New Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell is untested but is likely to follow Janet Yellen’s dovish script. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Are the robots to blame for the current market turbulence? A lot of commentators, including US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, seem to think so, mu(...)

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 (...)

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

One of the main catalysts of the last fortnight’s market swings has been fevered speculation as to whether the United States Federal Reserve will hik(...)