US stockmarkets

America's bull market gets vertigo

America’s benchmark S&P 500 stockmarket index has been in a bull market since March 2009 – or just over 3,400 days. It is only 50 days short of the longest post-1945 bull run, October 1990 to March 2000.

US tax cut leads to share buyback record

The constituents of America’s S&P 500 index are expected to spend $650bn buying back their shares this year, which would set a new annual record.

Chart of the week: US small-cap stocks charge ahead

America’s Russell 2000 small-cap stock index has gained 6% since 1 January, while the S&P 500 index of blue-chips is barely in the black.

US earnings: as good as it gets

US earnings have had their best quarter since 2010, when they were bouncing back from the financial crisis.

Who will win the battle of the tech firms – America's west or China's east?

Will America’s west coast or China’s east win the battle for tech firm supremacy? It’s still all to play for, says Matthew Lynn.

Big tech stocks bounce back from crisis

After a week of unexpectedly strong earnings reports, the FANG tech stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) have bounced back.

Mark Mobius: US stocks could fall by 30%

All the indicators point to a looming 30% fall in the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, says investor Mark Mobius, founder of Mobius Capital Partners.

The charts that matter: inflation fears come creeping back

As inflation rears its ugly head again, John Stepek looks at what the charts can tell us about the way the global economy could be heading.

Trade fears recede as US profits jump

Investors have become a bit more upbeat on the trade outlook, and are looking forward to a “monster” US earnings season.

The bull market is about to turn tail

The first few months of this year have been a disappointment for markets, says Andrew Van Sickle. Investors can expect more of the same.

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