Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The United States bull market, now 2,612 days old, has just become the second-longest rally in history. Stocks have more than tripled since March 2009(...)

A bronze “Charging Bull” statue in New York’s financial district. Photograph:  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Tired bull market turns seven The US bull market celebrated its seventh birthday last week, but there’s precious little exuberance surrounding history(...)

A man walks past an electric quotation board flashing the Nikkei key stock index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Photograph: Getty Images

Looking for investor capitulation Market sentiment may be awful but investors are not yet “max bearish”, indicating any bounces should be sold. That (...)

A specialist trader looks at his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Sell on the bounce Market sentiment may be awful but investors are not yet “max bearish”, indicating any bounces should be sold. So says Merrill Lync(...)

Mounting fears regarding a global slowdown have hit stocks recently, but Merrill Lynch’s latest monthly fund manager survey indicates a rebound may(...)

 The iconic Wall Street bull. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US bull market continues to tire US markets continue to hover around all-time highs, but a large number of stocks are already in individual bear marke(...)

A Hanergy exhibition stand at a Clean Energy Expo in Beijing recently:  China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is under investigation by Hong Kong’s market watchdog,  after the company lost half its market value of nearly $40 billion in 24 minutes on May 20, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS

Muted sentiment augurs well for stocks The S&P 500 may be at all-time highs, but the latest Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey shows invest(...)

Party’s over: The Nasdaq lost 78 per cent of its value in the years following 2000. Illustration: Steve Lopez/Bay Area News Group/MCT via Getty Images

Fifteen years ago today, the dotcom bubble burst, ending the greatest market mania of recent times. What followed was market carnage on a grand scale.(...)

 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(...)