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Keith “Roaring Kitty” Gill claimed in January that his $54,000 GameStop investment had swollen to $48 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Preaching the benefits of a diversified portfolio isn’t fashionable right now. Stories of people striking it rich are everywhere – think of Keith “Roa(...)

Vix readings have historically averaged around 20, and various strategists see sub-20 readings as potentially signalling a transition from a high-volatility regime to a low-volatility one. Photograph:  Getty Images

Stock market volatility continues to decline. The Vix, Wall Street’s so-called fear index, fell below 20 last week – way below last March’s 2020’s rec(...)

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(...)

Citigroup strategists expect stocks to tread water this year. Photograph: iStock

Jeremy Grantham’s belief that the US market is in bubble territory is not shared by most observers. However, you don’t have to be a bear to be concern(...)

Share prices on Wall Street rose, but CEOs found themselves having to manage trade wars. Photograph: Epa/Justin Lane

To put it in terms a Twitter-happy US president would understand, it has been more subtweet than tweetstorm. In recent days, leading US industry ass(...)

A member of security wearing a protective mask stands in front of an electronic board displaying stock prices at the lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange  in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Global stocks are in bear market territory but some regions remain much cheaper than others. If you’re a value investor with a long-term outlook, you(...)

JP Morgan will extend benefits to customers hit hard by the health crisis

JPMorgan could consider suspending dividend for 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, chief executive Jamie Dimon said on Monday, even as the b(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on January 27th in New York City, US. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Stocks have tumbled recently on account of the coronavirus outbreak – or have they? Last week, stocks tanked on Monday, with the S&P 500 enduring(...)

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(...)

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon was ranked the best chief executive in the world in 2018 by CEO World magazine. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Chief executives get paid a lot of money, something usually justified by the argument that a strong leader can transform a company’s fortunes – think (...)

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