The dramatic moves highlight the growing influence of retail traders, who have organised on the message board site Reddit.  Photograph: Bloomberg

A “short squeeze” that started on Wall Street swept across the globe on Wednesday, triggering another day of frenetic moves in the share prices of com(...)

Interactive is one of the largest US discount brokers. Photograph: The New York Times

US low-cost trading firm Interactive Brokers has received authorisation from the Central Bank for its new Irish entity to be able to continue to offer(...)

Tesla chief executive  Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in 2019. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Tesla will be added to the S&P 500 Index in one shot on December 21st, a move that will ripple through the entire market as money managers adjust (...)

Interactive Brokers is one of the largest US discount brokers. Photograph: The New York Times

US low-cost trader Interactive Brokers is set to open a Dublin office as it restructures its European offering ahead of the UK’s final departure from (...)

Many people are turning to stock market trading. This won’t end well.  Photograph: James Gourley/EPA

Many people are at home right now, either because they’re working remotely or they’ve lost their jobs. Life has become boring and many people are in n(...)

Oil production levels have remained robust even as coronavirus destroys demand, triggering a global supply glut. Photograph: Getty Images

Oil prices rebounded on Wednesday after Donald Trump stoked geopolitical tensions with an announcement that he had ordered US warships to “shoot down (...)

Separate data from Pension Partners’ Charlie Bilello shows that over the last 70 years, readings of 47.8 or lower have usually been followed by recessions within two years. Photograph: iStock

Major US brokerages have for years resisted following in the footsteps of Robinhood, the Silicon Valley start-up which offered free stock trading in 2(...)

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

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

It’s easy for active investors to drown in a sea of misinformation. There’s no shortage of confident commentary telling investors and traders what to (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Given the latest hike in Dirt, never mind the potential impact of paying PRSI as well depending on how much interest you earn, share trading may not h(...)