More than half of respondents believed bitcoin was in a bubble when it was trading at $2,200. A few months later, bitcoin had more than doubled and was trading at $5,300, but fewer people now believed they were witnessing a bubble. Photograph: Sascha  Steinbach/EPA

As US markets raced higher in January, ordinary investors were going gaga for stocks. There were four times as many bulls as bears, according to an Am(...)

Angela O’Leary, managing director of AG Associates: “Like many people around the country, I sacrificed the night out for a takeaway at home as a treat.”

Are you a saver or a spender? I think I’m a bit of both. There always has to be a bit of balance. If you can make your money go further, then I’d alw(...)

Seizing the moment: analysis shows stock market reaction to world events is hard to predict. The general logic is that it is best to hold a diversified portfolio. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

Just over a month ago, British voters stunned the world by voting for Brexit. Markets tanked before staging a mighty rebound that has taken many by su(...)

London Stock Exchange: British stocks look cheap, says JP Morgan.  Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Emerging market woes and the possibility of Brexit have caused much angst of late, but a variety of high-profile strategists have also been urging inv(...)

Warren Buffett has urged investors to look at share price, not book value. Photograph: Reuters

US investment guru Warren Buffett is heading for his worst year relative to the rest of the US stock market since 2009, with shares in his conglomerat(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: between 1968 and 1994, value stocks consistently and easily beat growth stocks in the US. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Disciples of value investing have had their faith tested in recent years, with growth stocks largely outperforming their value counterparts since the (...)

Stocks have delivered average annual returns of more than 9 per cent [since 1945], but you don’t get to collect those returns if you bail out every time markets get the jitters. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Large sections of the media tend to get a little hysterical during stock market corrections, adopting a “pack up the kids” tone that aims to scare the(...)

Warren Buffett:  a born investor who accumulated a $73 billion fortune while remaining indifferent to the trappings of wealth. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Warren Buffett’s latest annual letter looks back on his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway, during which time the legendary Oracle of Omaha ha(...)

Warren Buffett believes that holding cash can make sense when there are no better options Photograph: Bloomberg

As Warren Buffett was a student of Benjamin Graham, today we are all students of Warren Buffett.He has become wealthy and famous from his investing. H(...)

There are a host of reasons why the vast majority of funds are destined to continue their underperformance in the coming decades. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The aim of actively-managed funds is to beat the stock market, but precious few manage to do so. This simple fact of life is perplexing to ordinary in(...)

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