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The latest articles from our independent editorial team covering international stocks and market trends.

Attractive returns make General Motors one to own
Leading industry commentator, accomplished author and new interactive investor columnist Rodney Hobson finds high yield in this $50bn giant. 
by Rodney Hobson12 December 2018
Asian equities: Has falling knife hit the floor?
As an investor focused on value, when the herd moves in one direction, James Thom at Aberdeen Standard Investments tends to look the other way. Here, he explains why he's happy to go against the grain if the numbers tell him to.
by James Thom6 December 2018
Chart of the week: How to trade Amazon stock after the crash
After calling this spectacular 16% collapse with amazing accuracy, technical analyst John Burford explains where he thinks the shares are heading now.
by John Burford26 November 2018
Most-popular global shares in October 2018
UK investors seeking exposure to technology, marijuana and industrial conglomerates must go overseas. Lee Wild reveals what interactive investor's customers have been buying this past month.
by Lee Wild14 November 2018
Should investors chase Netflix to new highs?
They've been volatile and prone to disappointment, but Netflix pulled it out of the bag in Q3. Lee Wild explains why the stock shot up as much as 21% on these numbers. 
by Lee Wild17 October 2018
Q3 reporting look ahead: A tale of two cities
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” sums up these two great cities now. Richard Hunter, interactive investor’s head of markets, studies the upcoming results season.
by Richard Hunter8 October 2018
Stockwatch: Further rally, or impending crash?
As the traditionally volatile trading month of October nears, companies analyst Edmond Jackson discusses Professor Robert Shiller's earnings outlook and the likelihood of another recession.
by Edmond Jackson28 September 2018
Why US equities and cash are king
More professional investors are piling into US stocks than at any time in the past three-and-a-half years, but cash balances are also at an 18-month high. Here's what's going on.
by Tom Bailey20 September 2018
Three good reasons why stockmarket investors must look beyond the UK
Leading industry commentator, accomplished author and new interactive investor columnist Rodney Hobson explains why investors should consider international stocks and the best way to buy them.
by Rodney Hobson5 December 2018
Are Ferrari shares worth buying after recent crash?
The Italian luxury car maker's share price has skidded off the track in recent months despite growing profits the previous quarter. Chartist Alistair Strang looks under the bonnet for indications as to future direction.
by Alistair Strang28 November 2018
Is the Nasdaq tech index really about to fall another 10%?
There's a solidly defined uptrend since 2016 despite some recent wild swings, but chartist Alistair Strang has been investigating the likelihood of further turmoil on the US tech index. 
by Alistair Strang19 November 2018
The three big questions for investors thrown up by US mid-term elections
This vote was more significant than usual, and Trump has lost control of the House, but what does it mean for financial markets? Tom Bailey reports.
by Tom Bailey9 November 2018
20 hottest US stocks
Global stockmarkets have been sold off in recent sessions, but America is still the only place to gain exposure to certain sectors. Lee Wild reveals where the hot money's going.
by Lee Wild11 October 2018
How the Nasdaq can really add another 1,000 points
As the US tech-heavy index continues to surge, technical analyst Alistair Strang's numbers suggest the bull run could have much further to run, unless this happens.
by Alistair Strang1 October 2018
Why FAANG stocks may be the wrong place to be
There are still great opportunities in the tech sector, but it may be time to be more discerning, argues Saltydog analyst Douglas Chadwick.
by Douglas Chadwick28 September 2018
Are Apple shares worth $250 or more?
Just hours ahead of Apple's latest launch event, one analyst takes on the short-sellers and predicts bigger things for the tech titan. Lee Wild reports.
by Lee Wild12 September 2018
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