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Correction or not, investors may need to “buckle up for more volatility” following the recent “market rout”, Blackrock recently cautioned. Two (...)

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(...)

Happy fifth birthday, global bull market. The advance has been led by the US, with the S&P 500 tripling (dividends included) since M(...)

Nobel Prize winner Eugene Fama
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Renowned value investor Jeremy Grantham has harsh words for Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and incoming Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen in his latest(...)

It’s been over two years since the S&P 500 suffered a 10 per cent correction, with the index advancing 60 per cent since then. So, is a correction(...)

Much surprise was expressed at the muted market response to the recent US government shutdown.The only surprising thing is the surprise.Indices rose d(...)

Pedestrians pass in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, yesterday. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Trading in Nasdaq-listed stocks including Apple, Google and Microsoft ground to a halt just after midday in New York yesterday as the second largest U(...)

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STOCKS rallied globally last week following stimulus assurances from Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, although most markets remain well shy of thei(...)

A screen displays a recent  Dow Jones Industrial Average. For the last 18 Tuesdays, the average has risen every time

Proinsias O’Mahony THE five-year US bull market is gathering momentum. It’s now over six months since the S&P 500 pulled back by 5 pe(...)

Hedge fund giant SAC is unlikely to be displeased with having to cough up $602 million to settle charges of insider trading in Elan shares. (...)