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Markets responded to last week’s US presidential election by posting their biggest post-election day rally in 120 years. Photograph: Jim Watson and Dominick Reuter/AFP

The reaction to last week’s presidential election in the United States shows how quickly market narratives can shift. Prior to the election, the conse(...)

Democratic strategist Justin Horwitz’s comment – “Everything that is wrong with America, in one image” – went viral, but the howls of outrage were misplaced.

Some people have been getting all worked up over a recent screenshot of CNBC host Jim Cramer featuring two contrasting headlines; “The Dow’s best week(...)

Emergency rate cuts outside scheduled meetings only happen in times of obvious turmoil, such as following the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Volatile stock markets enjoyed several large jumps last week, in no small part due to the US Federal Reserve’s half-point rate cut. Markets love rat(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones has warned that the S&P 500 would sink 25 per cent if she wins the 2020 election. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Some of the most prominent names on Wall Street are queuing up to criticise Democrat presidential frontrunner Elizabeth Warren, saying stocks will suf(...)

While professional investors tend to be undone by distraction and inattention, ordinary investors are more likely to pay attention to the wrong things. File photograph: Getty

When you’re distracted, your performance suffers. That’s true of surgeons – research suggests distraction in the operating room is a major factor in u(...)

One study found that returns are lower around full moons, with the magnitude of the difference being 3-5 per cent per year. Illustration: iStock

Superstitious types will know Friday 13th is just days away. Scientifically minded folks might be inclined to roll their eyes, but this may be prematu(...)

Ackman’s mistake is the same one Sean Quinn made with Anglo-Irish Bank shares – his position was just too big. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman last week finally gave up on controversial pharmaceutical firm Valeant, selling his stake and booking a loss thought to(...)

Senior White House adviser Steve Bannon  listens as US president Donald Trump speaks to the press before he meets with his cabinet in the White House. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

It’s not unknown, of course. In ancient Egypt, there was the symbol of the ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. Nerve-addled octopuses sometim(...)

This very entertaining, admirably concise thriller from Jodie Foster – probably her most successful film yet as director – begins with TV huckster Le(...)

Martin Shkreli,  was arrested on alleged securities fraud. Photograph: Bloomberg

Martin Shkreli, a lightning rod for growing outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, was arrested in New York by the FBI on Thursday on securiti(...)

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