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The old ‘sell in May and go away’ line was doing the rounds in the first half of the month. Image: iStock

The old “sell in May and go away” line was doing the rounds in the first half of May as stocks sold off, only for markets to quickly regain their loss(...)

History suggests any trouble will be fleeting. Photograph: iStock

Stocks keep going up. It can’t continue – or can it? Investors could be forgiven for seeing recent strength as unsustainable. Being up by more than 10(...)

History suggests further gains are likely, says LPL Research’s Ryan Detrick. Photograph: iStock

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, markets were in freefall. The S&P 500 had lost more than a third of its value in less than a(...)

February was a mixed month for stock markets. File photograph: Justin Lane

February was a mixed month for stock markets. The Bloomberg World index began the month with 11 consecutive daily gains, notes Bespoke Investments, be(...)

In the US, energy enjoyed its second-biggest monthly gain  in November. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

November was a stunning month for stock markets – the best month ever for the US small-cap Russell 2000 index (up 18.3 per cent) and the best month fo(...)

US president Donald Trump continues to claim credit for market gains. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times/Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s warning that a Joe Biden election victory would catalyse a “stock market collapse the likes of which you never had” hasn’t quite panne(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The recent market turnaround has been swift. After swooning in September, more than 90 per cent of S&P 500 stocks fell below their 10-day moving a(...)

History’s fastest bear market was also the shortest. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

“Risk happens fast,” LPL Research strategist Ryan Detrick commented last week following the sudden market downturn. It certainly does. The S&P 500(...)

The “Fearless Girl” statue stands in front of the New York Stock Exchange  at Wall Street  in New York City. The S&P 500 soared 7 per cent in August alone, its best August since 1984. Photograph:  Angela Weiss/AFP  via Getty Images

September has historically been the worst month for the US stock market. Given that markets have been soaring for months, are equities at a heightened(...)

It took 100 trading days for stocks to gain 50 per cent, which is the biggest 100-day gain in 87 years, according to Bespoke Investment. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

When all hell was breaking loose last March, did anyone think the S&P 500 was about to soar 50 per cent and be back at all-time highs by August? (...)

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