A culture shift is still needed to reconnect finance with the real economy.
Gold and other commodities seem to be signaling that the U.S. economy is sluggish and will get weaker still.
Since 2011, the gold market has shown signs of weakness, culminating in a multiday crash that began on Thursday and continued into Monday
Unless the Boston Marathon bombings are part of a much larger plot, it seems unlikely that their effects on the stock market will last more than another day.
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.
Many of the costs faced by typical American households are rising faster than the official inflation statistics indicate.
Economic policies that look like the start of a trade war are really aimed at addressing domestic economic problems.
Soaring grain prices threaten to add new troubles to a global economy already in trouble
Gasoline prices normally rise in late spring and stay high through the summer, but this year they appear likely to keep falling.