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Stock markets have always been volatile, but the suddenness of the recent correction   took many by surprise. Photograph: Getty Images

The recent stock market volatility has unsettled investors. Should they be worried by the recent spike in volatility? Is it better to ignore the marke(...)

Bill Miller. Had he retired in 2006, everyone “would have thought I was a genius”, he said last year. “By 2009, I was like an idiot.” Photograph: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images

One of the most important determinants of investment success is also one of the most underappreciated – luck. The investors who enjoy the cosiest ret(...)

Are you “susceptible”, “infected” or “immune” to Bitcoin? Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Buy Russia. That’s according to GMO, the value investing firm headed by iconic investor Jeremy Grantham. Russian stocks were slaughtered last week, pl(...)

Donald Trump: The 1,000-point thresholds “continue to drop like flies these days”, noted Bespoke Investment Group. This was the fifth such crossing since Trump’s election win last November. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Last week marked the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, when stocks suffered their biggest one-day plunge in history. There were the usual warnings reg(...)

Rain storm outside the New York Stock Exchange: declines are part of investing in stocks. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

It’s easy to feel a bit foolish during a bear market, especially when the “I told you so” brigade point out how you could have protected your portfoli(...)

 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

Global stocks have now fallen into bear market territory. Should investors be spooked, or are market downturns simply part and parcel of investing? Ho(...)

Wall Street strategists are as likely to underestimate bull markets as they are to overestimate bear markets. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Wall Street strategists expect stocks to climb next year, although many expect returns to be muted, while precious few are pounding the table for equi(...)

European sell-off looks temporary European shares tumbled last week, with Germany’s high-flying Dax index bearing the brunt of the selling – Wednesda(...)

The US Federal Reserve announced last week that quantitative easing (QE) was finally over, an event investors seem to have taken in their stride.Grant(...)

Checking stock prices too often is not good for your financial health, according to research. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Would you invest your money with a manager who didn’t know the names of any of the stocks in his portfolio, or the price they were purchased at? How w(...)