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(...)

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