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(...)

Once appointed, overconfident chief executives are less likely to learn on the job. Photograph: iStock

In the corporate world, the best person doesn’t always get the top job. A new paper, The Life Cycle of a CEO, says overconfident people are more likel(...)

Boohoo chief executive John Lyttle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Advocates of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) investing have long argued that investors cannot afford to ignore unethical financia(...)

The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will testify in front of Congress at the end of July in what could turn into a serious antitrust investigation. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest tech stocks keep getting bigger. Last month, Apple and Microsoft became the first American companies to be valued at more than $1.5 trilli(...)

Shares in electric car maker Tesla have more than tripled in three months as the company run by Elon Musk ‘has become the go-to alternative energy car company’. File photograph: David Zalubowski/AP

Green stocks are likely to become the next “mega trend in equity markets”, Saxo Bank argued in a recent report. Environmental, social and corporate go(...)

Just as you shouldn’t recommend quack therapies for cancer, you really shouldn’t be giving stock tips. Photograph: Getty Images

Investors are often cautioned to ignore stock tips, but financial blogger Joachim Klement of Fidante Partners suggests investors adopt a related but d(...)

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk at the launch of the Tesla Cybertruck. Ratings agencies differ sharply on whether Tesla is an ethical or unethical company. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP

Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing is big business today. More than $30 trillion – a quarter of the world’s managed asset(...)

 A new study notes that investors have long been prone to the disposition effect – the tendency to sell winning stocks and hold on to losers. Photograph: iStock

Nobel economist and behavioural finance expert Richard Thaler has long warned that it’s a bad idea to look at your portfolio too often, and a new stud(...)

BAML’s surveys show UK stocks have been disliked by fund managers for the past five years. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty

Brexit-related progress helped British assets rally last week but the long-term picture remains bleak, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (B(...)

When unicorns go public. WeWork has revealed heavy losses as part of filings for its parent company’s multibillion dollar public offering in the United States. Photograph: Katelyn Perry/WeWork/PA Wire

WeWork IPO won’t work for investors There tends to be hype galore when unicorns go public, so shared office space manager WeWork might be disappointe(...)

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