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Is The Stock Market Rigged?

Brian Schreiner | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business
Brian Schreiner

In this post, I address the assertion by Michael Lewis during his 60 Minutes interview and in his new book, "Flash Boys," that the market is "rigged" by high-frequency traders.

Market Noise and Fed Messaging

Michael Farr | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

So far this year, the mid-cap banks are outperforming their behemoth cousins, and we now may know why. The big question, though, is how detrimental have these new regulations been to the economic recovery?

Avoid the Freak Out!

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

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

Can a 12-Year-Old Boy Really Play the Stock Market? An Interview With Author Ginger Heller

Heather Hummel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

When I learned of Ginger Heller's new release, The Kid Who Beat Wall Street and Saved Africa, it piqued my interest... could a 12-year-old really pl...

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Bob Swarup | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

For better or for worse, high-frequency trading is a part of our financial landscape today. This is an economic arms race, and there are risks involved.

Nasdaq Closes Below 4,000 As Tech Stocks Drop Again

AP | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks are dropping for a second day in a row as investors flee highflying Internet and biotechnology companies. T...

The Most Dangerous Time in the Stock Market

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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.

April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.

Nasdaq Just Plummeted And Everyone's Asking The Same Question

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

The stock market got completely kerslammered on Thursday, and the kerslammering might not be done. The punishment started on the Nasdaq, which sank...

Warning: Is Your Risk Tolerance Increasing?

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.09.2014 | 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?

Five Surefire Ways to Torpedo Your Investment Portfolio

Jason Gordo | Posted 04.04.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

No investment method is foolproof; if anyone tells you otherwise, hold onto your wallet. Taking the right precautions, however, keeps risk to a minimum.

Flash Boys Puts a Flashlight on Dark, Predatory HFT Trading

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The industry counters by denying these facts and boldly claiming that they provide liquidity and lower costs, but it has been demonstrated that HFT is more often a liquidity taker than a liquidity provider and, if anything, raises the costs of trading.

Heard About Bitcoin? Nah, Been There, Done That

Bob Swarup | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

Bitcoin enthusiasts today are very much recreating the digital equivalent of the California Gold Rush. The currency is the answer to all our modern day problems, they claim. I hear all that. It is still a rerun, because it is human.

Pyramid or Brokerage Scheme? Herbalife vs. Bill Ackmaan

Food Politic | Posted 03.21.2014 | Food
Food Politic

By Aly Miller Originally published in Food Politic How did Herbalife, a company that sells nutrition and energy supplements, become the center of a ...

Sam Nunn: Director of the Day

Dean Baker | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

Since 2001 Sam Nunn has served as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and since 1999 he has chaired the Center for Strategic and International Studies' board of trustees. He sits on the steering committee of the "Fix the Debt" campaign led by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson.

Here's Possibly The Worst Financial Advice Ever

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business

Little by little, the crazy is returning to financial markets. Borrowing money against your overpriced home in order to gamble in the stock market ...

Why Equities Sold Off Despite a Dovish Fed

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Equities sold off while the yield curve flattened as a result of a selloff in shorter maturities. Why?

The Secret to Dealing With Market Volatility

Dan Solin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

The next time your broker wants to discuss picking mispriced stocks or selecting the next "hot" mutual fund, switch the focus to the amount your portfolio is allocated to international stocks.

Uncertainty Reigns

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business


Let's Make Capitalism a Dirty Word

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Immediately upon entering adulthood, Americans are forced to compete for increasingly-scarce employment. The purpose of most employment isn't to create value for society or future generations, but to create profits for a scant few executives and shareholders.

TrakInvest: Crowdsourcing Financial Wisdom in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
Sourav Roy

The social trading platform which integrates global equities trading with social listening, has received strong buy-ins from various academic, research and financial services institutions across Asia.

S&P 500 Back To Record-Setting Ways

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business

* Putin says use of military force would be last resort * RadioShack closing 1,100 stores after sales tumble 20 pct * S&...

Dow Drops 200 Points As Tensions Rise In Ukraine

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrial average drops 200 points as tensions rise over standoff in Ukraine. ...

Global Stocks Slide

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

* U.S. stock futures down 1.0 pct, Japan's Nikkei falls 1.3 pct * Yen, Swiss franc and gold gain on safe-haven plays, euro pressured ...

S&P 500 Closes At Record High

AP | By STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 02.28.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing at a record high and has turned positive for the year. The all-time high T...