Over the past five quarters, notes CNBC’s Michael Santoli, stocks generated annualised gains of 8.9 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Global stocks have just enjoyed their best year since the financial crisis in 2009, with the rally led by the US market; including dividends, the S&am(...)

Earnings season in the US is in full swing with Amazon, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet all reporting earnings last week. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

US earnings season is in full swing right now, with Amazon, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet all reporting earnings last week and Apple scheduled t(...)

The current bull market could run for another two and a half years, according to JP Morgan. Photograph: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

The US bull market that began in March 2009 last week became the longest in history. Does it matter? Is age irrelevant? Or should investors be concern(...)