CNN’s Fear and Greed index, a composite sentiment tool tracking multiple indicators, indicates investors are more fearful than greedy. Photograph: iStock

There have been signs of stock market euphoria in 2021 but sentiment seems to be cooling. Surveys are mixed right now. The mood remains “unambiguousl(...)

Ordinary investors are getting giddy, judging by the latest American Association of Individual Investors poll, but contrarians would prefer if they were less euphoric. File photograph: iStock

Ordinary investors are getting giddy, judging by the latest American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) poll. The percentage of investors expe(...)

Ordinary investors have been sceptical ever since this rally began in March. Photograph: iStock

Stock market sentiment has plummeted following the correction. US equity funds recently recorded their third-largest weekly outflows, according to Ban(...)

The Fearless Girl statue in front of the New York Stock Exchange at Wall Street. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

The growing herd of day traders speculating in high-risk stocks might give the impression of irrational exuberance in financial markets. In fact, far (...)

Veteran money manager and bubble expert Jeremy Grantham described the current market a ‘real McCoy’ bubble

High valuations and crazed speculative bets from inexperienced day traders – is the current market a “real McCoy” bubble, as veteran money manager and(...)

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Stocks slipped last week but have nevertheless enjoyed big gains since bottoming in mid-March. Ordinary investors aren’t convinced, however. Yale’s cr(...)

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(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where ‘it could be another few years at least before occurrences of record new highs start to dry up’. File photograph: Getty

Stocks are hitting all-time highs and greed is taking hold, with fear of missing out on further gains now driving markets. That’s the key takeaway fro(...)

WeWork   shelved its IPO plans after its private valuation of $47 billion was reportedly slashed to $10 billion as unimpressed investors steered clear. Photograph:   Timothy  Clary/AFP via Getty Images

As initial price offerings (IPO) attempts go, WeWork’s failed flotation was as bad as it gets – its private valuation of $47 billion was reportedly sl(...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

After weeks of indecision, the S&P 500 staged a breakout last week following rising optimism on the outlook for US-China trade talks. Since plung(...)

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