Elon Musk refused to answer “boring bonehead questions” from analysts. Photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters.

A Morgan Stanley analyst last week said the post-earnings conference call with Tesla’s Elon Musk was the “most unusual” he had witnessed in his career(...)

A trader passes the word on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Stock markets peaked three months ago this week and it’s been pretty stressful ever since. The S&P 500 has been marked by a serious escalation in(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: Donald Trump’s tweets have hit Amazon’s share prices. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco

Donald Trump is usually a cheerleader for higher stock prices, but not in the case of Amazon. No fan of Jeff Bezos (the Amazon founder owns the anti-T(...)

Yields between 2 and 3 per cent represent the “sweet spot” for stocks, Merrill Lynch cautioned in a report last week. Photograph: iStock

Stocks have rebounded nicely since the heavy selling in early February, recently enjoying their biggest weekly gain in five years. But last Wednesday’(...)

Seven ways to understand the recent rollercoaster stock market

Volatility has returned to global markets. Market corrections can be scary but knowledge is always the best antidote to fear. Here are seven pointers (...)

Investors have fallen under bitcoin’s spell. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

2017 has been the year of bitcoin. In a normal year, stock market gains of 20 per cent would generate lots of excitement, but not in 2017. Instead, bi(...)

emerging and European markets have essentially gone nowhere over the last decade, during which time US stocks have doubled. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Every trader knows you should buy the dips in a bull market, but what if stocks never dip?  StockTake has previously noted the S&P 500’s big(...)

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com: Amazon’s soaring stock price means he has surpassed Warren Buffett as the world’s second-richest man. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It’s one milestone after another for Amazon shareholders these days. Its soaring stock price means chief executive Jeff Bezos last week surpassed War(...)

Investor sentiment is buoyant ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States on January 20th, a survey of newsletter writers has shown. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Markets may have come too far, too fast in recent months, cautioned Morgan Stanley last week, suggesting investors take a “buy the election, sell the (...)

One reason to be cautious about buying sterling is that strongly trending markets often overshoot to the downside, resulting in cheap assets becoming (...)

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