Bill Gross

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Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman lost hundreds of millions of dollars betting against nutritional supplement company Herbalife. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Legendary investor Bill Gross was the most successful bond manager of his generation but his career ended miserably earlier this year after he made ri(...)

‘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(...)

Ardagh Group chairman  Paul Coulson ventured into the riskiest area of the bond markets this week, raising $350 million through the sale of payment-in-kind notes. Photograph: Alan Betson

You’ve got to hand it to Paul Coulson and how he can play international debt markets. The Dublin financier’s glass and metal containers group, Ardagh(...)

Goldman Sachs recently cautioned that 10-year returns have been negative or below historical norms 99% of the time when valuations were as high as they are today. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A record number of fund managers believe global equities to be overvalued, with an overwhelming majority seeing the US market as the most overvalued i(...)

What’s going to happen? Technical analysts try to predict future price trends by studying past price action and charts

Some investors aren’t interested in spending hours studying a company’s fundamentals. They look for answers by studying price action and charts. Is th(...)

Donald Trump: the first six months of his presidency have been nothing if not dramatic. Photograph: John Minchillo/AP

Scandals, infighting, chaotic policymaking, a pugilistic and an isolationist approach to diplomacy that has alarmed America’s traditional allies – th(...)

Hedge funds have piled into the FAANG stocks – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google – which have gained almost four times more than the S&P 500 in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The FAANG stocks – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google – have led markets higher in 2017, posting year-to-date gains ranging from 27 per cent(...)

Wall Street stocks rose but then pared gains after jobs data cleared the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

European stocks were little changed, as equities trimmed their earlier gains after it emerged the European Central Bank discussed whether interest rat(...)

 Bernie Madoff: “He stole more money than anyone in history, and to other thieves, this makes him a hero.” Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Donald Trump doubters are not the only ones sceptical about the sustainability of the ongoing bull market. Stocks are expensive: can they get even pri(...)

Mohamed El-Erian: “The probabilities are now starting to tip in the likelihood of a bad outlook.” Photograph: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Mohamed El-Erian has said he is favouring cash as well as the riskiest investments, such as venture capital, in his portfolio. El-Erian is less bulli(...)

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