‘Fear gauge’ loses its punching power

Vix index a handy ‘buying on the dip’ indicator for equity bulls

Russia helps lower crude prices

Refineries in country improve quality of oil to Europe

An indifferent time for Japan

Investors seem bored of inaction at the BoJ

Euro’s weakness counters recent gloom

Weaker currency aids eurozone share prices

Bitcoin: small change in financial innovation

Monetary manias fuelled the tulip craze and the South Sea bubble

Japanese lesson for bond buyers

Japan provides both a model and a warning on eurozone debt

Bank of England interprets data its way

Central bank slashes guess over joblessness and inflation

Markets not ready for hawkish Fed jolt

Data remain ambiguous enough for Janet Yellen to stay dovish

BuzzFeed inspires listicle of caution

Shares are pricey and there are risks of a Silicon Valley bubble

Draghi: Relax and head to the beach

It might seem odd that ECB head is so calm

Transatlantic contrast is stark

Investors see better times ahead in US as Europe’s challenges intensify

FCA highlights dilemma over selling Cocos

Rules restrict sale of bonds to ordinary investors

BES rescue saves senior bondholders

Governments remain willing to mess with the capital structure of banks

Argentina bondholders are sanguine

Bonds are at 89 cents – higher than they have been for three years

Bond markets hold a little bit of hope

Fed talk comes cheap

Investors only care what the Fed plans to do, not what it thinks

Business as usual the Chinese way

Business as usual but Sinologists are the modern Kremlinologists

Caterpillar muddies economic forecasting

Be wary of current 3% consensus for US growth next year

The big test: what happens when rates rise

Prospect of UK increase has done little to hurt stocks so far

Dollar back in step with equities

Greenback and shares renew positive link broken in 2008

Investors are unprepared for geopolitics

Barely an icicle is forming despite talk of a new cold war

Complacency invites stupid deals

Today’s deals are cash heavy, reflecting even cheaper bond and debt financing than 2007

China’s slowdown on hold

Numbers have eased but it may not be for right reasons

Puzzling omnipotence of Fed chair’s view

Unclear why biotech shareholders cared about Yellen’s comments

Investors overlook Scots’ bid for freedom

It is hard to detect any tartan discount in bonds or sterling