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3 Smart Investment Strategies for 2016

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

Choosing where to invest can be an extremely difficult task for most people. No matter how much knowledgeable you are, there is always a risk of incur...

Investing Is Not "The Market" | Posted 11.13.2015 | Fifty

There are times I encounter a familiar face and will get asked - "what did the market do today?"or "the market went up (or down), why?" Now, this may...

Obama's Dire Fiscal Cliff Warning

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

* Predicts "adverse reaction" if no agreement reached * Says if necessary first bill of new year will reduce taxes for middle class ...

Will Europe Amplify or Lessen Investors' July 4th Celebrations?

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

For Europe to minimize external headwinds, the U.S. needs both to avoid another sub-100,000 job creation print and to deliver improving indicators of long-term unemployment and labor force anticipation.

The Private Equity Debate: That '70s Show

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Private equity may not have been the prime mover, and at times it spawned uncertainty and job losses (or worse); but it also opened opportunities, not just for buyout mavens like Romney, but for owners and managers and, in some cases, workers of middle-market companies.

Stock Market Snaps Back From Six-Day Losing Streak

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Monday to snap a six-day losing streak on the S&P 500, rebounding from equities' biggest weekly dro...

Wall Street Cries: Shut Up, Bulls, You're Jinxing The Market

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

You can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting somebody or something touting how the stock market is going to the moon. That makes Wall Street ...

Dow Saw Huge Gains In First Three Years Of Obama's Presidency

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

President Obama just joined an exclusive club. He is one of only five presidents to see the Dow Jones Industrial Average gain 50 percent or more t...

S&P Flat For The Year

Reuters | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

* S&P flat on year, Dow higher, Nasdaq lower * European shares post steepest annual fall in 3 yrs * Bank of America is Dow's worst performer i...

Time Running Out For S&P 500 To End Positively, As Euro Crisis Looms

Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With two weeks left in the trading year, the euro zone debt crisis will remain the primary impediment to pushing the S&P 500 inde...

Dow Closes Above 12,000 Points For The First Time Since August

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Ryan Vlastelica) - Stocks surged 3 percent on Thursday as an agreement by European leaders to help contain the region's two-year debt crisis...

Simon Johnson: Behind The S&P Warning on the Deficit

The New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

Standard & Poor's announced on Monday that its credit rating for the United States was affirmed at AAA (the highest level possible) but that it was re...

Winter of Content?

Pamela Rosenau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pamela Rosenau

A loose monetary policy environment is always a good backdrop for a rally in equities. But even though we have already seen major moves up, I think there is more to come.

Worried Banks Horde Cash

Financial Times | Chris Giles, James Politi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Central banks' efforts to ease strains in the money markets are failing to stop financial institutions from hoarding cash, stoking fears that the rece...