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The New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Mark Abramson/The New York Times

European shares ended a volatile session higher on Monday, lifted by strong gains on Wall Street and a rally in cyclical stocks as improving data spur(...)

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 (...)

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, for a day trip to South Carolina. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

Scarcely a week passes without US president Donald Trump tweeting about the stock market. Trump, who loves to claim the credit when stocks hit new hig(...)

Uber is worth what investors are willing to pay, and that willingness is influenced by the “fear of missing out on the next Amazon”.  Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Uber’s upcoming initial public offering (IPO) is a reminder that valuing companies can be a perilous business. Uber lost $3.3 billion last year and ha(...)

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(...)

Harry Redknapp has joined the cryptocurrency party, tweeting last month: “proper excited about Mobile Cryptocurrency!” Photograph:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

The world’s biggest technology stocks keep getting bigger and bigger. Has the market become too dependent on a handful of high-flyers? Recent blowout (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York stock Exchange:    The Vix, Wall Street’s so-called fear index, is at its lowest levels in quarter of a century. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Stocks are making all-time high after all-time high. Any retreats tend to be short-lived affairs, with equities rarely dipping more far from their ele(...)

Stocks continue to hit all-time highs and volatility remains absent, a combination that augurs well for the remainder of 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

Seven years after its nationalisation, AIB returns to the markets this month. Ordinary Irish investors have bad memories after being wiped out during (...)

Black Monday,  October 19th,  1987. The Dow Jones closing last week over 2,000 points above its 200-day average for the first time ever isn’t as ominous as it appears.  Photograph:  Maria Bastone/AFP/Getty Images

There’s a lot of chatter about the Dow Jones last week hitting all-time highs on 10 consecutive days, something not seen since 1987 – a year forever a(...)

On the day following the UK vote, stocks fell $2.08 trillion. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was a shock, as evidenced by the abrupt nosedive seen in global financial markets in the immediate aftermat(...)

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