Jason Zweig

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“Market forecasts are particularly tricky. No one can see the future – the world is inherently uncertain and surprising things will happen.” Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

“Forecasting: the attempt to predict the unknowable by measuring the irrelevant; this task employs most people on Wall Street.” The words of Jason Zw(...)

Greenpeace activists demonstrate at the entrance to the Volkswagen  plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, in  2015. “When a company runs afoul of the social consensus . . . investors have an opportunity.” Photograph:  Peter Steffen

Warren Buffett famously advised investors to be greedy when others are fearful, but new research suggests it may be equally profitable to be calm when(...)

Are you “susceptible”, “infected” or “immune” to Bitcoin? Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Buy Russia. That’s according to GMO, the value investing firm headed by iconic investor Jeremy Grantham. Russian stocks were slaughtered last week, pl(...)

One study found the average Nasdaq investor underperformed the index by 5.3 percentage points annually over a 30-year period. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

The recent stock market volatility has reminded people that investing can be an unnerving business. At times like this, there is a danger that anxious(...)

Netflix has become the latest company to enjoy a market capitalisation in excess of $100 billion. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It’s official – this is the easiest stock market in history. Investing is meant to be a nerve-busting business, with stocks typically enduring unple(...)

Richard Thaler, the father of behavioural finance. Once a niche field, behavioural economics is decidedly mainstream these days. Photograph:  Tannen Maury/EPA

Investors can learn a lot from the work of Richard Thaler, the father of behavioural finance, who was last week awarded a Nobel Prize in economics for(...)

Netflix, Amazon, Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs, among other high-profile stocks, have suffered double-digit drops lately

Stock markets may be not too far away from all-time highs, but some high-profile stocks –Amazon, Netflix, Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs, among others (...)

Amazon boxes stacked in New York:  stock markets have been an excellent long-term investment is because of the huge returns generated by a tiny minority of superstocks such as Amazon. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Amazon recently celebrated its 20th birthday as a public company. And what a birthday it would have been if you’d bought shares back when the company (...)

Stock prices change because of supply and demand, and seasoned investors know that most day-to-day action is merely market noise. Photograph: Getty Images

Would you be nervous about your investments if you read that Wall Street “looked set for another day of market carnage”? On the other hand, if you we(...)

The UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union takes place on June 23rd. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

New highs might be good for market The S&P 500 continues to hover just below May 2015’s all-time highs, but investors could be forgiven for think(...)

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