A view of  the New York Stock Exchange on August 14th. Photograph:  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Stock markets globally were glad earlier this week to see that Donald Trump wasn’t prepared to cancel Christmas. Equities, which have had a bumpy ris(...)

Despite increased recession concern and flat to negative corporate earnings and revenues, the S&P 500 enjoyed its best first half to a year since 1998. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Recession talk continues to grow louder but stock markets keep hitting new highs. Are the warnings over-hyped or is a 2020 recession a real possibilit(...)

President Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The S&P 500 enjoyed its biggest one-day gain since January last Tuesday after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell indicated he was open to cutting(...)

The charging bull statue near the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street. Investors keep getting wrong-footed by the market swings. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Things are getting increasingly hairy in global markets. Last Thursday was the worst day for European stocks since the Brexit vote in June 2016. Thing(...)

Elon Musk, chief executive and founder of Tesla Motors. Musk’s claim that he wants to take Tesla private to remove “distraction and short-term thinking” is ironic. File photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Elon Musk says he is “considering” taking Tesla private at $420, but investors are sceptical that he can pull it off. Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster give(...)

Facebook missed estimates and issued “jaw-dropping guidance,” as GBH Insights put it, saying profit margins would plummet from 44 per cent to the “mid-30s” for more than two years. Photograph: Johannes Berg/Bloomberg

It’s fair to say few investors foresaw last Thursday’s bloodbath in Facebook shares, when the stock lost $118 billion (€101 billion) in market value –(...)

Many investors fear indices are overly dependent on high-flying technology stocks – particularly Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

We’re in the later stages of the investment cycle and the the risks associated with owning equities are increasing, warned National Treasury Managemen(...)

Traders on the floor of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

“Fed hiking rates. Bond yields popping. Oil prices soaring. Think 1973-75. Think 1979-80. Think 1989-90. Think 1999-2000. And think 2006-07. And tell (...)

Head of Dell’s new IoT division Ray O’Far: “We’ve made a business out of storing and processing the world’s most valuable data.”

From hipster, hydroponically-grown designer kale to a Grey’s Anatomy-level story of a race against time to save an infant’s life using state of the ar(...)

 October 19th, 1987: A trader holds his head at the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as panic selling sweeps Wall Street. File photograph: Maria Bastone/Getty

Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, the infamous day when the US stock market fell almost 23 per cent – by far the biggest one-day cr(...)

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