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We all like to think well of ourselves. Unfortunately, this need for a sunny self-image means we’re more likely to remember our good investments and f(...)

Traders work  at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes EISELE / AFP)JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

Buy gold. So says Ray Dalio, the influential founder of Bridgewater, the world’s biggest hedge fund, who penned a lengthy LinkedIn post last week outl(...)

While professional investors tend to be undone by distraction and inattention, ordinary investors are more likely to pay attention to the wrong things. File photograph: Getty

When you’re distracted, your performance suffers. That’s true of surgeons – research suggests distraction in the operating room is a major factor in u(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Congress Hall during the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:  EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

As US president Donald Trump and senior White House officials stayed away from the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week due to a partial government sh(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The most prescient bear on Wall Street in 2018 was Morgan Stanley’s Michael Wilson, who warned we were witnessing a “rolling bear market”. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Investors entered 2018 in exuberant form but it turned out to be a lousy year for global stocks. Will the bears prevail again in 2019? Do market strat(...)

Hedge funds on average lost 6.7 per cent in 2018. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Bridgewater Associates’ flagship hedge fund rose 14.6 per cent last year as stocks fell broadly, according to Bloomberg. The Connecticut-based firm i(...)

Japanese stock prices in Tokyo. Asian markets fell on Tuesday.

Stocks fell globally, with European and Asian equities tracking a rout in U.S. shares that appeared poised to deepen on Tuesday amid investor jitters (...)

Dr Lynsey Hollywood. “Through our extensive range of business contacts within the food and drinks industry, demand for this type of course has been expressed on numerous occasions.”  Photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University

The link between the dizzyingly complex world of financial derivative trading, McDonald’s chicken McNuggets, the world’s largest hedge fund, and agri-(...)

Is this finally bear market time? Photograph: iStock

February’s market correction was a decidedly rapid affair, with the S&P 500 enduring its fastest-ever double-digit decline from an all-time high b(...)

Donald Trump: the US president’s tweets suggest he sees himself as God’s gift to the stock market. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump’s erratic behaviour and the Federal Reserve’s recent warning about expensive stock market valuations have occupied investors’ minds latel(...)

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