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 Donald Trump: no other US president has allied himself so closely to the stock market. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Until recently, it was hard to stop Donald Trump boasting about soaring stock prices. “We’re setting a record literally all the time,” he said last mo(...)

Bitcoin’s advance dwarfs all but one bubble in financial history – the Dutch tulip mania in the 17th century. Photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The cryptocurrency craze is getting crazier. The price of bitcoin, under $1,000 a year ago, hit $6,000 in mid-November and had crossed yet another maj(...)

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(...)

Renowned investor Howard Marks, founder of Oaktree Capital, some of whose $99bn in assets under management has been deployed in Irish property. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Billionaire investor Howard Marks called time on the dotcom bubble in January 2000, just months before the crash. In February 2007, he correctly warne(...)

President Donald  Trump: his deregulatory and anti-climate change policies are driving investors into sustainable funds, noted Morningstar. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The famously bearish Société Générale analyst Albert Edwards complained last December that stock markets were in such a bullish mood that they would “(...)

President Donald Trump has been tweeting incessantly about the Dow’s gains lately. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Another week, another market milestone. The Dow Jones index last week topped 22,000 for the first time, and nobody’s happier than President Donald Tru(...)

 Eli Harold (left), Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to their NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals  in Santa Clara, California, last October. Photograph: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Colin Kaepernick’s hopes of playing in the NFL again have been hurt by Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, according to a report. ESPN’s Dianna R(...)

emerging and European markets have essentially gone nowhere over the last decade, during which time US stocks have doubled. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Every trader knows you should buy the dips in a bull market, but what if stocks never dip?  StockTake has previously noted the S&P 500’s big(...)

The “computers good, humans bad” trend in fund management is only likely to accelerate.

Is old-fashioned stock picking dying? Faith in age-old stock-picking methods is certainly waning, judging by the recent decision of BlackRock – the wo(...)

US president Donald Trump: tech giants Apple, Google and Microsoft  all voiced  concerns about travel ban. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

US stocks have rallied hard since Donald Trump’s presidential election victory. They have hit multiple all-time highs and outperformed global markets (...)

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