The charging bull statue near the New York Stock Exchange. “The greatest risk of carnage if this bull market is unwinding is the outsized valuations attached to the tech sector.” Photograph Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

There is really no elegant way for an ageing bull market to leave the stage. It can be carried off after expiring from old age, or it can die of eupho(...)

Is this finally bear market time? Photograph: iStock

February’s market correction was a decidedly rapid affair, with the S&P 500 enduring its fastest-ever double-digit decline from an all-time high b(...)

 John Templeton:  “The four most dangerous words in investing are ‘This time it’s different’ ”  Photograph: PA/Wire

Sometimes, you can find more wisdom in a single sentence than in an entire book, and that’s particularly true amongst the investment and trading frate(...)

The bull and bear statues outside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images

The S&P 500, having endured its worst-ever beginning to a year, has suffered a double-digit correction since hitting all-time highs last May. Afte(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: even novice investors can grasp the simple logic underpinning the case for diversification. Photograph: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Everyone knows the old cliché about not putting all your eggs in one basket. A diversified portfolio might consist of different asset classes such as (...)

On the up: 2014 was another good year for many investors in the stock markets. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The year may be ending in turmoil as Russia lurches towards a financial crisis, but overall 2014 was another good year for investors. With markets acr(...)

The $8.9 billion fine imposed on French bank BNP Paribas for violating sanctions against Sudan and other countries was unprecedented, but investors(...)

Where’s the bullishness? US indices may be hitting all-time highs but retail investors are unconvinced, with a recent report indicating cash allocatio(...)