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The Stock Market Just Had Its Best Day Of The Year

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market had its best day this year, nearly erasing the steep losses from early this week. The gains came after encouraging...

The 'Wag the Dog' Market -- Stock Manipulation Made Easy

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Market suckers have been taken in by these speculative games for four years running; why should 2014 be any different, especially with CNBC cheering them on by not explaining what's really going on?

The Delicate Craft of Misleading Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Some in the securities industry have refined the delicate craft of misleading investors into a fine art.

Recent Volatility in Stock and Emerging Markets: How Worrisome?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The U.S. markets opened with a rebound today after yesterday's selloff, so go figure. Like I said, who knows why indexes bump and grind on a daily and intra-daily basis? But these larger issues are very much worth keeping a close eye upon.

Do 401(k)s Have Stop-Losses?

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

It never fails. My best article ideas come from my clients! Thank you! Today one of my clients called and asked a rather interesting question: "Do ...

Stock Market Has Worst Day In More Than 7 Months

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market had its worst day in more than seven months, and the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 320 points...

The VIX Also Rises

Michael Farr | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The more people working, earning income and spending, the greater the economic benefits. The masses move the needle, not the 1% at the top.

Stocks Slide As Fed Trims Stimulus

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 01.29.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock investors had plenty to dislike on Wednesday. Disappointing earnings from some big U.S. companies, ongoing jitters in emerg...

Tips For Dealing With The Market Decline

Dan Solin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Regardless of your exposure to stocks, a huge market correction can be extremely difficult on investors, but these tips can help you get through it.

Is the Stock Market Going to Kill You?

Chris Wang | Posted 03.30.2014 | Money
Chris Wang

When people talk about the keys to good health, they always talk about balancing mind, body and spirit. However I believe they are missing the key ingredient of financial health. Health and wealth are interconnected and if any of the pillars of health are disturbed, it can cause sickness and even death.

WORST DROP SINCE JUNE

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is swooning as investors fear slower global economic growth. The Dow Jones industrial average d...

What's All the Yellen About?

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Richard Barrington

For all the Yellen-watching going on, it is important to remember that the changeover is likely to be pretty subtle, especially at first.

5 Ways to Check You're Not Late to the Stock Market Party

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

When everyone's rushing for the door, you need someone to offer you a way out or you could be in trouble.

Why the NYC Bitcoin Center Matters

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.09.2014 | New York
Azeem Khan

A mere 100 feet from the doors of the New York Stock Exchange, where since 1817, traders have gathered before the Big Board to trade U.S. dollars for stocks, that night, at 40 Broad Street, hundreds of Bitcoin traders brought that tradition into the 21st century.

Fail Fast, Succeed Faster: 5 Keys To Success

Ryan McMunn | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

In a world where 75 percent of tech startups fail, it is important to have a plan, adapt and do it fast. The sooner you realize that something is failing, the quicker you can fix it and the faster you will ultimately succeed.

The Year of the Great Redistribution

Robert Reich | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

One of the worst epithets that can be leveled at a politician these days is to call him a "redistributionist." Yet 2013 marked one of the biggest redistributions in recent American history. It was a redistribution upward, from average working people to the owners of America.

HUGE Gains For Netflix

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business

Netflix soared while Newmont sank. Here are the three biggest winners and the three biggest losers in the Standard & Poor's 500 index in 2013. ...

And The Winner Of 2013 Is...

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

This has been the best year for the U.S. stock market in at least 16 years. But that great news is meaningless for many Americans. The Dow Jones In...

The Worst Performing Stocks Of 2013

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Jon C. Ogg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up nearly 26% so far this year. While the index, which consists of stocks of 30 major U.S. compa...

Why the Market Keeps Going Up and Why It Might Matter to You

Karen Firestone | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Karen Firestone

I work in the stock market, although I have never written a "market" piece in this venue. So why now? Because the broad indices have steadily climbed ...

Are Stocks Too Expensive? Who Cares?

Neal Frankle | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Neal Frankle

Why does the government want to keep rates in the basement? They want to get business to unleash their stash of cash (currently over $1 trillion) and create more jobs. By many accounts, that action is working.

The Stock Market Is Loving Ben Bernanke Right Now

Reuters, | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced it would begin scaling back its stimulus by $10 billion...

Taper=1987

Michael Pento | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Michael Pento

On October 19, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 508 points (22 percent). There are many theories as to why the crash occurred, but the simple truth is that the panic stemmed from a sharp rise in interest rates. Likewise, another stock market crash awaits investors on the other side of tapering.

The One Percent Is Hogging So Much of Our Income That It's Holding the Economy Back

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The reason is quite simple: Those workers are also consumers. When the 99 percent earn more, they spend more, and the one percent can produce more and earn more themselves.

A New Science of Pension Fund Management

Steve Currall | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

We urge other public pension funds to bring scientific research to bear on these questions. Like any other investor, these funds should invite, rather than resist, impartial scrutiny of their strategy