Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently changed their recommendation for Apple stock from “buy” to “neutral,” and lowered their target share price from $142 to $130. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

What’s up with Apple? Everyone seems to be freaked out by Apple’s falling share price. Should they be? The recent 15 per cent correction has been swif(...)

How will markets go? Forecaster Robert Prechter warned that the Dow Jones would fall below 1,000 in 2010 – it has spent most of 2015 around the 18,000 level. Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Market forecasting is a tricky business, with countless studies indicating we should be sceptical towards those who purport to know what the future ho(...)

The growth rate in Twitter users has fallen in every quarter since Twitter’s market debut 21 months ago.

Last week was another lousy one for Twitter. The stock plunged 14 per cent following its earnings report, and is now almost 60 per cent below December(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: if markets are going up, it’s better to put your money to work right away to take full advantage of the market growth. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

You’ve got a lump sum of money to invest but you’re nervous that international stock markets, trading near all-time highs after six years of strong ga(...)

European equities have soared since Greek tensions faded. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Investors are holding more cash than at any time since the Lehman panic in December 2008, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest monthly fund manager (...)

 A pedestrian passes a display showing Chinese stock at a securities office in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

China – buy when there’s blood on the streets, or avoid trying to catch a falling knife? The second adage seems more appropriate. JP Morgan las(...)

A man enters the old stock exchange building in central Athens. Greek stocks have suffered an almighty collapse, falling by 85 per cent since 2007. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

A lousy stock market is the least of the problems facing Greece at the moment, although the country’s long-running debt crisis has certainly hurt dome(...)

Exchange-traded funds are similar to ordinary funds in that they provide access to a basket of stocks. However, they trade like stocks and can be bought and sold throughout the trading day. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have democratised the investment world, offering ordinary investors low-cost access to asset classes that were previously(...)

An anti-EU protester burns an EU flag in front of the European Comission offices in Athens on July 2. Photograph: AFP PHOTO / Louisa Gouliamaki

Chinese investors have long believed their government would not allow a bear market, only to discover Beijing’s powers are more limited than they thou(...)

Has the Chinese equity bubble burst? The question is worth asking, given the extent of recent falls. Last week, China’s tech-heavy ChiNext index fell (...)