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Euro Zone Proposal For Strapped Countries: Buy Back Debt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - European leaders should not shy away from a proposal to buy back the bonds of troubled euro member states but should not rely too much o...

The Metastasizing State Bankruptcy Meme

Reuters | Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Talk of introducing legislation allowing states to declare bankruptcy began in earnest in November. A speech by Newt Gingrich was followed up by a big...

Former Players To Testify At Bonds Trial

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Some of Barry Bonds' former teammates, along with other retired Major League Baseball players and perhaps current player Jason G...

Investors Fell In Love With Bonds Again In 2010

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — Mutual fund investors were buying stock funds at the end of 2010. But they were trying to avoid risk through most of the year, as bond fund...

Fools Rush in...

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Only advice based on long-term data qualifies as investment advice. If you're paying for any other kind of advice, understand the price may far exceed the fees you are paying.

Recalling Schwarzenegger's Tenure as Governor

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jessica Levinson

Like it or not, the Governator will not "be back." But behind all the rhetorical noise, it is worth asking, what does Arnold's tenure mean for the future of California?

Fund Investors Slowly Returning To Stocks

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — It appears investors are beginning to get comfortable with risk again. Not only are they pulling money out of bond mutual funds at the ...

Wall Street's Fatal Defect

Mark Sunshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Sunshine

According to the Congressional Oversight Panel, many private label mortgage backed bonds have a fatal defect that Wall Street is downplaying: many mortgage backed bonds may not be backed by mortgages.

Santa Bernanke Giveth and Taketh Away

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Santa Bernanke's gift bag for equity lovers meant that bondholders -- who had been pouring money into fixed income mutual funds and exchange-traded funds -- received only painful tidings. What a fall from grace!

Straight Talk With Tyler Durden: The U.S. Is Free-Falling Into Bankruptcy

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

"Straight Talk" features thinking from notable minds that the audience has indicated it wants to learn more about.  ...

Fate Of 'Build America Bonds' In Doubt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO: - A dispute between Democrats and Republicans over the continuation of the Build America Bond program and a sharp drop in Treasury prices sla...

The Deficit Commission & P3s

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

The Deficit Commission makes a number of recommendations which, if adopted, would result in structural changes to how we finance infrastructure projec...

Small Investors Fleeing The Stock Market -- And It Could Make Things More Risky

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK, By Leah Schnurr and Edward Krudy: Leanne Chase took her money out of stocks in early June 2008 before the collapse of Lehman Brothers spark...

Bad Credit? For Corporate Borrowers, It's Not A Problem

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — With rising fears of a prolonged recession and stomach-churning moves in the stock market, corporate bond markets have performed so well ...

QE2 Geneates Instant Wealth Creation

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Just when you were losing faith in Ben Bernanke, he pulls a $600 billion rabbit out of his pocket. Down goes the dollar and the Treasury bond. Up goes gold, oil, stocks and interest rates.

The Bond Market Wants Obama To Spend More

Bloomberg | Liz Capo McCormick and Susanne Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Instead of punishing the Obama administration for running up a budget deficit the Congressional Budget Office said will total $1.34 trillion this year...

William Alden

Bond Billionaire: Fed's Policy Is A 'Brazen' 'Ponzi Scheme' | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Fed should stop meddling with the economy now, before it does more damage, say two top asset managers. The Fed Reserve Bank's quantitative easing...

Small U.S. Investors Pull $33.12 Billion From Mutual Funds

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investors withdrew a staggering $33.12 billion from domestic stock market mutual funds in the first seven months of this year, according to the Invest...

Top Fed Official: We Need Help To Save The Economy

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve can't save the economy without help from other parts of the government, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president Richard Fisher sa...

Future Chaos: There Is No "Plan B"

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

The hard news is that there is no "Plan B." The future is likely to be more chaotic than you probably think.

Will Money Market Rates Be a Victim of the Fed (Again)?

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

In short, you should think about bond market trends when making decisions about your deposit accounts, but don't necessarily believe everything you hear from Wall Street.

Thoughts on Inflation, Deflation and Interest Rates

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

We are experiencing a new paradigm, where both inflation and deflation are prevalent -- and this dichotomy is vexing.

Prediction: Things Will Unravel Faster Than You Think

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

By my analysis, we are not yet on the final path to recovery, and there are one or more financial 'breaks' coming in the future. Underlying structura...

Livestrong or Livewrong?

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
James Moore

Is Lance Armstrong really so gifted that he is able to outperform other talented and dedicated cyclists even as they are fortifying their own cardiovascular systems with pharmaceuticals?

William Alden

Goldman, Banks To See Dismal Third Quarter, Analysts Predict | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After pulling in their biggest haul in three years last quarter, bank profits have hit a wall in the first two weeks of September, The Financial Time...