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From 1926 through March 2020, dividends accounted for 40.2 per cent of the total return of the S&P 500. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The swings of the stock market have been painful enough lately. But on top of the price declines that have kept many investors awake at night, another(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

The Federal Reserve left its main policy rate unchanged on Wednesday, but made a technical nudge to one of the levers it uses to manage that rate, und(...)

US president Donald Trump:  He is no longer merely venting on Twitter, but using his tweets as a policy tools. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Scarcely a week passes without stock markets being roiled by a tweet from Donald Trump. How big a threat is the volatile US president to stock markets(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Last month, major US indices suffered their biggest one-day falls of the year after 10-year bond yields fell below their two-year counterparts for the first time since 2008. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Not so long ago, only finance insiders worried about yield curve inversions – an obscure-sounding piece of market jargon denoting when long-term yield(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Stocks tanked following last week’s inversion of the US treasury yield curve, a key recession indicator. Should investors be worried? You can argue t(...)

Last week’s report on US second-quarter gross domestic product showed that the economy slowed last spring. It also came exactly 10 years since the Gre(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and Irish passport holder.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is the favourite to replace Christine Lagarde as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, according (...)

‘I don’t get up in the morning hoping that people will love me,’ Andrew Bailey replied when asked whether it was better to be feared than liked or loved. Photograph: Reuters

The bookies’ favourite as the next governor of the Bank of England managed to withstand a grilling from MPs on Tuesday without doing too much harm to (...)

Stephen Moore speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, DC, on March 22nd. Trump said he’s nominating Moore, a long-time supporter of the president, for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Investors should be alarmed by US president Donald Trump’s decision to nominate his chief economist, Stephen Moore, for a powerful post on the Federal(...)

Wells Fargo: Bank has faced regulatory scrutiny, fines and lawsuits since a scandal in 2016. Photograph: Eve Edelheit/Bloomberg

Wells Fargo and Co is planning to operate under a Federal Reserve asset cap through to the end of 2019, rather than just the first half of the year, a(...)

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