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The old “sell in May and go away” adage invariably does the rounds at this time of year. So is it good advice? Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

US indices hit all-time highs last week for the first time in seven months, but investor euphoria remains conspicuous by its absence. The title of a B(...)

The S&P 500 posted double-digit gains in the first quarter after three consecutive monthly advances, something that might unnerve cautious types who assume what goes up, must come down. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images/File photo

Market rallies can sometimes be testing affairs, with indices lurching about wildly in both directions, but the lack of volatility means investors hav(...)

After a near 10-year rally, is a bear market looming for US stocks? Photograph: iStock

The longest US bull market in history has been looking shaky recently. October was the worst month since November 2008 for the tech-heavy Nasdaq index(...)

Corrections are par for the course in bull markets, but investors are understandably spooked by the scale of the selling. The S&P 500 went 28 consecutive days without registering back-to-back gains. Photograph: Getty Images

Well, that was ugly. October, that is. The S&P 500’s 6.9 per cent fall was its biggest monthly decline in seven years, while things were even more(...)

Elon Musk, chief executive and founder of Tesla Motors. Musk’s claim that he wants to take Tesla private to remove “distraction and short-term thinking” is ironic. File photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Elon Musk says he is “considering” taking Tesla private at $420, but investors are sceptical that he can pull it off. Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster give(...)

It’s hard to believe there’s “no bright line level of the stock market that’s going to change policy”, as US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross put it last week. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump isn’t going to abandon his confrontational stance on trade even if the stock market suffers, US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said last (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). US stocks reached the highest since mid-March, tracking peers in Europe and Asia. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

2018 has been something of a tug of war between bulls and bears, but the recent pick-up in the US market suggests optimists are beginning to win the c(...)

 New York Stock Exchange: Some weeks back, everyone was worrying the US economy might overheat. Now, everyone’s worrying about a recession.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The Faangs, the tech stocks that have led this bull market higher, have had a torrid time lately. The Fang+ index – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, (...)

Bullish sentiment, as measured by the weekly American Association of Individual Investor polls, has averaged less than 37 per cent since the rally began in 2009. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Market bears insist this ageing bull market, now the second-longest in history after celebrating its ninth birthday this month, is past its sell-by (...)

Netflix has become the latest company to enjoy a market capitalisation in excess of $100 billion. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It’s official – this is the easiest stock market in history. Investing is meant to be a nerve-busting business, with stocks typically enduring unple(...)

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