing

11 new trailers you should watch this week

11 new trailers to watch this weekend<p>I love movies that take place in pretty much a single location. There's something really wonderful about watching a director make use of a limited space and budget and creating a compelling world out of something far more limited than what you see in a typical …

Entertainment

US jobs growth in January is strongest since June, report finds

US companies ramped up hiring in January, adding the most new workers since June, according to a private survey released days before the first new jobs report since Donald Trump’s inauguration.<p>Payroll provider ADP said on Wednesday that businesses added 246,000 jobs last month, up from 151,000 in …

Economy

Housing affordability and the changing debt burden of a typical mortgage

Australia’s historically high and rising housing prices are widely debated and have prompted a number of government inquiries into housing affordability.<p>The question stands open: is housing affordable in Australia?<p>Affordability is often confused with related concepts such as ease of entry, …

Economics

Shareholders’ patience has been tested, but at a 5pc discount this trust is a buy

The flotation of Neil Woodford’s Patient Capital Trust two years ago drew unprecedented attention to the sleepy investment trust sector. Thousands of investors subscribed a record £800m, far exceeding the float’s initial £500m target.<p>Mr Woodford, the feted portfolio manager who quit fund group …

Mercedes Is Expected to Overtake BMW as the World's Largest Premium Carmaker

Mercedes-Benz is expected to reach its goal of becoming the largest premium carmaker four years early – a feat achieved, ironically, only after it …

The Hidden Fault Lines Of Your Portfolio

Fellow contributor RoseNose has strong convictions: Real Estate and Utilities will do well.<p>She also has something of a nose for great management …

Investing

Meet Headspace, The App That Made Meditation A $250-Million Business

In 2008, 27-year-old Londoner Richard Pierson was burned out from his career marketing Axe deodorant at a major agency. He switched to freelance, but felt so much anxiety he struggled to go out in public.<p>A friend knew just the cure: an energetic, amiable “Jeeves” for taking care of your brain. It …

Meditation

Could you be the 'fund manager next door'?

Rising numbers of confident DIY investors are managing not only their own investments but those of their partners, children, parents and even friends and neighbours.<p>Investment brokers or “platforms” have revolutionised amateur investing over the past decade by slashing costs and giving free access …

Finance

Explaining The Dugan Stock Scoring System In Detail

Many SA readers have asked me to explain the Dugan stock scoring formula.<p>I do so in this article, in detail.<p>After reading the detailed explanation, …

Investing

Paris Review - Kazuo Ishiguro, The Art of Fiction No. 196

Interviewed by Susannah Hunnewell<p>Issue 184, Spring 2008<p>Ishiguro in 2005.<p>The man who wrote <i>The Remains of the Day</i> in the pitch-perfect voice of an English butler is himself very polite. After greeting me at the door of his home in London’s Golders Green, he immediately offered to make me tea, though …

Literature

“Cameraperson” and the Conventions of Documentary Filmmaking

The first virtue of Kirsten Johnson’s memoir-esque film “Cameraperson”—which consists of clips from documentaries, made over the past twenty-five years, for which she’s been the cinematographer—is that it serves as a feature-length teaser reel, an enticing collection of trailers that spark the …

Martyn Rooney slams "terrible decision" to disqualify GB's 4x400m team and calls for investigation

Martyn Rooney has slammed the controversial decision to disqualify Great Britain from the 4x400m relay at the Rio Olympics and called for an …

Ban on smoking in movies 'infringes free speech', says MPAA

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is attempting to defend itself against a legal complaint about smoking in films deemed suitable for children by claiming that movie ratings are opinions.<p>Smoking in movies: film-makers just can't kick the habit<p>Read more<p>The MPAA, facing a suit that …

Blockbusters

Star Trek's Anton Yelchin: 'Cinema would have been richer had he lived'

Few things are more heartening for a film critic than watching a young actor’s career take flight – the time you first see them leap from the nest of anonymity and dive headlong into a major role, then suddenly catch the air beneath their wings, and your breath along with it. For Anton Yelchin, the …