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Tesla Set to Blow Away Guidance

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Shawn Lawrence Otto

If we assume my Model S was the last one delivered in Q3, that would mean that Tesla's Q3 deliveries were actually 22,017-12,550= 9,467, an enormous surge of production over the Q3 guidance of "slightly over 5,000."

DOW JUMPS 200 POINTS

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is on track for its biggest gain in three months on hopeful signs that a budget impasse in Washington m...

Stocks Close Down Sharply On Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Concerns

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing sharply lower as budget gridlock in Washington brings the U.S. closer to a default on its de...

Dow Tumbles 137 Points

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday as the partial U.S. government shutdown dragged on with no signs of a softening in the position...

Why The Stock Market Should Not React to Government Shutdown

Dr. K.C. Ma | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. K.C. Ma

These may sound like bad jokes. But the real bad joke is that 800,000 federal employees are out of a job.

Short-Term Is Terminal

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Our attention spans are on Miley Cyrus, not the precarious long-term health of, say, the bond market. If we don't wake up and change the way we run our companies and invest our capital, immediate gratifications are going be a dim memory.

Investing in a Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

The separation of knowledge into categories frustrates the human desire for unity. Each of us is a student of the world, a whole individual trying to make integral sense of the world, and striving to make that world our own.

Markets Yawn At Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

Far from upset, financial markets actually seem to be happy about a government shutdown. But they might just be saving up their panic for when they re...

Congressional Republicans Violate Oath of Office

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Before taking office, each member of Congress swears a simple, straightforward oath. It leaves little room for misinterpretation. They vow to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to "faithfully discharge the duties of the office." High among those duties is paying the government's bills.

Global Markets Are Not Prepared for the German Election

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?

Stocks Close At Record High

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve's surprise decision to keep its economic stimulus in place. T...

Should Investors Own Gold?

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

No one can tell you today whether diversification into gold is a good idea, a neutral idea, or a bad idea. But almost everyone will tell you that diversification is generally a good idea.

Second Glitch In 2 Weeks

AP | KEN SWEET | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The Nasdaq Stock Market said Wednesday that one of its trading systems had a brief outage, but the problem was resolved and trading w...

Well That Wasn't Pretty

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell in a thinly traded session on Friday, with the S&P 500 index recording its steepest monthly drop since May 2012 ...

Mark Gongloff

These Four Massive Threats Are Hitting Financial Markets All At Once

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Everything seems to be going wrong all at once for the world's financial markets. August is on track to be the worst month for U.S. stocks in more ...

Regulators To Crack Down On High-Speed Trading

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2013 | Business

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is preparing to reveal a laundry list of po...

Is the Housing Recovery at Risk?

Michael Farr | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The Fed's chosen course of action comes with a cost. We expect continued lackluster economic growth for the next several quarters.

Worst Week Of 2013

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks ended a tough week on a down note Friday, hurt by retailers and companies that are sensitive to rising interest rates. The Do...

Why Michael Dell's Fight Makes Sense

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

The allure of escaping life on the stock exchange seems to be fairly common among founders of publicly traded companies that lose their way.

Here's Why You Need To Worry About The IPO Boom

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

The IPO market is back in full swing. Believe it or not, that's bad news for the stock market. So far this year, 126 companies have priced initial ...

Economics as Market Failure

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

If economists add so little value to markets, why do markets pay economists so much for their advice?

Test Your Investing IQ

Dan Solin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

I am not suggesting you put all your assets in funds that track this index. Instead, you should invest in a globally diversified portfolio of low-management-fee index funds in an asset allocation suitable for you.

The 14-year-old Stock Picker Who Speaks the Truth

Beth Kobliner | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Beth Kobliner

The fact is, kids need to know that the buy 'em and hold 'em philosophy actually gives you the best chance to accumulate money -- and even that doesn't come with any guarantee.

No Jobs, Party on Wall Street!

Greg Autry | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Greg Autry

Despite what is essentially a depression, the stock market rocks on. The reason for this is that the stimulus is really aimed at appeasing the "free market conservatives" who populate Wall Street banks and the executive suites of our multinational corporations.

Five Things You Need to Know About Student Loans

Amir Salehzadeh | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Amir Salehzadeh

Bipartisan legislation that will tie interest rates on federal student loans to market rates is headed to President Obama's desk, after the bill passed the House with a 392-31 vote. The president is expected to sign the bill into law, which is based on a deal formed by members of the Senate.