Bernie Sanders during a rally last week in Richmond, Virginia. Markets don’t like Sanders’s agenda. Photograph:  Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Billionaire bond manager Jeffrey Gundlach reckons commentators are overstating the coronavirus role in last week’s sell-off, saying markets are also “(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington, US. Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

The odds of self-described socialist Bernie Sanders becoming America’s next president have shortened dramatically, but there’s little chatter about hi(...)

 ‘US markets halved in 2000-02 and again in 2007-09, but you have to go all the way back to the 1930s to find the last time stocks more than halved in value.’ Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

Markets are doomed. Again. Warnings of looming Armageddon have become routine over the last decade, so it wasn’t surprising to hear another apocalypti(...)

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Markets have been calm about the prospect of a Bernie Sanders presidency. That may be about to change. The left-winger recently took the lead in a pol(...)

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(...)

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