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Traders work on the floor of the New York stock Exchange:    The Vix, Wall Street’s so-called fear index, is at its lowest levels in quarter of a century. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Stocks are making all-time high after all-time high. Any retreats tend to be short-lived affairs, with equities rarely dipping more far from their ele(...)

Hamburg protester’s placard of  President Donald Trump at the G20 Summit:  Seeing as he is so quick to take the credit for a bull  market, will he also take the blame when things eventually sour?  Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

The global bull market is eight years old and stocks are pricey, but the long rally won’t end any time soon. That’s according to Citibank’s global be(...)

Oil prices have fallen by more than 20 per cent, but don’t start stocking your underground bunker with tinned food just yet. Photograph: iStockphoto

Oil prices fell into official bear market territory last week, having fallen by more than 20 per cent in recent months. Is the end of the world nigh? (...)

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(...)

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz: protested to staff that the “disruptive and belligerent” passenger had been “politely asked” to leave the flight. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/File Photo

United Airlines shares took a beating last week, and everyone is blaming chief executive Oscar Munoz for being so slow to apologise after footage emer(...)

Beauty’s more than skin-deep. Photograph: iStock

In China, more attractive analysts make better market forecasts. That’s according to the authors of More than Skin-deep? Analysts’ Beauty and Their P(...)

Investors would prefer to avoid trade wars, geopolitical strife and incompetent policymaking. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Markets operated on a basis of “risk on, risk off” between 2009 and 2011. That changed to a narrative of “Fed on, Fed off” from 2012 to 2016. Now a ne(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The Dow Jones Industrial Average may be an anachronistic index that means little to professional investors, but it remains the market’s most recognisa(...)

It seems the FTSE 100 has forgotten how to decline in 2017, hitting a record number of consecutive daily gains and all-time high after all-time high. (...)

“Stocks have more than tripled since March 2009, with six of the last eight years producing double-digit returns.” Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

An S&P 500 advance in 2017 would mark nine consecutive years of gains – a winning streak almost unparalleled in market history, equalling the 199(...)

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