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Fund managers may not be worried about a US recession occurring in 2019, but things might get hairy in 2020. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg 

US stocks are on the verge of all-time highs after gaining almost 25 per cent since December’s low, but there’s a bigger chance of a market melt-up th(...)

US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell   insisted the US economy remains strong, but many commentators speculated the Fed must be increasingly concerned about a looming slowdown Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Investors have been pricing in a more dovish Federal Reserve policy for months but they were nevertheless taken aback by the extent of the Fed’s U-tur(...)

‘When times get tough, investors often decide to sit things out until the coast is clear. The problem is that by the time the smoke has lifted, the train has often left the station, to use an old market adage.’ Photograph: Pat Roque/AP

A decade ago, the global financial crisis was raging and stocks were sinking amid the worst bear market since the 1930s. Ten years ago this week, stoc(...)

Apple is up almost 50%  since July, meaning Levoff has seemingly missed out on millions of dollars in gains. Photograph:  EPA/Franck Robichon

Global stocks have enjoyed a double-digit percentage gain since Christmas, but fund managers remain decidedly cautious judging by Merrill Lynch’s late(...)

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(...)

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(...)

  Apple fell into a bear market last week. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Amazon lost its trillion-dollar crown in October and fell into a bear market shortly afterwards. Last week it was Apple’s turn, with the iPhone maker (...)

Not all money managers share the idea that emerging market stocks are obviously cheap, while others say they are cheap for good reasons. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Emerging markets have endured a torrid year, losing more than a quarter of their value since peaking in January. Investors are often advised to buy wh(...)

Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Tina trade – the idea that there is no alternative to stocks in a low-yielding world – has helped support the US bull market over the last nine ye(...)

US indices have hit multiple all-time highs this year and the nine-year bull market remains intact, recent weakness notwithstanding.

Professional investors are bearish but the kind of panic seen at major stock-market bottoms remains absent, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest monthl(...)

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