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The Myth of Social Security's Insolvency

Fred Lundgren | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

It is time for all top wage earners and all the other Social Security mythmakers to put away their bad ideas and silence their propaganda for the real good of America.

The Bond Peril

James Berman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
James Berman

People often think of bonds as being low risk. They are lower risk than stocks, but they are still subject to all sorts of different potential problems.

Mark Gongloff

China's Not Panicking About The Cliff And Neither Should You | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

If the fiscal cliff and the oh-so-terrifying federal budget deficit is a reason to panic about U.S. debt, then the message has been slow to reach Chin...

Man Allegedly Makes Sketchy Trades At Goldman, Gets Hired By Another Bank

Reuters | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

Dec 3 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley trader Edward Glenn Hadden is under investigation by regulators at CME Group over trades in Treasury futures fou...

Big and Bigger Lies About Bond Fund Managers

Dan Solin | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Most often, investors looking for higher returns from their bond holdings invest in actively managed bond funds. They believe an active bond manager has the investment skill likely to increase returns over the benchmark index, while taking no more risk.


The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

The stock market needs a liquidity fix something awful. For the second straight day, stocks are selling off hard -- harder than they did yesterday,...

Waaahhh, Say Markets

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

Financial markets are throwing a little tantrum today. What's got them all worked up? The minutes of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting made...

Banks Choose Lending To Uncle Sam Instead Of You

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

If banks are doing so great, then why are they lending money to Uncle Sam instead of to you? U.S. banks bought more Treasury debt and bonds issued ...

These Three Words Are Causing A Pavlovian Stock Rally Today

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

Just how addicted is the stock market to the Fed's easy money? We just got a prime example. Late Wednesday morning, stocks were meandering along, n...

Let's All Panic!

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Thing One: Let's All Panic About Oil: The oil market is as jittery as Rick Santorum in a sex toy shop. Case in point: Yesterday a sketchy "news" repor...

The Market Robots Strike Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Where is John Connor when you need him? We might need some help handling some robots. At about 10 a.m. on the East Coast, just after the Federal Re...

Stock Rally Still Gets The Stinkeye

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Retail investors -- average suckers like you and me who have our retirement money in 401(k)s -- often get called "dumb money" by Wall Street. Wall...

The Truth About Treasury Bonds, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | Home

Finance expert Suze Orman reveals the truth about treasury bonds. Get Suze's FREE download to The Money Navigator enter the gift code MARLO at www.Su...

2011 Winners Can Make You a 2012 Loser

Dan Solin | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Everyone wants to be a stock market winner. There were some big winners in 2011.

The Social Security Conundrum Explained

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

But how can drastic action be necessary when the Social Security trust fund reportedly has over $2.4 trillion in it at present? This is a misleading sleight-of-hand. Here is how.

Alexander Eichler

QE3 Not Guaranteed To Happen, And Not Guaranteed To Help If It Does | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.13.2011 | Business

With the economy growing at a snail's pace and the job market still disconcertingly weak, economists are wondering whether the Federal Reserve will un...

'Sometimes We Need Inflation'

New York Times | FLOYD NORRIS | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

It is time for a new lesson to be learned. Sometimes we need inflation, and now is such a time....

Bill Gross: Problem Is 'Insufficient Consumption And investment'

Washington Post | Bill Gross | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

For a few days there it seemed like President Obama was the master of the bond market. This is a Triple-A nation, he intoned on Monday, and always wil...

What to Do With the U.S. Treasury Bonds Now?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Irene Aldridge

With the now-lower rating on the U.S. government debt assigned by the major rating agency, the Standard & Poors, the bonds and bills investors find themselves questioning as to what to do with their investments: how to find riskless replacements for the now-risky U.S. bonds?

Don't Panic: The U.S. Credit Downgrade Changes Nothing

Jeff Reeves | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Jeff Reeves

Now that the inevitable has happened, what does it mean for the market and for regular Americans with 401ks and IRAs? Interestingly enough, not much.

Dan Froomkin

U.S. Credit Downgrade's Direct Effect Could Be Negligible, History Suggests | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The downgrade of the U.S.'s AAA credit rating by Standard & Poor's on Friday may end up having little to no effect on interest rates for...

Fed Remains Noncommittal About New Stimulus, Despite Sluggish Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

With the debt-ceiling fight resolved, and discouraging economic reports piling up, the Federal Reserve is under close scrutiny for signs that it might...

Joshua Hersh

China: U.S. Debt Crisis Is Giving Democracy A Bad Name | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The seemingly endless process of resolving America's debt crisis may be giving America and its democratic form of governance a bad name ...

Why Republicans Can't Say Yes to Obama

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

So it's not about the deficit after all.

MAD About the Debt Ceiling

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

As the debt ceiling debate swirls around Washington, no one is willing to believe that the Parties will engage in a form of Mutually Assured Destruction ("MAD") of the "full faith and credit of the United States."