‘Valuations aside, market history does not suggest rising rates need prove disastrous for stocks.’ photograph: getty

The US Federal Reserve decided last month to leave interest rates on hold while signalling it expects to raise rates sooner rather than later – 13 of (...)

More than just a name change for Google What’s in a name? About $30 billion in the case of Google/Alphabet, judging by last week’s upbeat market react(...)

Airlines have been one of the worst-performing sectors in the US since the 1970s while railroads have outperformed airlines, road transport stocks and the overall US market since 1970. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Investing in the right stock market sectors can make a big difference to your long-term returns. How big? Well, over the last 115 years, an investment(...)

Outside the Hellenic stock exchange in Athens: the new Cambria Global Value ETF specialises in undervalued markets, like Greece. Photograph: chris ratcliffe/bloomberg

Aer Lingus, CPL, CRH, FBD, Fyffes, Glanbia, Kingspan, Origin Enterprises, Smurfit Kappa and Total Produce all have one thing in common – they a(...)

Pullback, correction or bear market? Market selling unnerved investors, who just weeks ago were assuming another year of strong gains. Japan’s (...)


European indices are ending the year on a high. Not only have the main bourses surged 15 per cent since June , there have been 22 consecutive weeks of(...)

Wall Street traders wear 2013 new years party glasses: the four-day trading period between Christmas and the new year has seen average gains of 1.06 per cent since 1896 – 10 times that recorded by other four-day trading periods. photograph: allison joyce/getty images

November may be dreary, but seasonal market strategists always welcome its arrival, noting the bulk of market gains have accrued during the November-A(...)

Jeremy Siegel (above) is set to engage with fellow market historian Robert Shiller at a conference next month. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

A DISPUTE about a stock valuation indicator between two academics doesn’t sound like a critical matter. But, when the argument concerns two of the wor(...)