Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

Global stocks have now fallen into bear market territory. Should investors be spooked, or are market downturns simply part and parcel of investing? Ho(...)

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett: shares in Berkshire Hathaway fell 11 per cent last year. Photograph: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Wall Street strategists have been unusually muted regarding prospects for US equities in 2016. Instead, they’re gung-ho for Europe, predicting gains o(...)

Warren Buffett has urged investors to look at share price, not book value. Photograph: Reuters

US investment guru Warren Buffett is heading for his worst year relative to the rest of the US stock market since 2009, with shares in his conglomerat(...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathawa, smiles during an event with Hillary Clinton, 2016 US Democratic presidential candidate. Photograph: Bloomberg

Famed investor Warren Buffett, “the Oracle of Omaha,” has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and poked fun at her Republican o(...)

Fosun International chairman Guo Guangchang attended a company meeting in Shanghai on Monday,  his first public appearance since a report he had gone missing.

Fosun International chairman Guo Guangchang attended a company meeting in Shanghai on Monday, a person at the event said, his first public appearance(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla with their daughter Max: the couple plan to give away 99 per cent of their fortune in company stock to a new charity they have created. Photograph: Facebook/Reuters

Mark Zuckerberg’s promise this week to give away 99 per cent of his shares in Facebook, worth about $45 billion, could make him one of the greatest p(...)

The cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates,  and his wife Melinda established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, turning it into the wealthiest charitable foundation in history. Photograph: Steve Sands/FilmMagic

Mark Zuckerberg is the latest in a long line of business executives who have decided to give away much of their fortune. At just 31, however, he is a(...)

Why should government’s  fund – via taxes forgone – Zuckerberg’s perfectly laudable desire to “advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation”. Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

It is one of the many paradoxes of the modern life that we are supposed to fete Mark Zuckerberg for giving his fortune to charity whilst lambasting hi(...)

Actual investor returns, one study concluded, are “systematically lower than buy-and-hold returns for nearly all international stock markets”.   Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Are you concerned about the slowing Chinese economy? Do you worry that valuations seem high, after six years of strong gains for global stock markets?(...)

Janet Yellen, chairman of the US Federal Reserve: Recent strong jobs numbers mean a December rate hike now looks a safe bet. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Investors have spent 2015 fretting as to whether the Federal Reserve would finally raise US interest rates and if so, when. Less attention has been pa(...)