Robert Shiller

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Renowned investor Howard Marks, founder of Oaktree Capital, some of whose $99bn in assets under management has been deployed in Irish property. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Billionaire investor Howard Marks called time on the dotcom bubble in January 2000, just months before the crash. In February 2007, he correctly warne(...)

New York Stock Exchange: Historically low levels of anxiety have confounded those who assumed an upsurge in volatility was a given in 2017. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s political travails injected some volatility into stock markets recently but 2017 has largely been a very quiet year. Prior to the Trump(...)

Ordinary investors tend to be seduced by glamour stocks and eschew cheap, less fashionable stocks.

Most investors are awful at investing, with countless studies confirming that ordinary punters consistently underperform the wider market. Some inves(...)

Markets exhibiting sharp price increases have a “substantially heightened” probability of crashing, a Harvard study says.

Nobel economist Robert Shiller, who famously spotted the dotcom bubble that burst in 2000 and the housing bubble that climaxed in the global financial(...)

US president Donald Trump: there was relief last week when he didn’t say anything terrifying in his first congressional address. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/Reuters

All-time highs on an almost daily basis without a hint of volatility – if you’re fully invested, you must be loving this market. And if you’re not inv(...)

Stock prices over the next few years will forever remain one of life’s known unknowns

Led by the US, stock markets have been buoyant since Donald Trump’s election. In some cases it might be more accurate to say that stocks have been bo(...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been notably boastful  when recounting  his own  investment performance. Photograph: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Presidential election polling day in the US today marks the end of a campaign that will long be remembered for Donald Trump’s bluster and balderdash.(...)

Shoppers on Grafton Street in Dublin: the market bubbles that did not burst are just as important for investors to know about as those that did burst. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Market bubbles can be dangerous, but the fear of market bubbles may be even more detrimental to long-term investors than the bubbles themselves. “Bub(...)

Brexit: could exercise investors in the months ahead. Studies show social and political values affect people’s investments in various ways. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Political risk has been one of the big themes of 2016, with Brexit exercising investors in recent months and the prospect of president Trump in the US(...)

Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale University. Photograph: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images

January was not a pleasant month for stock markets. Stocks endured their worst- ever start to a year, and the number of investors expecting a catastro(...)

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