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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(...)

Amazon’s record-breaking holiday season has risen the company’s stock 4.5 per cent and boosted the Nasdaq index above 9,000. Photograph: David Dee Delgado/Getty

John Bogle’s aforementioned advice is habitually disregarded at this time of year, with the financial press breathlessly covering forecasts as to what(...)

Google: one of six companies that accounted for a large slice of the S&P 500’s total returns over the last 10 years. Photograph:  Loic Venance/AFP via Getty

2019 was a particularly spectacular year for tech stocks. Leading the way was Apple, with a gain of over 80 per cent – an astonishing return, given it(...)

NYSE: ‘US stocks have nevertheless outperformed non-US stocks by 135 per cent over the last 10 years.’ Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

All over the world, investors invest too much money in their domestic stock markets. Home bias, as it is known, isn’t just risky for individual invest(...)

The JP Morgan post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. In April,  the firm launched a European-listed ETF with a total expense ratio of just 0.04 per cent. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

In the United States, as much money is now invested in passive funds as it is in active funds, according to fund group Morningstar. Active fund manage(...)

Vanguard founder John Bogle, who died last week aged 89. He launched the first index fund for ordinary investors in 1976. Photograph: Ryan Collerd/New York Times

Ordinary investors lost their greatest champion last week with the passing of Vanguard founder John Bogle. Bogle (89) was a “hero” who did more for Am(...)

Bitcoin has lost 80 per cent of its value in the last year. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

A year ago this week, the price of bitcoin peaked at almost $20,000. Since then, the biggest bubble in financial history has burst spectacularly, with(...)

Pedestrians  reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, November 2017. Photograph: Epa/Franck Robichon

The ongoing global stock market rally has lifted Japanese stocks to their highest level in 25 years. Put another way, if you’d bought the Japanese ind(...)

Wu Wenhui, co-chief executive officer of China Literature, celebrates as the online bookshop owned by Tencent jumped 100 per cent on its Hong Kong Stock Exchange debut.  Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Never mind the broader market – just bet big on the FAANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google). That seems to be the thinking behind the ne(...)

“Many people in the financial services industry who claim to be in the business of providing advice are in fact in the business of making sales.” File photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

Stock markets have been strangely calm in 2017, but this quiet won’t last forever – it never does. What will you do when markets eventually head south(...)

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