Barry Ritholtz

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Elevated pay ratios have long been justified by the notion that you have to pay for top talent. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to the pay packets of chief executives, how much money is too much? The issue is likely to be the focus of increased attention in the c(...)

 Donald Trump: no other US president has allied himself so closely to the stock market. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Until recently, it was hard to stop Donald Trump boasting about soaring stock prices. “We’re setting a record literally all the time,” he said last mo(...)

Some of the highest Cape readings in history were registered prior to major market crashes, and the indicator has long been used by long-term investors to establish whether equities are cheap or expensive. Photograph: iStock

A strong start to 2018 means US stock market valuations continue to head higher, so much so that the S&P 500 now appears to be even more expensive(...)

Although financial markets have been relatively calm thus far in 2017, there is a widespread perception that volatility has generally increased over t(...)

Brexit: could exercise investors in the months ahead. Studies show social and political values affect people’s investments in various ways. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Political risk has been one of the big themes of 2016, with Brexit exercising investors in recent months and the prospect of president Trump in the US(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

Hedge funds prove to be a suckers’ bet Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates has replaced George Soros as the all-time top-earning hedge fund manager, a(...)

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(...)

Under review: NYSE traders consider the stock market which sceptics say is due a serious decline. Photograph: Brendan McDermid

The bull market in US equities is now almost six years old, with stocks having more than tripled since March 2009. Might 2015 prove to be the year tha(...)

As 2014 ends, the buy-the-dip trade continues to work its magic.Stocks soared last week after the Federal Reserve said it would be “patient” in decidi(...)

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(...)

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