Mystifyingly, investors and pension funds continue to respond to hedge fund underperformance by throwing money at the industry, with assets under mana(...)

Messi business: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring his team’s winner against Iran. Academic studies have shown that there is a big difference between wins and losses, with the latter followed by an increase in heart attacks, crimes and suicides. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

More than three billion people across the globe are expected to tune into the World Cup. With roughly half of the world’s population following the eve(...)

Where’s the bullishness? US indices may be hitting all-time highs but retail investors are unconvinced, with a recent report indicating cash allocatio(...)

Winner’s curse: Apple shareholders suffered a torrid time shortly after the company smashed the market capitalisation record in August 2012, descending from a high of $705 (€520) per share to a low of $385 (€284) just seven months later. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

All over the world, the “top dogs” in stock sectors go on to suffer years of underperformance, according to prominent money manager Rob Arnott. Just a(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Research indicates that returns are usually dictated more by chance than skill. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Does luck trump skill in investment. Research indicates that returns are usually dictated more by chance than skill, and it’s hard to tell the differe(...)

Market volatility continues to decline, recently hitting a seven-year low, and bears see this as indicative of 2007-type complacency, the proverbial c(...)

Warren Buffett has referred to his best ever investment –  a book, one that chang
ed forever his investment outlook.
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Investors and traders have access to more information than ever before, but classic books continue to inspire some of the world’s top money manager(...)

The World Cup begins next week, and the winning country can hope to enjoy a market boost, with Goldman Sachs finding a “clear pattern of outperform(...)

IPO celebration: TrueCar employees mark its recent IPO by ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq Exchange in Times Square, New York.  Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The appetite of investors for initial public offerings has been on the up in 2014, with the hype machine set to go into overdrive when Chinese online (...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange recently: Europe has slightly outperformed the US this year. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

When it comes to analysing earnings, it’s important to remember that everything is relative, and that expectations are everything. Europe has slightly(...)