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A scene from The Big Short (2015)

Michael Burry, the hero of The Big Short movie who became famous for his prescient bets against the US housing bubble, says financial markets are now (...)

US president Donald Trump:  He is no longer merely venting on Twitter, but using his tweets as a policy tools. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Scarcely a week passes without stock markets being roiled by a tweet from Donald Trump. How big a threat is the volatile US president to stock markets(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Last month, major US indices suffered their biggest one-day falls of the year after 10-year bond yields fell below their two-year counterparts for the first time since 2008. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Not so long ago, only finance insiders worried about yield curve inversions – an obscure-sounding piece of market jargon denoting when long-term yield(...)

US president Donald Trump may view trade threats as a way of getting the rate cuts he craves, but this would be a pyrrhic victory if China accepts an economic downturn in order to hurt his election prospects. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Stock markets have been very volatile since the latest escalation in the US-China trade war. Unfortunately for investors, tensions look increasingly l(...)

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(...)

Corrections are par for the course in bull markets, but investors are understandably spooked by the scale of the selling. The S&P 500 went 28 consecutive days without registering back-to-back gains. Photograph: Getty Images

Well, that was ugly. October, that is. The S&P 500’s 6.9 per cent fall was its biggest monthly decline in seven years, while things were even more(...)

US president Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump in Washington on Thursday. The president’s grasp of basic economics is even weaker than it already appears to be. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US indices have seemed oblivious to the troubled mood pervading global markets in 2018 but that finally changed last Wednesday, when the S&P 500 s(...)

Elon Musk, chief executive and founder of Tesla Motors. Musk’s claim that he wants to take Tesla private to remove “distraction and short-term thinking” is ironic. File photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Elon Musk says he is “considering” taking Tesla private at $420, but investors are sceptical that he can pull it off. Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster give(...)

Facebook missed estimates and issued “jaw-dropping guidance,” as GBH Insights put it, saying profit margins would plummet from 44 per cent to the “mid-30s” for more than two years. Photograph: Johannes Berg/Bloomberg

It’s fair to say few investors foresaw last Thursday’s bloodbath in Facebook shares, when the stock lost $118 billion (€101 billion) in market value –(...)

Man or machine? Computers increasingly dominate today’s investment world.

Man or machine? Efficient, unemotional and without any of the cognitive biases that bedevil human judgement, computers increasingly dominate today’s i(...)

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