A man enters the old stock exchange building in central Athens. Greek stocks have suffered an almighty collapse, falling by 85 per cent since 2007. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

A lousy stock market is the least of the problems facing Greece at the moment, although the country’s long-running debt crisis has certainly hurt dome(...)

Under review: NYSE traders consider the stock market which sceptics say is due a serious decline. Photograph: Brendan McDermid

The bull market in US equities is now almost six years old, with stocks having more than tripled since March 2009. Might 2015 prove to be the year tha(...)

Markets are up, partially in response to the Republican party’s control of the United States Senate after yesterday’s midterm elections. (Photograph: JUSTIN LANE/EPA)

US stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record, as Republicans won their first Senate majority in eight years and data showed co(...)

Tough times: a trader on the floor of the NYSE during recent market falls. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Pullbacks, corrections, bear markets, crashes – what’s the difference exactly? The terms are often used loosely, but a pullback denotes a brief single(...)

Conflict in Ukraine: the country’s annual GDP is equal to about two days of US GDP resulting in little effect on the global market. Photograph: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

One could be forgiven for thinking that markets are somewhat blasé about today’s seemingly grave geopolitical threats. After all, the S&P 500 cont(...)

Mystifyingly, investors and pension funds continue to respond to hedge fund underperformance by throwing money at the industry, with assets under mana(...)

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

Last year was a nerve-free ride for investors, the S&P not only advancing 30 per cent but never falling below its 200-day moving average. Will vol(...)