Is this the return of bitcoin?

Traders’ suspicions of cryptocurrencies are diminishing as institutional investors get more heavily involved. As the resurgence continues, here are the five biggest trends shaping the future of bitcoin right now

Passion investing is shaking up market dynamics

Stocks that capitalise on social trends and the public’s appetite for impact investing are shaking up traditional stock market dynamics

Algorithms or technical analysis?

As artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms gain favour with investors, how is the role of traditional technical analysis changing?

Why hasn’t ESG investment really taken off yet?

Business as usual is no longer good enough when it comes to sustainable investing, but the regulatory environment has yet to cause a seismic shift in markets

Taking the emotion out of trading

The emotional and mental state of those investing in financial markets can dictate their decision-making, but whose responsibility is it to ensure customers don’t get reckless?

How are millennial investment habits different?

Digital investment platforms are lowering the bar of entry for millennials and Generation Z investors, whose style of investing differs greatly from preceding cohorts

What is social trading?

Stock, currency and commodity traders have long kept their insights and ideas to themselves, but information-sharing on dedicated platforms is enabling others to make money by copying or monitoring their actions

Should private finance stop investing in infrastructure?

bird's eye view of Heathrow runway with planes on it

Concern over investing in regulated sectors is damaging UK infrastructure, but private finance is essential to meet future needs