Netflix, Amazon, Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs, among other high-profile stocks, have suffered double-digit drops lately

Stock markets may be not too far away from all-time highs, but some high-profile stocks –Amazon, Netflix, Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs, among others (...)

A plastic bull figurine, symbol of the Frankfurt stock exchange, is pictured in front of the share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph:  Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

2017 has been very good for European investors thus far, with equity markets racking up double-digit percentage gains. With political risks receding a(...)

US president Donald Trump: there was relief last week when he didn’t say anything terrifying in his first congressional address. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/Reuters

All-time highs on an almost daily basis without a hint of volatility – if you’re fully invested, you must be loving this market. And if you’re not inv(...)

Investor sentiment is buoyant ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States on January 20th, a survey of newsletter writers has shown. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Markets may have come too far, too fast in recent months, cautioned Morgan Stanley last week, suggesting investors take a “buy the election, sell the (...)

The UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union takes place on June 23rd. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

New highs might be good for market The S&P 500 continues to hover just below May 2015’s all-time highs, but investors could be forgiven for think(...)

Workers at an Amazon warehouse: the company, one of the so-called four ‘fang stocks’, is a major reason why the S&P 500 was in the black in 2015.  Photograph: REUTERS/Fred Greaves

The S&P 500 is in danger of recording its first calendar year loss since 2008, with a handful of high-flying technology stocks keeping the index a(...)