Should investors wish for a US market decline in 2015? Yes, say money managers Barry Ritoltz and Ben Carlson. Neither is bearish – rather, both(...)

“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(...)

Pause for thought: multiple signals indicate that the US stock market faces years of sub-par returns. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Bearish predictions of a market crash are largely hyperbolic, as we noted last week, but that doesn’t mean investors shouldn’t be concerned about valu(...)

Investors liked Apple’s latest earnings report, driving the stock from $525 to $600 (€379-€433). The big question, according to renowned valuation exp(...)

An employee walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The Chinese ecommerce giant is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a $170 billion valuation. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a sky-high $170 billion valuation(...)

Buy Russian equities? Few want to, given Vladimir Putin’s sabre-rattling, the Micex index recently collapsing 12 per cent in a single da(...)

The number of professional investors taking above-average risk is close to its highest level ever, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest monthly surv(...)

As European economic worries have faded, the appetite for equities has grown. A lot of good news is now firmly reflected in prices however. European i(...)

Talk of a tech bubble is everywhere at the moment. The Nasdaq is above 4,000 for the first time in 13 years; social media stocks like Twitter, LinkedI(...)

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(...)