Most of the Fanmags – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Apple, and Google – are “trading at valuations nearly as rich as they have ever traded,” according to investor Rob Arnott. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images

Investors should avoid the broader US market and be especially wary of certain technology stocks that are, like bitcoin and controversial electric car(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. All investors can suffer from short-termism, says fund manager Joe Wiggins, “but it is easier for amateur investors to avoid it”. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Inside information, better tools, better connections, access to almost infinite amounts of data – it’s fair to say ordinary investors can’t compete ag(...)

The US stock market has looked much pricier than other developed markets over the last decade but it has justified seemingly hefty valuation multiples precisely because US companies have been so profitable.   Photograph: Westend61/Getty images

US earnings season is about to get under way and corporate profit margins are bound to come under the spotlight. Margins have remained near record lev(...)

Climate change activists stage a protest outside the HM Treasury building in central London, during environmental protests by the Extinction Rebellion group. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Earlier this month, Bank of England governor Mark Carney and his French counterpart, Villeroy de Galhau, warned that limiting global temperature incre(...)

Value investing: has the strategy outlived its usefulness due to structural market changes? Photograph: Getty Images

Neil Woodford has often been described as Britain’s answer to Warren Buffett but his investors, disillusioned after years of disappointing returns, ar(...)

‘When times get tough, investors often decide to sit things out until the coast is clear. The problem is that by the time the smoke has lifted, the train has often left the station, to use an old market adage.’ Photograph: Pat Roque/AP

A decade ago, the global financial crisis was raging and stocks were sinking amid the worst bear market since the 1930s. Ten years ago this week, stoc(...)

Not all money managers share the idea that emerging market stocks are obviously cheap, while others say they are cheap for good reasons. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Emerging markets have endured a torrid year, losing more than a quarter of their value since peaking in January. Investors are often advised to buy wh(...)

An employee of Lehman Brothers carries a box out of the company’s HQ building (background) while dodging the media assembled outside on September 15th, 2008, in New York. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

This Saturday, September 15th, marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The biggest corporate bankruptcy in history, Lehman’s fa(...)

In 2013, analyst Tim Lee forecast that the Turkish lira, then trading at 1.9 to the US dollar, would collapse to 7.2. The 7 level was breached last month. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

A financial crisis is bad enough, but how would you feel if you were warned in advance but did nothing? How would you feel upon hearing those four dre(...)

A Tesla Model S electric vehicle recharging. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk’s inability to avoid controversy hasn’t helped the share price of electric car company recently. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

It’s bear market time for emerging markets. Rising rates, the strong dollar, trade tensions, and most recently economic crisis in Turkey have helped t(...)

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