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The messaging app Signal. Photograph: Giulia Marchi/The New York Times

Stocktake has previously pointed out that speculators can make a bundle by betting on stupidity – that is, anticipating uninformed traders will pile i(...)

Fevered price action in the likes of Tesla (chief executive Elon Musk, above) doesn’t mean the wider market is a bubble. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Signs of speculative excess are not hard to find right now – just look at the price action in Tesla and bitcoin. Are markets getting bubbly? Stocktak(...)

Tesla electric car: Manic activity in stocks such as Tesla is contributing to the fourth great bubble he has witnessed, says Jeremy Grantham of GMO. File photograph: iStock

The United States stock market is now a “fully-fledged epic bubble”. So said Jeremy Grantham, iconic investor and GMO founder in a strikingly bearis(...)

Hyundai regularly ranks as the world’s fifth-biggest carmaker by sales.

Shares in Hyundai surged after the carmaker confirmed early stage discussions with Apple about building an electric vehicle in what could mark the US (...)

Wall Street hit record levels as market participants bet on more coronavirus relief aid under a Democrat-controlled Congress. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

European stocks climbed for a second straight session on Thursday as construction stocks gained and commodity-linked shares rose on hopes of larger US(...)

The Nasdaq Composite, dominated by tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon, gained more than 44 per cent this year to record its best performance since 2009. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

US stocks finished 2020 with a gain of more than 16 per cent - well above the historical average - after a technology sector-led rally pulled Wall Str(...)

Elon Musk said Tesla was worth “1/10 of our current value” at the time he requested the meeting. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Tesla founder Elon Musk said he once approached Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, to suggest the iPhone maker acquire his then-struggling electric ca(...)

Ryanair’s stock dipped more than 4.5 per cent to close at €15.56 after the airline cancelled 12 international and domestic UK routes on Monday.

Stocks fell on Monday as stricter curbs to fight a fast-spreading new strain of the coronavirus prompted travel bans, worries about food shortages and(...)

Shares of electric carmaker Tesla slumped in their debut on the S&P 500 on Monday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Shares of electric carmaker Tesla slumped in their debut on the S&P 500 on Monday, pulling back from record-high levels as worries over a fast-spr(...)

The Nasdaq building shows the Airbnb logo to mark the company’s initial public offering on the stock exchange in New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

When interest rates are low and capital easy to come by, the valuation of assets can be out of kilter. Take Airbnb. Last week it was floated on the US(...)

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