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The $8.9 billion fine imposed on French bank BNP Paribas for violating sanctions against Sudan and other countries was unprecedented, but investors(...)

Where’s the bullishness? US indices may be hitting all-time highs but retail investors are unconvinced, with a recent report indicating cash allocatio(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: It’s something of a Wall Street ritual to lower estimates as the earnings season approaches, allowing companies to then beat expectations. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/reuters

US earnings season has begun, and cautious analysts are busy cutting estimates. In January, annual growth of 4 per cent was projected; by last (...)

A woman rides past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, in Beijing. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

We have been noting that emerging markets are cheap, but not uniformly so. Some countries are cheap, others are expensive. Cyclically sen(...)

Jeremy Grantham is famed for his prescience on market bubbles

The US stock market is 65 per cent overvalued, GMO investing legend Jeremy Grantham warned recently, but nowhere near b(...)

Trader Gregory Rowe (right) works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Though margin debt has been hitting record highs in recent months, it now stands at $451 billion on the NYSE, a rise of more than 20 per cent over the past year.  Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

US stocks are being propelled to fresh highs by investors borrowing a record amount of money in a high stakes gamble that is raising concerns o(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A bit soon to ‘like’ Facebook?Facebook shares hit $45 last week for the first time since its stock market debut in May 2012. Then, the stock opened at(...)

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