A Specialist Trader looks at his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Stocks bounced nicely last week, with the S&P 500 enjoying its longest rally of 2015. Is the advance for real, or another dead-cat bounce in an(...)

 The New York Stock Exchange:  last Tuesday, 499 S&P 500 stocks declined, the second-highest reading since 1996. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The ongoing angst over the global economy has led to a marked souring in market sentiment in recent weeks. Contrarians like to buy when sentiment hits(...)

“Is shorting the euro the new one-way bet?” CNBC’s hyperbolic headline follows the euro’s rapid descent, from $1.39 in May to below $1.27 last week, i(...)


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

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(...)