Netflix’s share price is at mid-2018 levels even though it now has 70 per cent more subscribers. Photograph: iStock

“When Value disappoints, markets are mad,” fund giant GMO observed recently. “When Growth disappoints, they are merciless.” Netflix shareholders learn(...)

Wall Street, New York. The S&P 500 remains well above its 200-day moving average. Photograph: iStock

The market headlines have been grim lately, but the bull market still looks strong. The S&P 500, for example, remains well above its 200-day mov(...)

Amazon. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty

Money manager Barry Ritholtz asked on Twitter last week: “What was your worst trade?” He admitted he still regrets selling Apple after quickly triplin(...)

You can be sceptical regarding the claims of bitcoin’s fervent believers, but at this stage it may be wise to give up ‘predicting imminent demise’. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP

Everyone knows bitcoin is a volatile beast, even if last week’s price action was especially crazed. Bitcoin plunged 30 per cent to $30,000 in early t(...)

The New York Stock Exchange   at Wall Street and the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue   in New York City. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Market sentiment has become worryingly bullish in recent weeks and many observers think stocks have run too far, too fast. Nevertheless, the broad-bas(...)

The S&P 500 is refusing to go down and has now been within 5 per cent of its all-time high for almost four months.

Rising yields have started to hit equity markets. Last Tuesday, the S&P 500 fell almost 2 per cent before closing higher following a late surge, b(...)

The S&P 500’s 10 biggest stocks (almost all of which come from the tech sector) accounted for 28.6% of the index at the end of 2020. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty

Investors are cooling on technology stocks, but the sector remains dominant in a top-heavy market. For the first time in 16 months, the technology se(...)

Fevered price action in the likes of Tesla (chief executive Elon Musk, above) doesn’t mean the wider market is a bubble. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Signs of speculative excess are not hard to find right now – just look at the price action in Tesla and bitcoin. Are markets getting bubbly? Stocktak(...)

The Apple store on Regent Street, London. In June, Apple and Microsoft were jostling for the position of America’s most valuable company. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Have America’s biggest tech stocks found the “antidote to ageing”? That description was recently used by valuation expert and New York University fina(...)

A trader makes a phone call on Wall Street in New York City. File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The S&P 500 is often called the S&P 5 these days, due to the dominance of the index’s five biggest stocks – Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google a(...)

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