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Tesla chief executive Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla’s design studio earlier this month, in Hawthorne, Calif. The   botched launch of the electric vehicle caused shares to fall 6%. Photograph: Ringo HW Chiu/Ap

Investing based on Elon Musk’s tweets is not a good idea. Tesla shares recently sank 6 per cent, falling to $333, following the botched launch of the (...)

Stocks did something rare last week – they fell. Photograph: iStock

Stocks did something rare last week – they fell. Some kind of pause was overdue, given that the S&P 500 had jumped 8 per cent in seven weeks and t(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where ‘it could be another few years at least before occurrences of record new highs start to dry up’. File photograph: Getty

Stocks are hitting all-time highs and greed is taking hold, with fear of missing out on further gains now driving markets. That’s the key takeaway fro(...)

 US President Donald Trump meets with China’s President Xi Jinping: Th US and China have agreed in principle to phase out tariffs imposed in the ongoing trade war.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Global stocks edged higher last week after China announced that it and the US had agreed in principle to phase out tariffs imposed in the ongoing trad(...)

The Stoxx Europe 600 index hit 22-month highs last week and is hovering just below the 400 level that marked a generational top in 2000. Photograph: iStock

European stocks have been stuck in a trading range for almost 20 years. Is a breakout finally at hand? The Stoxx Europe 600 index hit 22-month highs l(...)

US president Donald Trump may view trade threats as a way of getting the rate cuts he craves, but this would be a pyrrhic victory if China accepts an economic downturn in order to hurt his election prospects. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Stock markets have been very volatile since the latest escalation in the US-China trade war. Unfortunately for investors, tensions look increasingly l(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: playing with fire on sterling. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty Images

“People who bet against Britain,” Boris Johnson said after becoming prime minister, “will lose their shirts.” Markets think otherwise, as evidenced (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/reuters

Ordinary investors are committing a multitude of investment sins, judging by a recent Schroders survey that polled over 25,000 people from 32 countrie(...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Global stocks keep making new highs, even as falling bond yields indicate things may be getting trickier for the global economy. What gives? Stocks of(...)

One gets the impression right now that markets, buoyed by the likelihood of US interest rate cuts from an increasingly dovish Federal Reserve, want to go higher. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The S&P 500 hit fresh all-time highs last week but investors aren’t excited. Far from it, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (BofAML) la(...)

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