Commentators often assume there’s something freakish about big returns, but wild swings are a feature of the markets, not a bug. Photograph: Getty Images

The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index has soared almost 40 per cent over the last year, prompting various critics to complain of seemingly extraordinary gai(...)

US stocks have soared both in 2019 and over the last decade, but predictions of a ‘mega hangover’ are overstated. Photograph: iStock

US stocks have soared both in 2019 and over the last decade, but predictions of a “mega hangover” are overstated. That’s according to State Street, wh(...)

Snow collects on a bicycle during a snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 24th.   Forecasters are warning of up to 90cms of snow for part of the east coast of the US on Monday.  Photograph: Reuters

Aer Lingus has cancelled flights between Dublin and New York today ahead of the potentially “historic” blizzard to hit the east coast ofthe US. The ai(...)

Always on: there is always the choice to opt out of the clamour – or so I thought. Illustration: Robinolimb via Getty Images

If you were born before the 1980s, you will have lived as an adult in a world without the internet. Yours is the last generation in history that ca(...)