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This Is The Prescription For A Comfortable Retirement

Catherine Golladay | Posted 09.24.2015 | Money
Catherine Golladay

While it is encouraging that participants understand the importance of professional 401(k) advice, just 12 percent of those with access to it are actually using it - meaning the vast majority are missing out on critical guidance.

The Fed's Modern Day Parenting

Sara Zervos | Posted 09.05.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

When did we all turn into a bunch of babies that need to be coddled, with our policy maker parents smoothing volatility and promising a world of full employment and a perfect 2.0 percent inflation rate? It's normal for economies to experience cycles, both expansions and recessions.

Fed Is in Eye of Volatility Storm

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

They say the quietest place on Earth is in the eye of the storm, which perhaps is the reason comments from Fed officials are so remarkably obtuse. The biggest factor on the market is and remains what they do in September.

Want to Lessen Volatility of Financial Markets? Express Your Thoughts Online!

Irene Aldridge | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Social media continuously updates our collective knowledge of financial markets. Investors posting their thoughts online and experiences with a particular publicly-traded firm may encourage others to consider investing into the stock of that company.

Stocks With Higher Aggressive HFT Are More Volatile

Irene Aldridge | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

New research from AbleMarkets shows that stocks with higher participation of aggressive High-Frequency Traders (HFT) experience higher intraday volatility.

Successful Aging Lessons From The Military In A VUCA World

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Ageism is rampant, and many of us are burdened by debt, and costs of caring for elderly parents. Management and personal growth gurus advise us to be pro-active; to be bold in engaging with and dealing with our problems. But in this confusing world, where do we start, and what do we do?

Aggressive HFT and Volatility

Irene Aldridge | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Co-authored with Steve Krawciw Aggressive HFT has long been associated with volatility. Several academic studies hypothesized that higher aggressiv...

Aggressive High-Frequency Trading in Equities

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Aggressive high-frequency trading (HFT) is a classification of electronic trading strategies that rely on ultra-fast infrastructure and market orders to take advantage of news, predictive analytics or short-lived information asymmetries.

The Essentials of Leadership

Christa Dowling | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Christa Dowling

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~ E.E. Cummings (American Poet 1894-1962) The statement is like dusting off clichés of yeste...

Trends: All Finance Will Soon Be Big Data Finance

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Today, real-time streaming data is widely available. The proliferation of data is significantly changing business models in financial firms, whether in market making or long-term portfolio management.

Riding Your 401(k) Through the Market's Rollercoaster Ride

Catherine Golladay | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
Catherine Golladay

In such volatile times, it's important to remember that panic isn't a strategy, especially with an investment as long-term in nature as a 401(k).

Monkey or Tai Chi Master? Dealing With Market Volatility

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

The Way of the Tai Chi Master is not an easy course to follow at first, especially with all those Monkeys chattering around you. But with practice, you can learn to accept volatility for what it truly IS: the natural state of affairs.

4 Year-end Portfolio Moves

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

October is month when leaves are changing color, there's a nip in the air signaling the beginning of fall, and of course... stock market corrections!

Food Prices: Always Too High or Too Low

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

The governance arrangements of international agricultural commodity markets are ripe for an overhaul to reflect not only the changes in markets, consumption patterns and technologies of the past 40 years, but also to actively engage in the challenges of the future.

11 Charts That Illuminate the Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

Bitcoin, the new digital currency, remains a mystery to many. There is no better way to lift the fog surrounding bitcoin than to let the data speak. A...

Day Trading Your 401(k)? 6 Reasons To Stop Now

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you day trading your 401(k) at work? Shame on you! We all know that day trading is a recipe for disaster. Or do we?

Avoid the Freak Out!

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Remember, market corrections are a part of investing, like it or not. Stick with your plan.

The Most Dangerous Time in the Stock Market

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We are in a dangerous time in the stock market. It's not a dangerous time because of a crisis or volatility. It's dangerous time because investors start to become overconfident.

Warning: Is Your Risk Tolerance Increasing?

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Sometimes investors will confuse recent successes and tend to be more aggressive. It can give you a false sense of investment prowess. Then things turn south, and you pay for it. So how does a poor investor figure out their risk tolerance?

Friedman and I on Bitcoin

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

The price action in Bitcoin confirms my diagnosis. In January 2013, one could buy a Bitcoin for about $13. By late November, one Bitcoin would have set a buyer back more than $1,100.

Moving Past the Commodity Supercycle: Are We There Yet?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Some analysts are predicting that the commodity price boom of the new millennium as something that has played itself out. Have we entered a phase of descending commodity prices in general?

From Rome With Love? The Three Issues to Watch for Italy and Global Markets

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The possible loss of eagerly anticipated labour reforms, financial restrictions and market contagion provide shorter term sources of turmoil. However, existing reforms are likely to continue, market retrenchment is healthy and to be exploited for longer term opportunities.

See You at the Bottom

David Crisanti | Posted 06.01.2012 | Money
David Crisanti

Investing is a voluntary activity, and it is our decision as investors, even part-timers, how much we choose to understand the products we trade. The information is generally out there, and if it's not, we can choose to pass.

Healthy Pull-Back?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The media were all abuzz following yesterday's much-anticipated sell-off in stocks. Prior to yesterday's 1.5 percent drop, the S&P 500 had gone 44 st...

What CEOs and Hedge Funds Don't Want the 99% to Understand

Roger Martin | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business
Roger Martin

Stock-based compensation has produced a volatility machine and that volatility is wrecking the American economy, while it makes CEOs and hedge fund managers rich.