The Dow Jones added 221 points as a report showed faster-than-estimated growth in GDP and by another round of strong earnings reports including Visa.
And Barclays has set aside £500 million to cover the cost of ongoing investigations into the rigging of currency markets.
Find out where the chips are falling this month, in our roundup of analyst recommendations, director dealings and other investment trust news.
(Update) FTSE 100 erases morning's losses as US data softens investors' growth fears.
Struggling investment trust hopes the man who replaced Richard Buxton at Schroders can revive its fortunes.
UK's largest financial advice group handed big fine after seeking payments of up to £750,000 a year from financial product providers.
US and UK shares trackers now cost 0.1%, and just 0.06% on Hargreaves Lansdown.
The 'active share' is a useful measure to find out if your fund manager is bravely straying from the benchmark or running little more than a 'closet tracker'.
Investment trust plans switch from global equity income to multi-asset approach and will target pension savers.
Our daily roundup of analyst comment, also including Plexus and HaloSource.
Shares decline after the US central bank confirmed it will end its asset-purchase programme and expressed confidence in the country’s economic prospects.
And the Serious Fraud Office has launched a formal criminal investigation into accounting practices at Tesco.
(Update) Hopes that the US Federal Reserve won't be in any rush to raise interest rates sends stocks higher.
Threadneedle chief investment officer 'pessimistic' about eurozone's prospects but is standing by Europe's 'global champion' stocks.
SFO move follows Deloitte investigation revealing profit overstatement was even worse than first thought.
Issue 13 of Investment Trust Insider is out now. We look at defensive trusts, investment trust pensions and other Top Trusts.
Building society unfairly treated mortgage customers struggling to meet repayments and will pay £8.4 million compensation.
Move follows Ilario di Bon's departure from the underperforming global investment trust.
Former Schroder UK Opportunities and Schroder UK Growth manager to run new UK fund for Sanditon.
Our daily roundup of analyst comment, also including JD Wetherspoon and Lookers.