Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

While “buy low, sell high” is an investing adage, others caution against trying to catch a falling knife and recommend a “buy high, sell higher” appro(...)

As 2014 ends, the buy-the-dip trade continues to work its magic.Stocks soared last week after the Federal Reserve said it would be “patient” in decidi(...)

On a high: the continued advance of equities means one influential strategist sees almost no value in the US market and precious little elsewhere.Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The US stock market is “hideously expensive,” according to James Montier, an influential strategist with GMO, a global investment management firm bas(...)

Quindell founder Rob Terry

AIM-listed insurer Quindell’s share price collapse marks another victory for short-selling outfit Gotham City Research – and a reminder how careless i(...)

One-product wonder: the main risk for Apple is an over-reliance on one product (the iPhone), which accounts for 54 per cent of total revenues. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Apple, now valued at $700 billion, is the most valuable company in history. With its decade-long bull market showing no signs of tiredness, might the (...)

Nobel economist Robert Shiller’s Yale International Centre for Finance find confidence among individual investors, as measured by the percentage believing stocks will be higher in a year’s time, is at an all-time low. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Cautious investor sentiment indicates stocks will continue to climb the proverbial wall of worry, with no evidence of the feverish excitement associat(...)

Outside the NYSE on Wall Street: Traders and investors alike continue to eulogise the fictionalised biography of legendary Wall Street speculator Jesse Livermore in Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Last Friday, November 28th, was the 74th anniversary of the death of legendary Wall Street speculator Jesse Livermore. Once dubbed “the most fabulous (...)

Is Apple, the first company in history to be valued at more than $700 billion, now priced for perfection? Up 25 per cent since mid-October, shares hav(...)

Currency fluctuations on an electronic board in Tokyo: ordinary traders lose an average of 3 per cent per week on forex markets. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Nine out of 10 people who engage in foreign exchange trading lose money, according to a recent French survey. The finding will surprise no one with an(...)

Pan-European indices have advanced just 3 per cent in 2014, compared with double- digit percentage gains in the United States. Might 2015 see a revers(...)