A scene from The Big Short (2015)

Michael Burry, the hero of The Big Short movie who became famous for his prescient bets against the US housing bubble, says financial markets are now (...)

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(...)

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(...)

New York Stock Exchange: Historically low levels of anxiety have confounded those who assumed an upsurge in volatility was a given in 2017. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s political travails injected some volatility into stock markets recently but 2017 has largely been a very quiet year. Prior to the Trump(...)

Snap stock fell by a quarter following a much-hyped IPO in March, as  its Snapchat app faced further threat from Facebook’s Instagram. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Donald Trump’s sacking of FBI director James Comey stunned the world last week, but investors barely noticed, with gauges of market volatility hitting(...)

Donald Trump: some pundits who predicted a Trump victory have been lauded as Nostradamus-like visionaries, even if their predictions were only half-right. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

If you have to forecast, American economist Edgar Fiedler once quipped, forecast often. If you get a big call right, it will never be forgotten. And i(...)

Republican  nominee Donald Trump: influential Citigroup economist Willem Buiter  warns that a Trump presidency could actually lead to a global recession. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The United States will vote for a new president next Tuesday. Should investors care? They should certainly be on alert if Donald Trump somehow pulls (...)

From 1988 to 2013, an initial investment of $10,000 in the market, left to its own devices, increased to $128,952, using Vanguard Group’s online tool. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

It isn’t easy to fly in the face of a 3G force. Jeffrey Gundlach, Goldman Sachs, and Bill Gross have all sounded warning signals – okay, fire alarms (...)

In a tweet on Thursday Bill Gross, the founder of bond powerhouse Pimco and now a fund manager at Janus, said: “Global yields lowest in 500 years of recorded history…. This is a supernova that will explode one day.” (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

The $10tn pile of negative-yielding government bonds is a “supernova that will explode one day”, according to Janus Capital’s Bill Gross, underscorin(...)

Jeremy Grantham

Hedge fund ‘ripoff’ sending investors to the poorhouse Hedge funds are coming under increasing criticism these days, with even fellow hedge fund mana(...)

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