US president Donald Trump has pledged not to introduce more tariffs on Chinese goods and softened his stance on telecoms maker Huawei. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Stocks advanced, China’s renminbi strengthened and haven assets weakened on Monday, buoyed by renewed hopes of a US-China trade deal after the leader(...)

All indicators suggest that house price and rental growth will continue into 2018, with double-digit hikes expected in the former and price growth of between 4-7 per cent for the latter. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s been a year of highs – US markets reached new peaks, while rents exceeded Celtic Tiger levels. And lows, as evidenced by the ongoing tracker mort(...)

“Unless you are going to trade a hell of a lot,  you are not going to be getting the sorts of returns that you got 10, 15 years ago.” Photograph: iStock

Modern day investors are living in “a world of low numbers” where the high returns of the last century are unlikely to rematerialise, the head of Stan(...)

NYSE trader: allocating to equities will still make sense in 2016. Photograph: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

For savers and investors, 2015 was a mixed year, with deposit rates continuing to slide and markets volatile. But what will this year bring? With the(...)

Consumer confidence is on the rise and economic sentiment is at a more than four-year high.

Moribund. Decrepit. Sclerotic. Popular words to describe the economy shared by the 19 countries of the euro zone - but perhaps no longer apt. Very sl(...)

On the up: 2014 was another good year for many investors in the stock markets. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The year may be ending in turmoil as Russia lurches towards a financial crisis, but overall 2014 was another good year for investors. With markets acr(...)