Vincent Boland: In these strange times, everyone’s flying blind
Each day brings fresh news of another household name retailer shuttering for good – and we still have no way of knowing how long these excruciating conditions will persist for
You could be forgiven for not noticing, but the past two weeks have been corporate earnings season. This is the time of year when companies report their full-year and/or first-quarter results, and try to give investors a sense of what the months ahead have in store. It is an important moment in the investing calendar.
This year is different. The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of the global economy. Companies are struggling with...
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Vincent Boland: Draghi’s Italian job is really a task for the entire nation
Italy’s afflictions are often filtered through the lens of its enormous public debt and zero-growth economy. Yet its problem is more insidious – that politics does not offer solutions
Vincent Boland: It’ll take more than Musk’s $1.5bn to demystify bitcoin
Cryptocurrencies have their zealous admirers, including the Tesla chief, but critics insist they have no practical uses and facilitate online fraud and tax evasion
Vincent Boland: Exxon loses its way as oil giant goes from leader to laggard
Climate change is now about business rather than emotion and Exxon-Mobil must reinvent itself if it is to catch up with its rivals in the transition to clean energy
Platoons of investors beat hedge funds at their own game – for now
It can be seen as the moment when populism stormed the citadels of high finance, but there are likely to be few winners when the GameStop trading episode is over