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Worst Market Streak Since August

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

This is starting to get out of hand a little bit. Stocks on Tuesday suffered their worst selloff of the year and their fifth straight day of losses...

I CAN HAZ MOAR STIMULUS NOW?

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...

Investing Fees Are For Suckers

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

Investment advisers are like the 350-pound bouncers standing between you and the bar: They want you to believe you have to get past them to get to the...

Think 'Score Gains,' Not 'Stop Losses'

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Natalie Pace

I am constantly getting investors to think like "winners" instead of "losers." If the first thing you think about is losing, then the first thing you really need to work on is changing your mindset.

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...

Mark Gongloff

Reality Check Sends Stocks To Worst Loss of 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Boy, the stock market sure sobered up in a hurry, didn't it? All at once, after rallying relentlessly all year, stocks caught a case of the heebie-...

In Investing, There Is No Free Lunch

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Irene Aldridge

Many articles on the subject of money talk about different ways to invest the money. Few of the pieces, however, address the key issue underlying any allocation which may be keeping investors up at night.

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...

Mark Gongloff

The Bond Market Is Trying To Tell Us Something

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

For the past few months, the stock market has been behaving like a reveler who's had just a little too much to drink, and the bond market has been beh...

Creditors Would Face Huge Loss In Greek Debt Deal

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS — Investors participating in a deal to slash Greece's massive debt would face an overall loss on their bond holdings of more than 70 pe...

How to Retire Without Worrying About Social Security

InvestingAnswers | Posted 03.20.2012 | Fifty
InvestingAnswers

Consider your age, your risk tolerance and your income needs. Then decide on the investments that are best suited for you. A well planned allocation strategy may allow you to achieve even the most optimistic retirement dreams.

Is A Pension A Stand-In For Bonds?

money.cnn.com | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Our 401(k) and Roth investments are in stock index funds and commodities. We own no bonds. With a pension and Social Security,...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Wants To Buy Back State Capitol After Pushing Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has announced that all she wants for Valentine's Day is to burn a mortgage. Brewer said in her State of the State Monda...

Catherine New

Why Gen Y Still Invests In Stocks

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

People born in the 1980s are more into the stock market than one might think, according to one new study. While analysts have worried that the volatil...

Federal Reserve Continues To Push Toward More Transparency

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve under Ben Bernanke has gone further than ever to explain its policies to the public. It's ready to go further s...

Ask the Readers: Staying Motivated to Save?

J.D. Roth | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Sometimes you do everything right -- you work hard, you cut back on spending, you invest for retirement -- but all of your effort seems for naught. What happens when doing all the right things doesn't work?

SEC Targets Marlins' Shady Business

Posted 02.02.2012 | Miami

For two decades now, Major League Baseball has funded its rise from corporate slacker to gilded cash cow on the backs of taxpayers bullied into buildi...

U.S. Treasuries No Sanctuary From Europe's Debt Problems

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Record low interest rates and record high debt levels are a marriage that history tells us won't last long.

Paying More in Fees Can Get You Less in Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

I recently reviewed the portfolio of a young man who had inherited almost $1 million. He thought his portfolio was "well diversified" because almost all of it was invested in an S&P 500 Index Fund. Several issues were apparent, which you might be able to relate to your investments.

How Did European Banks Trap Themselves in a Replay of the 2007 Crisis?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

At a conference in New York at the end of 2008, Obama's economic advisor, Larry Summers made a prophetic remark at an event organized by the Economist.

Feds Drop Remaining Charges Against Barry Bonds

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.31.2011 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors dropped all the remaining charges against Barry Bonds on Wednesday, days after a judge upheld the slugger's convi...

Why Wall Street Transactions Should Be Taxed

New York Times | NANCY FOLBRE | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Most of us pay state and local sales taxes on most things we buy, and most casino gambling is subject to state taxes ranging from up to 6.75 percent i...

European Central Bank Spends Billions On Government Bonds

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central Bank spent euro14.3 billion ($20.6 billion) last week buying government bonds to protect large economi...