Returns on stocks in 2018 were down across the board

ONE DAY in 1985 P. J. O’Rourke, an American humourist, invited a few friends to his home to take ecstasy. He wrote about the experience for Rolling Stone. For a veteran of the Age of Aquarius, the side-effects of recreational drugs—the frequent toilet trips; the grimy feeling on the skin; the fitful sleep later on—were […]

Asian and European stocks rally to track dramatic late-day rebound in US markets

Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach Asian shares jumped and European stocks soared, capping a tumultuous week of holiday trading in global stock markets. European indexes have been battered more than the US this year, with worries about trade, Italy’s budget crisis, and rising interest rates weighing on sentiment. The Euro Stoxx 50 and most major regional […]

Japan’s Nikkei hit a 20-month low after US stocks took a dive amid unrest, fear stoked by Trump

Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP Japanese stocks plunged Tuesday and other Asian markets declined following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by President Donald Trump’s attack on the U.S. central bank. The Nikkei 225 fell by an unusually wide margin of 5.1 percent to 19,147.45 points. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 2.1 percent to 2,473.75. Benchmarks […]