The Apple store on Regent Street, London. In June, Apple and Microsoft were jostling for the position of America’s most valuable company. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Have America’s biggest tech stocks found the “antidote to ageing”? That description was recently used by valuation expert and New York University fina(...)

Tesla stocks continued to advance on Thursday, ensuring a two-day gain of 18 per cent. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

First Apple, then Tesla – stock splits, it seems, are back in fashion. Almost a quarter of US stocks split their stock in 1982, but splits have since(...)

 ‘If gold did not reward inflation fear in 1980 and 2011,’ the authors of a new paper ask, ‘why should it reward inflation fear now?’ Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA

Gold has skyrocketed recently, surpassing the $2,000 level for the first time before suffering its biggest two-day plunge in seven years last week. (...)

A trader makes a phone call on Wall Street in New York City. File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The S&P 500 is often called the S&P 5 these days, due to the dominance of the index’s five biggest stocks – Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google a(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Joe Kennedy reportedly said in 1929 that he knew it was time to get out of the market when the shoeshine boys were giving stock tips. Are we witnessin(...)

A share trader reacts on first share prices during early trading at the German stock exchange in Frankfurt in 2008. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Stocks have enjoyed a strong recovery, but volatility hasn’t gone away – far from it. “Investors have calmed down much more than the market has”, note(...)

Fewer than 1 per cent panicked and sold all of their stocks. Photograph: iStock

Huge first-quarter losses followed by huge second-quarter gains means the S&P 500 fell only 2.7 per cent in the first half of the year. That small(...)

Nasdaq  was 16 per cent above its 200-day average last week after eight consecutive daily gains. Photograph: Sharron Stapleton/Reuters

Stocks have done very well over the last few months but not everyone is flying high. Rather, the big stocks have done the heavy lifting, resulting in (...)

Prior to last Thursday’s selloff, the S&P 500 was flat for the year. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

If you hadn’t been paying attention, you might think 2020 has been a boring year for stocks. Prior to last Thursday’s sell-off, the S&P 500 was fl(...)

Americans have been using government stimulus cheques to buy stocks.  Photograph; Getty Images

Ordinary punters everywhere continue to turn their attention to stock market trading. The Financial Times last week reported Japan’s five main online (...)

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