Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Alibaba shareholders have suffered a torrid few months, shares falling from $120 last November to $81 last week, erasing some $100 billion in market v(...)

Party’s over: The Nasdaq lost 78 per cent of its value in the years following 2000. Illustration: Steve Lopez/Bay Area News Group/MCT via Getty Images

Fifteen years ago today, the dotcom bubble burst, ending the greatest market mania of recent times. What followed was market carnage on a grand scale.(...)

One might have thought that the FTSE 100’s ascent to record highs, coupled with the Nasdaq closing in on March 2000’s all-time peak, might catalyse a (...)

Trader Fred DeMarco watches a screen as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: The longer you hold equities, the greater your chances of a decent return. But how long is necessary? Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

After a 15-year wait, the FTSE 100 finally hit fresh all-time highs last week, a milestone that appears to have catalysed confusion on a grand scale.“(...)

Warren Buffett:  a born investor who accumulated a $73 billion fortune while remaining indifferent to the trappings of wealth. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Warren Buffett’s latest annual letter looks back on his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway, during which time the legendary Oracle of Omaha ha(...)

It may not be moral to invest in so-called sin stocks but it sure is profitable.Tobacco has been the best-performing sector in the US over the last 11(...)

Technology stocks have motored higher in 2015, driving the Nasdaq close to 2000’s all-time high, which was at the very height of dotcom mania. Are thi(...)

German bourse trader Matthias Praeger looks up to check his monitors as he sits in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

European equities have enjoyed their finest start to a year since 1989. After trailing US stocks for the last six years, is it turnaround time for the(...)

Decent earnings support stocksUS earnings season has been surprisingly strong, given the obvious headwinds – a stronger dollar and cratering oil profi(...)

NYSE traders: Critics say cap-weighted indices run the risk of significant declines if a handful of constituent stocks tumble and that tracker funds will end up being too invested in overpriced stocks, and too little in underpriced stocks. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Traditionally, investors had two choices – track stock markets by buying low-cost index funds, or opt for more expensive active funds that try to beat(...)