Marissa Mayer: set to pocket more than $200 million by the time she walks away from Yahoo. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Some estimates suggest Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will have pocketed more than $200 million by the time she walks away from Yahoo, the fallen(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Stocks have endured a drawn-out correction since May 2015’s peak. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

US indices have been hitting all-time highs but the biggest gainers in 2016 have been defensive rather than cyclical sectors. Does this indicate inve(...)

Inside the Federal Reserve  in Washington. Photograph:  EPA/SHAWN THEW

Anxiety regarding Federal Reserve plans caused stocks to retreat last week – or so we’re told. The Fed recently left rates unchanged and signalled two(...)

Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump. Photograph: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

Market rally continues to broaden After a torrid start to 2016, global equities have bounced nicely, recouping more than half this year’s losses since(...)

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

Hedge funds prove to be a suckers’ bet Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates has replaced George Soros as the all-time top-earning hedge fund manager, a(...)

“Apple may well prove a value trap – who knows? – but the notion ‘value stocks in tech just do not work’ is pure fiction.” Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Bear market a reality for many investors A renewed bout of China-induced nervousness resulted in stocks selling off hard last week, triggering the us(...)

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(...)

Picasso purchase and the greater fool theory Is art a good investment? Some people think so, with Christie’s last week becoming the first auction hous(...)

The latest Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey shows concerned investors are taking the Tina approach – there is no alternative – to stocks.In F(...)

Global markets have been slapped around of late, with Europe bearing the brunt of the selling. Escalating geopolitical tensions, particularly in Russi(...)