Dogecoin, the meme cryptocurrency invented as a joke, was briefly valued at more than $50 billion last week. Photograph: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty

We are, says Ritholtz Wealth Management’s Ben Carlson, living through the most annoying bull market of all time. One can see what he means. Dogecoin, (...)

Bank of America notes the first quarter marked the biggest rotation into value stocks in 20 years. Are we finally witnessing a decisive market shift? File photograph: iStock

Unfashionable value stocks have soared of late while growth stocks such as Amazon (still below September’s highs) and Apple (down 10 per cent since Ja(...)

The New York Stock Exchange   at Wall Street and the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue   in New York City. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Market sentiment has become worryingly bullish in recent weeks and many observers think stocks have run too far, too fast. Nevertheless, the broad-bas(...)

History shows it’s good to buy when markets are terrified, although it gave no indication that returns would be this good. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

The last year has been an annus horribilis for most people. In investment terms, however, the last 12 months have been as good as it gets, producing o(...)

The S&P 500’s 10 biggest stocks (almost all of which come from the tech sector) accounted for 28.6% of the index at the end of 2020. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty

Investors are cooling on technology stocks, but the sector remains dominant in a top-heavy market. For the first time in 16 months, the technology se(...)

Fevered price action in the likes of Tesla (chief executive Elon Musk, above) doesn’t mean the wider market is a bubble. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Signs of speculative excess are not hard to find right now – just look at the price action in Tesla and bitcoin. Are markets getting bubbly? Stocktak(...)

Shattered reinforced glass in the US Capitol in Washington DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The US has recently witnessed armed insurrection, Donald Trump becoming the first president in history to be impeached twice, and mounting fears of vi(...)

Buying at all-time highs might seem risky but waiting for a correction can be a very costly and painful affair. Photograph: iStock

Global stocks are at all-time highs, having gained more than 60 per cent since March’s bottom. If you missed out on the rally, should you wait for sto(...)

Donald Trump ‘knows what awaits him once he relinquishes the presidency’. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty

Analysts may be divided as to what US election result is best for markets, but most agree that one outcome is best avoided – a contested election. Ba(...)

An Exxon petrol station in Arlington, Virginia. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Oil giant Exxon Mobil has been having a tough time of it lately. Shares recently fell in 18 out of 19 trading days – the worst losing streak in the pa(...)

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