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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(...)

President Donald Trump with China’s president, Xi Jinping, in Beijing for trade talks in 2017. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Donald Trump is increasingly betting that stock market strength is the key to him being re-elected next year, according to Bloomberg and CNBC reports (...)

‘It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we slipped into a recession real soon,’ says Nobel economist Robert Shiller. Photograph:  Reuters/Michelle McLoughlin

The US economic expansion, now almost 10 years old, is within seven months of becoming the longest in history. However with stocks falling into bear m(...)

Why are stocks gaining in the face of mounting economic uncertainty? Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

There’s an old cliché that markets hate uncertainty. So why, one might ask, are stocks gaining in the face of mounting economic uncertainty? Mentions (...)

The Fearless Girl and  Charging Bull statues on Wall Street in New York. Photograph: William Volcov/Getty Images

The S&P 500 fell almost 10 per cent in December alone, its worst close to a year since 1931 and its worst monthly performance since the global fin(...)

US president Donald Trump: he  has threatened to shut down the government if his funding demands for the US-Mexico wall are not met. Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

US stock markets have been shaky lately. In fact, they’ve been shaky since peaking 11 weeks ago. Are we any closer to a bottom? Bears might see such (...)

After a near 10-year rally, is a bear market looming for US stocks? Photograph: iStock

The longest US bull market in history has been looking shaky recently. October was the worst month since November 2008 for the tech-heavy Nasdaq index(...)

Markets now perceive the Democrats as the fiscally responsible party, as evidenced by the reaction in bond markets. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The US midterm elections are over and markets are relieved, judging by the S&P 500’s 2.1 per cent gain last Wednesday – its biggest one-day post-m(...)

Corrections are par for the course in bull markets, but investors are understandably spooked by the scale of the selling. The S&P 500 went 28 consecutive days without registering back-to-back gains. Photograph: Getty Images

Well, that was ugly. October, that is. The S&P 500’s 6.9 per cent fall was its biggest monthly decline in seven years, while things were even more(...)

September 10th, 2008. If a survey by robo-advisory firm Betterment survey is a guide, most people in Ireland have little idea the last decade was a good time to be invested in stocks. Photograph: Jeremy Bales/Bloomberg News

It’s been a miserable year for emerging markets, which fell into a bear market last month, but a turning point may be at hand for a region that looks (...)

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