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

While “buy low, sell high” is an investing adage, others caution against trying to catch a falling knife and recommend a “buy high, sell higher” appro(...)

Michael O’Leary: under his stewardship Ryanair has offered an attractive dividend yield. Photograph: Dave Meehan

For income-hungry investors, plummeting bond yields and deposit rates over the past few years have meant they have had to look for returns elsewher(...)

New York Stock Exchange: For Wall Street, the biggest concern coming out of the current battles is that they will force the US government to pay more to borrow money. photograph: brendan mcdermid/reuters

While investors were cheered on Wednesday by a last-minute agreement to raise the US borrowing limit and end the government shutdown, their relief was(...)

Investors are feverishly speculating on Twitter’s impending stock market flotation, valuations of $10-20 billion (€7.4-€14.7 billion) being bandied ab(...)

Stocktake

Uncertainty in Syria has already hit global markets. Might a serious escalation of tensions hammer stocks?Unlikely. One famous study, What Moves Stock(...)