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February 13, 2015
Why You Should Tune Out Financial Forecasters
The best bet for your portfolio is to tune out the noise and start a patient, diversified, and measured approach to consistently investing.
February 11, 2015
Why You Have No Reason to Fear the Fed
One day, the Federal Reserve’s long-running stimulus will end –- and that provokes a lot of investor anxiety. Fortunately, those fears are overblown.
October 29, 2014
The End of an Era: How To Live In a Volatile Market
Volatility, on vacation for most of the past few years, is back this fall.
October 24, 2014
What a Strong Dollar Means for You and the Economy
Among all the ebb and flow of financial news, what is important and what isn’t? Definitely important: the dollar’s rise.
October 21, 2014
Curbing Interest Rate Shock
What are the best bond investing strategies for retirees amid rising interest rates?
October 18, 2014
What Great Rotation? The Stock Market is Still Incredibly Risky
Investors keep hearing about a so-called Great Rotation out of bonds into stocks, but it’s not happening.
October 10, 2014
The Role of Oil Prices in Global Financial Markets
Oil, despite several different benchmarks such as Brent and WTI, is a commodity traded on a global market.
August 13, 2014
Why the U.S. Is Not the World’s Best Investment Opportunity
There are six countries that currently present better investment opportunities than the U.S., and the reason is economic freedom.
July 07, 2014
Do Low Bond Risk Premiums Predict Financial Instability?
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday argued that investors may be under-appreciating the coming volatility in bonds.
March 05, 2014
Russia to U.S.: Sanctions Would Crash Your Financial System
Despite calls for decisive action by America's political right, President Barack Obama has so far only promised political action.
February 02, 2014
Financial Markets: Turbulence or Nosedive?
At the center of the storm is a collapsing Argentinean peso and a perceived slowing in China. Is this a mini-panic or true crisis?
January 21, 2014
Fed President Williams: Stimulus Program ‘Potent But Blunt’
Williams paper examines the strategy as a whole, saying that quantitative easing has too many unpredictable effects.
January 11, 2014
Byron Wien: 10 Predictions About the World Economy in 2014
Byron Wien is one those economic, financial, and political thinkers who looks like a mad genius on a good day and simply like a mad man on a bad day.
January 03, 2014
Meeting of Economists: What’s Up for Discussion?
The American Economic Association is meeting over the weekend to discuss a long list of topics regarding the American economy.
December 27, 2013
5 Most Searched-For Stocks of 2013
It's time to start looking at 2013 through the rearview mirror. Here are the five most-searched stocks over the course of the year, according to Google.
December 26, 2013
Bernanke: Santa Claus or The Grinch?
Will this Santa Claus rally prance into 2014, or will the Grinch use the taper as an excuse to steal this multi-year bull market gift away?
December 18, 2013
Bernanke Prepares for Final Press Conference: All Eyes on Fed
Policymakers will conclude a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday, and the air is dense with speculation.
December 16, 2013
Foreign Investors Look for Safe Bets in U.S. Securities
Foreign residents increased their holdings of U.S. securities in July, according to the Treasury International Capital report.
December 12, 2013
The Fed May Have Saved Pensions in 2013
Pension funds were in bad shape at the end of 2012, but as 2013 begins wrapping up, the outlook is very different.
November 27, 2013
Pope Francis: Say No to an ‘Economy of Exclusion’
Pope Francis directly addressed financial markets and economic inequality in an apostolic exhortation published on Sunday by the Vatican Press.
November 20, 2013
Ben Bernanke and Why Forward Guidance Matters So Much
Historically, the U.S. Federal Reserve had one primary tool it reached for when it needed to edit the monetary environment.
November 07, 2013
7 Things to Think About Before Buying a Stock
Here's a list of 7 of the most important things to keep in mind when thinking about the newest potential addition to your portfolio.
November 06, 2013
Wednesday’s Midday Movers: 3 Stories Driving Markets
The major U.S. stocks were gaining on Wednesday. Here are three stories making it happen.
November 03, 2013
Blackstone’s New Bond Banks on Renters
A new financial instrument by Blackstone wants to use the rental market to access the bond market.
October 31, 2013
It’s Regulators Versus the Market in This House Debate
The Dodd-Frank Act has been met with nothing but controversy since it was signed into law three years ago, and the House is trying to repeal certain provisions.
October 11, 2013
IMF Economist: Central Banks Need to Supervise Financial Markets
Oliver Blanchard, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, said that supervision levels of banks and financial markets should be raised.
September 24, 2013
Was the Fed’s No-Taper Announcement Leaked to Wall Street?
Research firm Nanex suggests that news that the Federal Reserve would not taper asset purchases last week was leaked to a large Wall Street firm ahead of time.
August 21, 2013
A Computer Misfire Could Cost Goldman Sachs Millions
Erroneous trades, which disrupted trading activity on several options exchanges Tuesday, could cause Goldman Sachs to lose as much as $100 million.
October 05, 2011
Stock Analyst Consensus Versus Results
Here's why the consensus is not always right...
August 08, 2011
Is This a Market Crash or Just a Price Correction? Get the Inside Scoop Now in Our August Premium Newsletter
With the markets selling off hard, here are some essential ways to manage your risk...
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