Robert Shiller

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Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller and author of Narrative Economics: ‘A lot of what happens economically actually depends on the stories we tell each other and a lot of what people do is not really optimal for them.’ Photograph:  Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Economics is driven by the stories we tell each other, and those which become very popular have the power to drive economic events like stock market c(...)

US stocks have experienced their fastest-ever move from all-time highs to a bear market. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The longest bull market in history has been followed by the fastest bear market in history. No two bear markets are the same and the current one is un(...)

Various behavioural biases impact on how  investors react to an uncertain market climate. Photograph:  Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Investor nerves have been jangling since Covid-19 infected the stock market. Some strategists say a vicious bear market is ahead, while others argue t(...)

Dominic Cummings, special adviser to the British prime minister, Boris Johnson. Universally hailed as some kind of genius, Cummings is a candidate for some revisionist history

Every time they confront reality, Brexiteers lose. That’s why it’s important for them to remain in their parallel universe where facts, truth and cons(...)

Most of the Fanmags – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Apple, and Google – are “trading at valuations nearly as rich as they have ever traded,” according to investor Rob Arnott. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images

Investors should avoid the broader US market and be especially wary of certain technology stocks that are, like bitcoin and controversial electric car(...)

Federal Reserve chief  Jerome Powell  has come under pressure from markets and Donald Trump to cut rates. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Stocks may be flying high in 2019 but analysts aren’t nearly as cheery as investors right now. According to Citigroup’s earnings revisions index, anal(...)

During strong bull markets, positive economic and corporate news can cause investors to forget the lessons of history and to assume the trend will continue indefinitely. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Invest in a diversified portfolio, rebalance occasionally, ignore short-term market movements and allow your returns to compound over time – investing(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Robeco’s new study goes all the way back to 1800, testing the long-term performance of six different factors on four different asset classes – stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities. Photograph: iStock

There’s a fund for everything these days. Unprecedented computer power and ever-increasing access to data means more and more apparent market patterns(...)

‘It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we slipped into a recession real soon,’ says Nobel economist Robert Shiller. Photograph:  Reuters/Michelle McLoughlin

The US economic expansion, now almost 10 years old, is within seven months of becoming the longest in history. However with stocks falling into bear m(...)

Bitcoin has lost 80 per cent of its value in the last year. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

A year ago this week, the price of bitcoin peaked at almost $20,000. Since then, the biggest bubble in financial history has burst spectacularly, with(...)

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