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Even the large investor that UDG originally had in the bag to support the deal can’t be counted on to the extent that was once hoped

It seemed that UDG Healthcare would be just another Irish company to exit the market with barely a whimper, when the group revealed four weeks ago tha(...)

US senator Josh Hawley rails against technology companies in his new book, The Tyranny of Big Tech.  Photograph: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Bloomberg

“Josh Hawley rails at big tech firms but records show he has invested in them”, headlined the Guardian newspaper last week, reporting that the US Repu(...)

The consensus is that another decade of US outperformance is increasingly unlikely. Photograph: iStock

The last 10 years have been great for the US stock market, but the next 10? Not so much, says fund giant Vanguard. It estimates US annual returns wi(...)

Democratic candidate Joe Biden speaks during the second and final US presidential debate last Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: AP Photo/Julio Cortez

“Your 401ks will crash with Biden. Massive Biden Tax and Regulation increases will destroy all that you have built!” Donald Trump’s fevered imagining(...)

A trader makes a phone call outside the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes EISELE/AFP via Getty Images

Rising stock prices in the face of declining earnings means US valuations are on the rise. The Russell 1000’s price-earnings ratio is up over nine poi(...)

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(...)

It’s not easy to amass a cash fund these days. If you’re lucky enough to have done it, be sure to read the fine print. Photograph: iStock

Having enough cash on hand to pay the bills is always a good idea. But in an economic crisis like this one, with millions unemployed and thousands of (...)

A report from investment management firm Neuberger Berman detailed how the company uses such non-traditional data. Photograph: iStock

Thinking is expensive, and you often don’t get what you pay for. That, more or less, is why actively managed funds have such trouble matching the retu(...)

A trader on the trading floor of  the New York Stock Exchange. File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Ordinary investors are generally seen as the “dumb money” – panicky, emotion-driven souls who buy in the good times only to bail out in the bad times(...)

Market advances tend to be relatively slow, steady affairs that build over time, but declines are often rapid and violent.   Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Stock markets have taken a pounding since coronavirus swept across the world. Adopting a “keep calm and carry on” attitude isn’t easy when you’re cont(...)

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