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In the US, energy enjoyed its second-biggest monthly gain  in November. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

November was a stunning month for stock markets – the best month ever for the US small-cap Russell 2000 index (up 18.3 per cent) and the best month fo(...)

US president Donald Trump continues to claim credit for market gains. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times/Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s warning that a Joe Biden election victory would catalyse a “stock market collapse the likes of which you never had” hasn’t quite panne(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The recent market turnaround has been swift. After swooning in September, more than 90 per cent of S&P 500 stocks fell below their 10-day moving a(...)

A  Trump campaign rally in  Wisconsin. He claims  a Joe Biden presidency would result in “a depression the likes of which we haven’t seen in this country”. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

You might think the US stock market recovery has been driven by faith in uber-profitable tech stocks like Apple and Amazon. You would be wrong. Market(...)

History’s fastest bear market was also the shortest. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

“Risk happens fast,” LPL Research strategist Ryan Detrick commented last week following the sudden market downturn. It certainly does. The S&P 500(...)

The “Fearless Girl” statue stands in front of the New York Stock Exchange  at Wall Street  in New York City. The S&P 500 soared 7 per cent in August alone, its best August since 1984. Photograph:  Angela Weiss/AFP  via Getty Images

September has historically been the worst month for the US stock market. Given that markets have been soaring for months, are equities at a heightened(...)

LPL Research data reveals returns get better after a long time without new highs.

Many investors get vertigo when stocks are trading at all-time highs. However, there’s nothing bearish about new highs, according to LPL Research data(...)

 Amazon and Apple are up over 70 and 50 per cent respectively in 2020, but many stocks are still struggling. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP via Getty Images

Tech stocks did something unusual last week – they fell. An index tracking the S&P 500’s technology sector fell three days in a row, the first suc(...)

It took 100 trading days for stocks to gain 50 per cent, which is the biggest 100-day gain in 87 years, according to Bespoke Investment. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

When all hell was breaking loose last March, did anyone think the S&P 500 was about to soar 50 per cent and be back at all-time highs by August? (...)

Apple: huge stock price gains recorded this year. Photograph:  Josh Edelson / AFP via Getty Images

Last January, no one predicted a global pandemic was about to clobber the world economy but that stock markets would gain anyway. Nevertheless, h(...)

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