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January 07, 2015
Boom or Bust: What’s the Outlook For the Energy Sector in 2015?
It appears that crude oil prices are starting to stabilize. At least, they've started to decline slower.
November 22, 2014
How the Export-Import Bank Became a Tool for Monopolists
The relationship with the Import-Export Bank is set to expire soon, and both sides are making the case for and against renewal.
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.
July 10, 2014
What Does the End of QE Mean for Markets?
Can the economy can stand on its own feet without the Federal Reserve propping it up with its perpetual stimulus programs?
July 02, 2014
Dow, S&P Set Fresh Records: Why Are Stocks So Attractive?
The markets saw gains for the sixth straight quarter, the first time in 14 years. Stocks are hot, but is there a downturn around the corner?
May 13, 2014
Markets Close at Record High: How Likely Is Dow 20,000?
Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 closed at all time highs on Monday. What's in store for the rest of the year?
May 03, 2014
Sell in May and Go Away? 2 Ways to Play
Is the bull market running out of steam? Let’s face it -- it is aging.
April 19, 2014
5 Tips for Investing in an Inflationary Environment
Investors need to start preparing for inflation. Here are a few tips.
April 14, 2014
Be Wary of Widely Held Stocks: Apple, Google, Amazon
Some of the most popular investments could also be among the most vulnerable to the downside if overall market sentiment turns negative.
April 14, 2014
2 Stocks to Buy During This Market Pullback
It seems as if we are entering a long-overdue market pullback.
April 07, 2014
Investing Gets a Makeover: eTrade Drops Baby for Spacey
E*Trade Financial Corp. is getting a makeover, and along with it, so is the public face of retail investing.
April 04, 2014
How Risky Is a Bet In the U.S. Bond Market?
It's bear season in the U.S. bond market right now, and some of the industry's biggest names have underperformed as a result.
March 20, 2014
Is This High-Frequency Trade Probe Spooking the Market?
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is widening the scope of an investigation into high-frequency trading firms.
March 12, 2014
5 Signs That a Bear Market Is Coming
With the S&P 500 sitting at an all-time high, it's hard for people to believe that a bear market could be coming.
March 10, 2014
Is the Stock Market Cheap?
A standard way to investigate market valuation is to study the historic price-to-earnings ratio using reported earnings for the trailing twelve months.
March 08, 2014
Limber Up: 3 Reasons to Keep Your Bond Portfolio Flexible
If you ask Rick Rieder, BlackRock's fixed income guru, there are three major factors that bond investors should think about in 2014.
March 07, 2014
If Banking Is a Competition, JPMorgan’s CFO Is In It to Win
JPMorgan Chase CFO Marianne Lake sees a bright future for the bank.
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.
March 04, 2014
Analyst: Smart Money Has Shied Away From Apple
Institutional investors own an above-average share of many major tech stocks, with the exception of Apple.
March 03, 2014
Buffett, Berkshire, and ‘Big Chunks of Earning Power’
In his 2013 letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett outlined a strategy of large-scale purchases that would position Berkshire Hathaway for long-term success.
February 25, 2014
Buffett’s Pointed Investment Advice: Don’t Try to Pick Winners
Each year Warren Buffett writes a letter to Berkshire shareholders, and this year, he offered investors some very pointed advice.
February 23, 2014
7 Stocks With the Greatest Near-Future Dividend Growth Potential
If you're interested in dividend stocks, one thing to look out for are companies that are expected to increase their dividend rapidly in the near future.
February 19, 2014
Reasons to Consider Buying Mandalay Resources
Investors who want to own a small, well-run precious metals mining company should consider taking a position in Mandalay Resources.
February 19, 2014
Apple’s Buyback Returns Billions to Long-Term Investors
Apple is executing one of the largest and arguably one of the most successful share repurchases in history.
February 16, 2014
London Shopping: 8 Can’t-Miss Markets
Heading to a market absolutely needs to be on your London to-do list. Find out what eight of the city's iconic markets sell and how to get there.
February 08, 2014
Stock Market: Goldilocks Meets the Fragile Five and the Three Bears
The porridge for stock market investors was hot in 2013, while the porridge for bond investors was too cold.
February 07, 2014
Google Challenges Exxon for Title of Second-Largest U.S. Company
Technology giant Google and oil super major Exxon Mobil are trading the title of second most valuable U.S. company back and forth.
February 03, 2014
Yellen Assumes Office With Weight of QE on Her Shoulders
On Monday morning, Janet Yellen was sworn in as chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, an oath administered by Daniel Tarullo.
January 31, 2014
GDP: Putting the Energy Back in Stocks
The better-than-expected advance estimate on fourth-quarter GDP erased the decline experienced by the S&P 500 during the first three days of this week.
January 30, 2014
Stocks Have Another Taper Tantrum
The stock market sank on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it would cut another $10 billion from its monthly bond purchases.