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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Fund managers are overweight US equities for the first time in 15 months. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global fund managers are flocking to American stocks but are finally souring on Europe, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest fund manager survey. Fund(...)

Oil prices have risen some 50 per cent over the last year – the 11th biggest price spike in the last 70 years. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Surging oil prices are attracting the attention of investors, with UBS the latest bank to debate what a $100 oil price would mean for the global econo(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

Stocks fell hard last Tuesday as US 10-year bond yields topped 3 per cent for the first time since 2014. There’s been much agonised commentary as to w(...)

Just over three years ago, Netflix was valued at about $20bn; today, the streaming giant is worth some $145bn.  Photograph: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

Stocks have enjoyed a decent pop in recent weeks, prompting investors to hope that a durable bottom is in. Is it? Probably, says LPL Research, which i(...)

The good news is Trump’s responsiveness to market movements may prevent him from doing anything too silly.Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump’s protectionist instincts have gotten the better of him lately. How worried should investors be by the prospect of trade wars? Until last(...)

 “The central truth of the investment business is that investment behaviour is driven by career risk,”  GMO founder Jeremy Grantham opined in a famous 2012 note. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Prior to the recent market correction, Merrill Lynch surveys showed a record number of fund managers believed stocks were overvalued but a record numb(...)

Yields between 2 and 3 per cent represent the “sweet spot” for stocks, Merrill Lynch cautioned in a report last week. Photograph: iStock

Stocks have rebounded nicely since the heavy selling in early February, recently enjoying their biggest weekly gain in five years. But last Wednesday’(...)

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(...)

Amid the ongoing agonising about US inflation and the interest rate outlook,  stocks are enjoying a very fine earnings season. Photograph: Getty Images

The herd instinct is alive and well, judging by the latest Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey. In recent months, the percentage of fund manager(...)

Seven ways to understand the recent rollercoaster stock market

Volatility has returned to global markets. Market corrections can be scary but knowledge is always the best antidote to fear. Here are seven pointers (...)

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