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Donald Trump: The 1,000-point thresholds “continue to drop like flies these days”, noted Bespoke Investment Group. This was the fifth such crossing since Trump’s election win last November. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Last week marked the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, when stocks suffered their biggest one-day plunge in history. There were the usual warnings reg(...)

 October 19th, 1987: A trader holds his head at the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as panic selling sweeps Wall Street. File photograph: Maria Bastone/Getty

Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, the infamous day when the US stock market fell almost 23 per cent – by far the biggest one-day cr(...)

Fiachra ‘Figs’ O’Sullivan: ‘I find it easy to accept my success here in America. I find Americans to be cheerleaders. They cheer you on’
Wild Geese: From Old Bawn to Big Sur
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  • October 13, 2017, 06:28

Fiachra “Figs” O’Sullivan grew up in Old Bawn in Tallaght in Dublin. “I’ve met lots of guys named Fiachra, my age, who are nicked-named “Figs”. I thin(...)

 The belief that bear markets favour active management is erroneous, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.

The reputation of active fund managers has been battered since the bull market began in 2009, with years of underperformance prompting ordinary invest(...)

Goldman Sachs recently cautioned that 10-year returns have been negative or below historical norms 99% of the time when valuations were as high as they are today. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A record number of fund managers believe global equities to be overvalued, with an overwhelming majority seeing the US market as the most overvalued i(...)

Donald Trump: the US president’s tweets suggest he sees himself as God’s gift to the stock market. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump’s erratic behaviour and the Federal Reserve’s recent warning about expensive stock market valuations have occupied investors’ minds latel(...)

Financial institutions have paid more than $150 billion in fines in the US relating to the credit crisis, passing a significant milestone a decade after it became clear American subprime woes had become a global problem. Photographer: Gino Domenico / Bloomberg

Financial institutions have paid more than $150 billion in fines in the US relating to the credit crisis, passing a significant milestone a decade aft(...)

emerging and European markets have essentially gone nowhere over the last decade, during which time US stocks have doubled. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Every trader knows you should buy the dips in a bull market, but what if stocks never dip?  StockTake has previously noted the S&P 500’s big(...)

The “tech wreck” reignited talk about the apparently outsized impact of the Faang stocks – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix (or Nvidia) and Google – on market indices. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Things have been challenging for the high-flying technology sector lately, with heavy selling in the so-called “tech wreck” bringing the likes of Appl(...)

Caroline Bowler’s advice for those in Asia includes: “Make connections, reach out via LinkedIn, start the ball-rolling. Momentum carries a person.”

Caroline Bowler is a long way from her home town of Longford and her early career in an administrative position as she worked her way through a busine(...)

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