Six months into the Covid-19 crisis, the president is boasting that the US economy is back on its feet. While the figures show that some job losses have been cut, there is little room for optimism.
There isn't much political capital in celebrating stock market gains if the real economy is still hurting.
In times of trouble people still turn to gold. What makes it a safe haven? Largely perceptions, based on its historical mystique.
Financial theory shows that the dividend is economically neutral, although it helps to reassure the shareholder psychologically.
Apple is now worth more than the entire FTSE 100. It says as much about the UK's premier stock index as it does about American tech.
The real story of the South Sea Bubble and what happened when it burst 300 years ago.
Chief executives have moved on from buying while spreading bad news. They're buying while spreading uncertainty.
Normally stock markets tell us a lot about the economy. In 2020 that's no longer the case.
While institutional investors are selling stocks, retail investors are buying. They may not understand the risks.
The rush of 'amateur' investors into the stock market has regulators worried. Maybe they shouldn't.
US stocks have nearly erased much of their coronavirus losses even as many Americans continue to suffer from the pandemic's impact.
Research into life on the trading floor reveals the importance of being in the room for things to run smoothly.
The contrast between the real economy and the stock market is striking. How long will it last?
Starting to feel a little more optimistic? Look away now.
Beijing might have been ultra-tough on the pandemic, but it has been horizontal in response to the economic shock.
As the markets bounce in the wake of the US government's US$2 trillion giveaway, stand by for some (slightly) sunny thinking.
Bank stocks have taken a hammering in recent weeks. It is all beginning to look very 2008.
As the sun sets on world markets, rumours of the death of investors' favourite safe haven have been much exaggerated.
With a global recession looking increasingly likely, a finance scholar offers guidance on how to ride it out.
The prospects of the Masters of the Universe fixing this problem look seriously in doubt.