Gold prices are on the up but may drop to about $955 in the fourth quarter and average around $1,000 over the full year according to estimates. Photograph: Bloomberg.

It’s been a scary start to 2016 for global markets and investors are responding by buying more gold than at any time in the past year. In the past fi(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, has been careful not to be any more specific on the timing of a move as the central bank continues to monitor occasionally erratic economic data. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

The sudden intrusion into the debate on the timing of an interest rate move by Dennis Lockhart has been telling. The president of the Federal Reserve (...)

JPMorgan Chase and Co., which has racked up more than $36 billion in legal bills since the financial crisis, is rolling out a program to identify rogue employees before they go astray. (Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters)

Wall Street traders are already threatened by computers that can do their jobs faster and cheaper. Now the humans of finance have something else to w(...)

Goldman Sachs said it fired two staff after a junior employee passed confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to a senior colleague in the investment bank. Photo: Reuters

Goldman Sachs said it fired two staff after a junior employee passed confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, his former (...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus shares rose 3.4 per cent, marking  a reversal of recent sentiment towards airline stocks in the wake of the Ebola scare. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks rose yesterday, ending the longest rout in 11 years, while Italian and Greek bonds gained on prospects for more stimulus. Ten-year It(...)

An office worker watching the FTSE 100, which slumped by another 2 per cent today as fears over the global economy triggered another bleak session for volatile stock markets. Photograph:  PA Wire

US stocks recovered from early losses as St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said policy makers should consider delaying the end of(...)

Timothy Geithner, president and managing director of Warburg Pincus LLC and former US Treasury secretary, walks to the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The failure of American insurance giant AIG in September 2008 would have been “even more damaging” than the failure of Wall Street bank Lehman Brother(...)

Ryanair repurchased 109,000 shares yesterday as part of its plans to return €1 billion in capital to shareholders by way of a combination of share buybacks and dividends.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index close to a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Labo(...)

European stocks advanced after the publication of the  US payrolls report today.  Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

European stocks advanced today, following their biggest rally in seven weeks, as investors assessed a report that showed the US economy created fewer (...)

A sensible and historically successful approach to investing begins with the belief that every asset has an intrinsic value. Before investing in an as(...)