Robert Shiller

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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(...)

Bad weather has been shown to affect people’s moods, driving “fatigue, anxiety, depression and limited attention to work”. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Sunny weather fosters a sunny mood, so this summer’s unexpectedly fine weather has no doubt boosted people’s spirits. New research suggests it may eve(...)

More than half of respondents believed bitcoin was in a bubble when it was trading at $2,200. A few months later, bitcoin had more than doubled and was trading at $5,300, but fewer people now believed they were witnessing a bubble. Photograph: Sascha  Steinbach/EPA

As US markets raced higher in January, ordinary investors were going gaga for stocks. There were four times as many bulls as bears, according to an Am(...)

Seven ways to understand the recent rollercoaster stock market

Volatility has returned to global markets. Market corrections can be scary but knowledge is always the best antidote to fear. Here are seven pointers (...)

The numbers are displayed after the closing bell of the Dow in New York on Thursday. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the world’s most widely followed share price index. It was created more than 120 years ago by the Wall Street Jour(...)

Some of the highest Cape readings in history were registered prior to major market crashes, and the indicator has long been used by long-term investors to establish whether equities are cheap or expensive. Photograph: iStock

A strong start to 2018 means US stock market valuations continue to head higher, so much so that the S&P 500 now appears to be even more expensive(...)

The global economic renaissance 'was one reason why forecasts of a Brexit-induced recession in the UK proved wide of the mark'.

Brexit and US president Donald Trump dominated the headlines in a year when, normally, the business pages would have been full of stories about how th(...)

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