A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Investors’ Intelligence poll of newsletter writers has seen the biggest fortnightly jump from bears to bulls in more than 40 years. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Where has all the fear gone? Last month, the S&P 500 was in correction mode, and the Vix, or fear index, was soaring as traders bought protection (...)

The recent pullback in global equities has been a relatively modest affair, but Merrill Lynch’s latest monthly fund manager survey indicates investors(...)

Happy fifth birthday, global bull market. The advance has been led by the US, with the S&P 500 tripling (dividends included) since M(...)

Analysts are projecting, on average, gains of just 5.8 per cent this year for the S&P 500, Bloomberg noted last week – the weakest annual target i(...)

Twitter’s stock market valuation is more expensive than any other major market flotation since at least 1975, according to IPO expert Prof Jay Ritter.(...)

A customer counts Indian one-hundred rupee banknotes – the currency has dropped in value recently. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Emerging markets took another pounding last week after the Federal Reserve confirmed it was “broadly comfortable” with plans to soon scale back stimul(...)