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A Stock-Market Milestone Is Reached, But Who Cares?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What can be said about a political process which so faithfully executes the wishes of the wealthy and powerful at everyone else's expense? The ever-widening gulf between our two economies reflects a breakdown in our democracy -- or, rather, a corruption of it on behalf of special interests.

Margins Remain Suspicious

Michael Farr | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

So what are the causes for optimism with regard to future earnings power? Well, the most notable are probably the recent sharp decreases in interest rates and gas prices.

Money Mumbo-Jumbo: What's The Difference Between Large and Small Cap Stocks?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you're scratching your head wondering exactly what it means, you're not alone.

Is It Time for a Correction?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I read that it has been over 1,042 days since we corrected 10 percent or more. Holy crap! That's three years!

The Rebirth of Stakeholder Capitalism?

Robert Reich | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

In retrospect, shareholder capitalism wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Look at the flat or declining wages of most Americans, their growing economic insecurity, and the abandoned communities that litter the nation.

How to Time the Market Like Warren Buffett

Jesse Felder | Posted 08.08.2014 | Money
Jesse Felder

Warren Buffett likes to counsel individual investors to buy-and-hold (specifically, buy an equity index fund and hold it forever). This is a perfect example of "do as I say, not as I do," as Buffett has successfully timed the market for decades.

The Demographic Threat to the Market

Milton Ezrati | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Milton Ezrati

Low birth rates over the last few decades will slow the flow of young people into the workforce just as the retirement of the baby boom and increasing longevity will enlarge the proportion of dependent retirees.

Proof That Sticking With the Plan Works

Terry Savage | Posted 08.04.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

Making an investment plan and sticking to it does work in the long run. And that's good to know as the market regains some of its volatility and makes headlines with daily price moves. You can ignore the most extreme pundits and sleep better if you have the self-discipline to keep investing for the long run.

5 Tips for Avoiding Investment Bubbles

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.04.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Investment bubbles have become a regular part of the landscape in recent years. For investors, that means that avoiding boom-and-bust cycles has become an essential survival skill.

Stock Market Sees Worst 1-Day Drop In Months

AP | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of econ...

Enough Fed! Give Free Markets a Chance!

Michael Farr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The widespread expansion of credit to car-buyers, especially to sub-prime borrowers, is beginning to cause some industry observers to cry "bubble." Is this economic progress?

Malaysian Airliner Crash Sends Stocks Tumbling

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

* Malaysian Airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead * Morgan Stanley profit more than doubles, beats estimates * M...

The Dow May Be Above 17,000, But Not For Long

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

The rise in the stock market has been relentless. We are living through the greatest macroeconomic experiment in the history of the U.S. Never was so much printed and spent by so few. And I continue to believe that the Dow will see 5,000 before it sees 20,000.

3 Reasons Investors Fail and the Solutions

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We have all made investments that we'd like to forget about. You know the one. The one that had such great promise only to plummet like a runaway elevator in a horror flick!

Powering the Revival of the Greek Economy

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

New perspectives are opening for Greece as the country slowly emerges from the debt crisis. Last week, after five long years, the Hellenic Capital Ma...

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren's Trust Question Poses Problem For Wall Street Exec

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seems like a simple question. With only 15 percent of Americans trusting the stock market and a declining percentage who invest in it...

Why Buy-and-Hold Is Dangerous in Retirement

Brian Schreiner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
Brian Schreiner

In today's market conditions, investors should be looking at shorter time frames. They should be shifting their portfolio in and out of markets based on which assets classes offer the best short- and intermediate-term opportunities.

First Half in Review: Melt Up!

Chris Wang | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
Chris Wang

I've been in the business for almost 17 years now and I can't remember a time when virtually all assets classes went up together. Needless to say these are highly unusual times.

Jack and the Bean Stocks

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Robert L. Wolke

On the way to the market with the cow, Jack met a livestock broker. "Nice little cow you have there," he said. "I can invest it for you and make you rich."

Buying Up the Planet: Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree

Ellen Brown | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Ellen Brown

Whatever power plays are going on behind the scenes, it is increasingly clear that they are not serving we-the-people.

4 Reasons to Dump Your 401(k)'s Stable Value Investment

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you afraid of losing money in the stock market? Lots of 401(k) participants are terrified of losing money after the 2008 credit crisis. The ve...

5 Steps to Get $18 Billion for Your Business

Gene Marks | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Is Uber worth $18 billion? Hey, why not? But that doesn't matter. What matters is that a lot of smart people believe it's worth $18 billion and there are a lot of smart pundits and analysts will back up this belief too.

More of the Same

Michael Farr | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

As expected, the Federal Reserve stuck to its pattern of reducing asset purchases by another $10 billion. The monthly pace is now down to just $35 bi...

How Much Will Iraq Cost U.S.?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.17.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

This week, as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) soldiers pushed into Iraq, seizing cities, U.S.-made war supplies, Central Bank cash and gold bouillon, oil prices jumped to almost $107/barrel.

The Over-Caffeinated Economy

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.06.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

The U.S. economy seems sluggish today, but ironically, it may also be over-stimulated. Like someone who has had too much caffeine but is on the last reserves of strength, the economy is showing some effects of fatigue.