By trying to compensate for poor fiscal policies, the Fed is making it easier for the President and Congress to evade their …
Gold and other commodities seem to be signaling that the U.S. economy is sluggish and will get weaker still.
In the stock market, there are countless strategies for making a buck. Some investors like to focus on the fundamentals of the companies they invest in — poring over financial statements to figure out which firms are over- or under-valued. Others invest based on trends or macroeconomic events, like whether the Fed is raising or lowering …
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.
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.
Economic policies that look like the start of a trade war are really aimed at addressing domestic economic problems.
A host of factors outside of the government’s control will likely hold back the economy for at least another year.
The banking sector still faces big challenges, but greater transparency will boost investor confidence and also encourage banks to manage risk better internally.
A slow-growing economy with little inflation can actually be the best environment for blue-chip stocks.
Multiple debt markets are facing big trouble because of excessive borrowing and the Fed’s easy-money policies.