There’s a truism in investing that the last one into a market is the first one out. And that certainly seems to be the case today, with Japan’s Nikkei index crashing off the back of two things: First, hints from the Federal Reserve that the U.S. economy is improving enough to justify a slow pull-back from the central bank’s …
It could be risky for the Fed to continue its easy-money policy – and dangerous to stop.
The previous upturn in housing prices faltered after a year, but all the signs suggest that the current home price recovery will be sustainable.
By trying to compensate for poor fiscal policies, the Fed is making it easier for the President and Congress to evade their responsibilities.
WASHINGTON — A combination of scant inflation and still-modest U.S. economic growth will likely lead the Federal Reserve this week to maintain its drive to keep borrowing costs at record lows indefinitely.
The Fed has said it plans to keep its key short-term interest rate near zero at least until the unemployment rate dips below …
Gold and other commodities seem to be signaling that the U.S. economy is sluggish and will get weaker still.
Even central banks are buying stocks, chasing better returns in this low-rate environment. Should you join them?
Online currencies like the Bitcoin are one day likely to alter government policy, just as the bond market did in the 1990s
For Americans, the economy is likely to remain sluggish for several years, but the long-term outlook isn’t nearly as bad as the pessimists say
Since the recession, the value of derivatives outstanding has grown, and they remain very risky with the potential for large, unpredictable losses.
A stronger dollar could be a bellwether of an improving economy and a brighter outlook for U.S. stocks.