Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph:  Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

August lived up to its reputation as a tricky month for stocks. Will things be less stressful in September? No, if history is any guide. September has(...)

Despite increased recession concern and flat to negative corporate earnings and revenues, the S&P 500 enjoyed its best first half to a year since 1998. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Recession talk continues to grow louder but stock markets keep hitting new highs. Are the warnings over-hyped or is a 2020 recession a real possibilit(...)

The S&P 500 posted double-digit gains in the first quarter after three consecutive monthly advances, something that might unnerve cautious types who assume what goes up, must come down. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images/File photo

Market rallies can sometimes be testing affairs, with indices lurching about wildly in both directions, but the lack of volatility means investors hav(...)

US president Donald Trump continues to overestimate his importance to the stock market. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

The ongoing US bull market became the longest in history last week, but it seems ordinary investors barely noticed. Stocks had been closing in on Jan(...)