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It's Just Like the Stock Market! - Notes From a Dive Bar

Alan Black | Posted 07.11.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Tonight's bartending is like the stock market. From the opening bell, I'm bullish on cheery bonhomie. Financials are rewarded, the tip jar stuffed wi...

How Music Bonds Us Together

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Jill Suttie At GGSC's recent awe conference, Melanie DeMore led the audience in a group sing as part of the day's activities. Judging from participan...

Why Worry Wednesday - Greece is "Fixed" Again (part 6)

Phil Davis | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Wow, what a rally! We expected a move back up but this is amazing. Yesterday the markets took off as the latest Brexit poll showed the "remain" v...

Starbucks Is Selling Nearly A Half-Billion Dollars In 'Sustainability' Bonds

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business

Starbucks Corp. is asking investors to fund as much as $496 million on what the coffee giant describes as "sustainability" projects, the latest move i...

Political Violence: It's the Economy Stupid

Michael Farr | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

Getting away from D.C. every so often helps with perspective. Life inside the Beltway can cloud one's views and lead to an inflated sense of axis mun...

What's So Bad About a Little Deflation?

Michael Farr | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

Ever since the global financial crisis central bankers across the globe have become increasingly fearful about the prospect of widespread deflation. ...

What's Going on in Retail?

Michael Farr | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

CNN.com recently published an article (Store closings are the hottest trend in retail) about the rash of retail store closings in recent months. As t...

Keep it in Perspective

Michael Farr | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

With the S&P 500 now down about 10% from its all-time high in May 2015, a certain level of fear has returned to the markets. Among the many concerns ...

How to Increase Your Rental Yield Without Spending a Cent!

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.24.2016 | HuffPost Home
Krista M Sharp

As more people opt to have children later or not at all it's more and more common for people to have fur babies. Hence the demand for pet friendly homes is at an all time high. Every house we advertise for rent is met with applications from people with pets.

The Big Short - a chronicle of infectious shortsightedness; epidemic blindness, delusion, and deceit.

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

"Crap." That word is used quite often by the handful (one handful) of analysts and traders who "shorted" (bet against) the trillion-dollar mortgage-b...

Sticker Shock: Fed to Hike Rates First Time in NINE Years!

Phil Davis | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

It has been so long since the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates in the US that Banks and Brokerage houses are having seminars for their workers to help them understand the repercussions of a rising rate environment.

Consumer Drive? Don't Hold Your Breath

Michael Farr | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

What is the true state of the US consumer? The Federal Reserve seems pretty confident that consumers have both the means (savings, disposable income,...

Where There's A Will There's a Way

Michael Farr | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

If the full extent of the budgetary problems are not well understood, how can we be in a position to address the problems?

Cocks & Bonds: That Time I Considered Hiring a Sex Worker as a Man With Disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Disability and sex work is never openly discussed. We need to start asking: how does it feel to pay for sex or sexual pleasure, not necessarily because you have the capital or even the desire to, but because you feel you may have no other choice?

The Fed's Decision And The Developing Countries

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

Will those edgy portfolio investors stampede indiscriminately out of--and wreak havoc among--middle- and low-income countries if the Fed lifts interest rates this September, for the first time in almost a decade?

Aggressive HFT in U.S. Treasuries

Irene Aldridge | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

U.S. regulators have recently questioned the role that high-frequency trading (HFT) plays in the bond market. The latest research from AbleMarkets studies a subclass of HFTs known as aggressive HFT. The research shows that:

Confusion Reigns

Michael Farr | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

Economic data and financial-asset prices don't always paint the same picture about the health of the economy.

Profile: Kimra Bettasso -- 401K Advice for a New Generation

David Jensen | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
David Jensen

Kimra Bettasso is a Financial Consultant and Founder of 401k Retire Logic and 401k Legit. I asked her about her unique approach to this market.

Has the Chinese Market Finished "Correcting"?

Michael Farr | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

All things considered, the major equity markets of the world have been fairly orderly for the past year and a half. That is, all except the Chinese market.

A Sister Kissed Her

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Robbi Rucker

I can be seen as a "cancer patient going through chemotherapy" yet this is not what this story is about -- it's about love. It's not about current conventional medical treatments, side effects, limitations or miracles. It's about sister magic.

Riding a Growth Wave

Michael Farr | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

It is still early days for the American newfound interest in health and wellness, but as organics only make up 5 percent of total food sales I think the industry has a long runway of growth ahead.

Even After A Contentious Split, My Mom Was There For My Dad Until The End

Sheila Brennan | Posted 06.11.2016 | Divorce
Sheila Brennan

My mother lost her husband of 56 years recently. They were married for 42 years; divorced for 14. When they separated back in the '90s, none of the 10 offspring could have predicted the events that occurred when my father was admitted to the ICU nearly 800 miles away.

Your Best Bond Strategy. Interview with Bond Strategist Kathy A. Jones.

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Natalie Pace

For years, pundits have debated about the timing of a rise in interest rates, pouring over the Federal Reserve Minutes and analyzing every new comma in the press releases.

Irrational Exuberance?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

I've stated repeatedly that a massive amount of stimulus has been required to generate GDP growth of just 2.0%-2.5% annually since the end of the Great Recession (June 2009). We have further said that the removal or reversal of some of these stimulants will be a tough hurdle for the economy to overcome.

Poking Holes in the Strong-Dollar Thesis

Michael Farr | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

The dollar began its ascent against other major world currencies in mid-2014. The move higher was fast and furious, but the greenback ran into some resistance beginning in the middle of March.