America's hottest growth stocks, Japan rises for real, beat the child benefit cut, Coppock and Nautilus
European economies, still bed-bound in the intensive care ward, must be looking on enviously at America which since January has been back on the main ward. Now its doctors are suggesting it could even be discharged. There's no doubt that the US's vital signs have been looking increasingly strong which is providing grounds for hope that the world's biggest economy may now be capable of producing sustainable growth for some time to come. So we've run one of the ultimate stock screens on the S&P 500 to see what growth gems it turns up - Algy Hall explains all the criteria and assesses the companies which made it through the screen. Meanwhile the UK economy has a slightly rosy glow in its cheeks but Chris Dillow points out how the outlook really depends on the extent of corporate investment levels - and right now that's a big unknown. Elsewhere Leonora Walters explains why this time round, the resurrection of Japan is real after a long drawn out series of false dawns, along with an analysis of the risks and the best ways to gain exposure. Moira O'Neill outlines four ways to keep thousands in child benefit if you earn slightly over the £50,000 income threshold, and Robert Ansted delivers the latest findings from the Coppock indicators which incidentally have given a buy signal for Japan. We've also got the latest news on Nautilus Minerals, which is mining for copper and gold from the seafloor.