Battered image: Tesco’s auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, warned in May of the “risk of manipulation” of financial results. photograph: jeff j mitchell/getty images

The announcement that Tesco is to be investigated by the UK’s serious fraud office has once again shone a light on murky accounting practices in the c(...)

Seasonal market patterns seemingly suggest the recent market rally is just the beginning. Historically all market gains have come during over the Nove(...)

Bill Clinton (right) campaigns for Kentucky secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes (left) with Kentucky governor Steve Beshear. photograph: win mcnamee/getty images

Today is midterm elections day in the United States, with continued political gridlock – a Democratic president hobbled by Republican control of the S(...)

The US Federal Reserve announced last week that quantitative easing (QE) was finally over, an event investors seem to have taken in their stride.Grant(...)

Tough times: a trader on the floor of the NYSE during recent market falls. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Pullbacks, corrections, bear markets, crashes – what’s the difference exactly? The terms are often used loosely, but a pullback denotes a brief single(...)

Warren Buffett: last week lost more than $2 billion in two days. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters
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Warren Buffett, we’re told, is having a disastrous time.His Tesco shareholding has cost him dearly in recent months, while last week he lost more than(...)

Luck and risk: traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Fancy yourself as a good stock-picker? Think you can spot the next big thing and avoid tomorrow’s losers? Think again. A recent JPMorgan report highli(...)

The recent stock market mauling indicates their is obvious potential for a decent multi-week bounce, but the era of easy gains may well be ending.For (...)

Checking stock prices too often is not good for your financial health, according to research. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Would you invest your money with a manager who didn’t know the names of any of the stocks in his portfolio, or the price they were purchased at? How w(...)

Will the latest market pullback be another minor “buy the dip” affair? Or is a correction, or even a bear market, on the cards? S&P 500 pullbacks (...)