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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...

Stocks Plunge On Fiscal Cliff Worries

AP | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks are dropping again on Wall Street as investors lose hope that Washington will meet a self-imposed deadline for reaching a budget de...

Stocks Plunge On Jobs Worries

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Investors abandoned stocks Friday after the U.S. government reported that only 80,000 jobs were created in June, the third straight month ...

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 Stock Market Is Pretty Happy About That Spain Bailout

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS (AP) — A global market rally over a promised European bailout of Spanish banks faded on Monday, as investors worried the country might have...

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...

Traders Took Their Heads Out Of Their Hands Today

AP | CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors on Wednesday all but forgot the previous day's burdens and sent stocks soaring. It was a stark turnaround from the day befo...

Dow Hits Huge Marker

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business

The Dow Jones industrial average rode a surge of confidence in the economy Tuesday to close above 13,000, a threshold it last crossed four months befo...

The Event That Stops Traders Dead In Their Tracks

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS -- The furious activity in the trading pits of the world's great stock exchanges often gives the feeling that every second is gold dust in th...

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 perform...

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 ...

Stocks Rise As U.S. Data Improves, Italy Moves Towards Austerity

AP | CARLO PIOVANO | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

LONDON — Global stocks were muted on Friday as concerns about Europe's debt crisis flared back up, with Fitch ratings agency warning it could do...

In Wake Of MF Global Bankruptcy, Regulator Orders Review Of All Futures Firms

AP | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have ordered a review of all U.S. futures trading firms after hundreds of millions of dollars in client funds went mi...

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 cr...

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...