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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Market bottom or a bear market rally? Stocks staged an impressive rally last week, enjoying their biggest three-day gain since August. Have equity mar(...)

Fed chairman Janet Yellen: last week’s unexpectedly hawkish  message means a December hike is now seen as a 50/50 bet. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

A December interest rate hike is back on the table, the US’s Federal Reserve signalled last week. Should investors care? Well, there’s no doubt they d(...)

Picasso purchase and the greater fool theory Is art a good investment? Some people think so, with Christie’s last week becoming the first auction hous(...)

The latest Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey shows concerned investors are taking the Tina approach – there is no alternative – to stocks.In F(...)

US stocks gained last week, but it has been an iffy 2015 for the S&P 500, which has badly underperformed other developed markets. Photograph: by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

US stocks gained last week, but it has been an iffy 2015 for the S&P 500, which has badly underperformed other developed markets. However, there i(...)

Nobel economist Robert Shiller’s Yale International Centre for Finance find confidence among individual investors, as measured by the percentage believing stocks will be higher in a year’s time, is at an all-time low. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Cautious investor sentiment indicates stocks will continue to climb the proverbial wall of worry, with no evidence of the feverish excitement associat(...)

Seasonal market patterns seemingly suggest the recent market rally is just the beginning. Historically all market gains have come during over the Nove(...)

The US Federal Reserve announced last week that quantitative easing (QE) was finally over, an event investors seem to have taken in their stride.Grant(...)

The recent stock market mauling indicates their is obvious potential for a decent multi-week bounce, but the era of easy gains may well be ending.For (...)

Global markets have been slapped around of late, with Europe bearing the brunt of the selling. Escalating geopolitical tensions, particularly in Russi(...)

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