IntercontinentalExchange CEO Jeffrey Sprecher hints at fundamental changes ahead
Wall Street Is Over Washington Dysfunction
With at least a temporary end to the budget showdown that has kept the government closed for weeks and the U.S. on the brink of default, stocks soared yesterday afternoon, with the S&P 500 closing within 1 point of its all-time …
Asian Markets Perk Up as U.S. Nears Possible Debt Deal
Bourses across the continent were encouraged as Washington appeared poised to avert a debt crisis
Microsoft Announces $40 Billion Buyback Program
Microsoft announced that it will buy back $40 billion worth of its own shares and increase its quarterly dividend to 28 cents per share in an effort to reward investors amid ongoing challenges.
Companies Are Locking Up Low Interest Rates. Should You?
The cost of borrowing is likely to go up. Companies are taking taking advantage now. Some consumers may want to consider doing the same.
Market Reality Check
The market craziness continues, with stocks down, commodities crashing, and bond yields rising. As usual during such periods, wild theories about what’s happening abound: The U.S. recovery is a mirage; China is having a Lehman Brothers-style meltdown; etc.
Viewpoint: Ben Bernanke, Enabler of America’s Fiscal Dysfunction
By trying to compensate for poor fiscal policies, the Fed is making it easier for the President and Congress to evade their responsibilities.
Is the Price of Gold Signaling an Economic Slowdown?
Gold and other commodities seem to be signaling that the U.S. economy is sluggish and will get weaker still.
Trouble With Your Investment Portfolio? Google It!
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 …
What the Boston Bombing Means for the Economy and the Stock Market
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.
Is the Global Economy Slowly Falling Apart?
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
Why Derivatives May Be the Biggest Risk for the Global Economy
Since the recession, the value of derivatives outstanding has grown, and they remain very risky with the potential for large, unpredictable losses.