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4 Year End Portfolio Moves

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

October is month when leaves are changing color, there's a nip in the air signaling the beginning of fall, and of course...stock market corrections! ...

Food Prices: Always Too High or Too Low

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

The governance arrangements of international agricultural commodity markets are ripe for an overhaul to reflect not only the changes in markets, consumption patterns and technologies of the past 40 years, but also to actively engage in the challenges of the future.

11 Charts That Illuminate the Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

Bitcoin, the new digital currency, remains a mystery to many. There is no better way to lift the fog surrounding bitcoin than to let the data speak. A...

Day Trading Your 401(k)? 6 Reasons To Stop Now

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you day trading your 401(k) at work? Shame on you! We all know that day trading is a recipe for disaster. Or do we?

Avoid the Freak Out!

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

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

The Most Dangerous Time in the Stock Market

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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.

Warning: Is Your Risk Tolerance Increasing?

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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?

Friedman and I on Bitcoin

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

The price action in Bitcoin confirms my diagnosis. In January 2013, one could buy a Bitcoin for about $13. By late November, one Bitcoin would have set a buyer back more than $1,100.

Moving Past the Commodity Supercycle: Are We There Yet?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Some analysts are predicting that the commodity price boom of the new millennium as something that has played itself out. Have we entered a phase of descending commodity prices in general?

From Rome With Love? The Three Issues to Watch for Italy and Global Markets

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The possible loss of eagerly anticipated labour reforms, financial restrictions and market contagion provide shorter term sources of turmoil. However, existing reforms are likely to continue, market retrenchment is healthy and to be exploited for longer term opportunities.

See You at the Bottom

David Crisanti | Posted 06.01.2012 | Money
David Crisanti

Investing is a voluntary activity, and it is our decision as investors, even part-timers, how much we choose to understand the products we trade. The information is generally out there, and if it's not, we can choose to pass.

Healthy Pull-Back?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The media were all abuzz following yesterday's much-anticipated sell-off in stocks. Prior to yesterday's 1.5 percent drop, the S&P 500 had gone 44 st...

What CEOs and Hedge Funds Don't Want the 99% to Understand

Roger Martin | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business
Roger Martin

Stock-based compensation has produced a volatility machine and that volatility is wrecking the American economy, while it makes CEOs and hedge fund managers rich.

Economy Heating Up, or False Alarm?

Michael Farr | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Optimism over the economic recovery has increased over the past week as several economic indicators have come in better than expected.

Jobs Report Feel Good

Michael Farr | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

We expect a muddle-through economy for a few years in the US as the consumer and governments deleverage. As world events evolve, it is important not to become overly ebullient or fearful.

Is Current Volatility Unprecedented? The Answer Depends on How Volatility Is Measured

Irene Aldridge | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The current financial markets are experiencing high volatility, gaining and losing in excess of 3% on a given day. Whether the current volatility is without a precedent, however, depends on how volatility is measured.

Explaining The Roller Coaster Ride Of The Super Rich

WSJ | Robert Frank | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

By Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal The Saturday Essay on the rise of the "High-Beta Rich" and growing volatility of the 1 percent generat...

Support for Big Government Jobs Program Has Evaporated

Chriss Street | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Chriss Street

In a stunning reversal of voter opinions since the first weekend in August, the Rasmussen reports national telephone survey reveals that "Likely U.S. ...

Friday Sell-Offs Cap Fourth Straight Week Of Market Losses

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A growing belief that the U.S. economy may be headed toward recession gave the stock market its fourth straight week of losses. The ...

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

Public Pension Funds Lose Billions Amid Stock Market Volatility

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. — Wall Street's volatility has hit state pension funds just as they were beginning to recover from the recession, turning what was ...

How to Handle Hedge Fund Investing

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

How can you, as an investor, handle hedge fund investing? Be strategic, be sensible and speak up.

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

401(k) Account Balances Back To Pre-Recession Levels

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — Americans who were afraid to open their 401(k) statements during the recession are finding good news inside the envelope now:...

Full Catastrophe Banking in 2011

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

Here are eight things to watch out for in 2011 that threaten to rock the financial system and undermine any recovery.