NYSE traders: stocks can underperform for long periods.. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

How much money should you put in global equities? Are bonds looking risky right now? Is an old-fashioned portfolio made up of equities and bonds suffi(...)

Checking Japan’s Nikkei: buying unpopular stocks on the Japanese index between 1981 and 2010 returned 13.6 per cent annually, compared with a meagre 3.97 per cent for the overall market. Photograph: Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

Assembling a portfolio of unpopular stocks might seem like an unconventional investing approach, but research indicates it may well be a winning one. (...)

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(...)

Will the latest market pullback be another minor “buy the dip” affair? Or is a correction, or even a bear market, on the cards? S&P 500 pullbacks (...)

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(...)

Bears v bulls: as US markets hit new highs, bearish observers warn that a crash may be imminent but only some bearish arguments have merit. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

With US markets hitting all-time highs, bearish observers are warning that another market crash – the third in the past 14 years – may be imminent.Is (...)

Bears v bulls: as US markets hit new highs, bearish observers warn that a crash may be imminent but only some bearish arguments have merit. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

With US markets hitting all-time highs, bearish observers are warning that another market crash – the third in the past 14 years – may be imminent.Is (...)

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(...)

You heard it here first: A trader  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Not that long ago, investors looking for their daily fix of market analysis had to make do with broker notes and market summaries in the mainst(...)