Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/reuters

Ordinary investors are committing a multitude of investment sins, judging by a recent Schroders survey that polled over 25,000 people from 32 countrie(...)

One gets the impression right now that markets, buoyed by the likelihood of US interest rate cuts from an increasingly dovish Federal Reserve, want to go higher. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The S&P 500 hit fresh all-time highs last week but investors aren’t excited. Far from it, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (BofAML) la(...)

President Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The S&P 500 enjoyed its biggest one-day gain since January last Tuesday after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell indicated he was open to cutting(...)

The cryptocurrency market is notorious for manipulative activity. Investors should stay sceptical.

Is bitcoin back? Below $4,000 (€3,582) just two months ago, the cryptocurrency topped $8,000 on Monday last week after soaring 26 per cent during one (...)

Yes, most investors are awful at timing. Photograph: iStock

Investors ran for the hills as stocks plunged over Christmas, with retail sentiment surveys showing pessimism at five-year highs. Now, 20 per cent lat(...)

‘When times get tough, investors often decide to sit things out until the coast is clear. The problem is that by the time the smoke has lifted, the train has often left the station, to use an old market adage.’ Photograph: Pat Roque/AP

A decade ago, the global financial crisis was raging and stocks were sinking amid the worst bear market since the 1930s. Ten years ago this week, stoc(...)

  Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish after markets soared last week. Photograph: Reuters

Markets soared last week after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish, performing a policy U-turn that had analysts everywhere(...)

Apple’s recent woes  have prompted many apocalyptic headlines lately. Photograph: Jason Lee/File Photo

Apple’s recent woes – prior to last week’s rebound, the stock had fallen almost 40 per cent over three months, losing some $450 billion (€390 billion)(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The recent losses at Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google exceed the value of the entire Spanish stock market. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Last week, the NYSE Fang+ index fell into bear market territory (a fall of 20 per cent). The FAANG stocks that dominate the index – Facebook, Amazon, (...)

US president Donald Trump continues to overestimate his importance to the stock market. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

The ongoing US bull market became the longest in history last week, but it seems ordinary investors barely noticed. Stocks had been closing in on Jan(...)

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