Preliminary US Q1 2011 GDP came in below expectations, but varying speeds in a growth cycle are perfectly normal.
Silver’s on a tear, but history suggests it’s both a poor inflation hedge and long-term investment.
The PIIGS spotlight swings back to Greece amid talks of Greek debt restructuring.
US firms are beginning to allow investors to “say on pay,” a popular Dodd-Frank provision that likely does little to prevent future disasters.
The Federal Reserve released yet another proposal in response to provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, but practical details were few and far between and likely unnecessary.
Q1 2011 corporate profit growth may be more subdued relative to past quarters, but Fisher Investments MarketMinder finds that normal in the course of an ongoing expansion.
S&P downgraded the US’s credit rating outlook by a notch, but it shouldn’t mean much.
Fears of China’s fast economic growth—which continued in Q1—are misplaced
Politicians are duking it out in a timely battle over taxes, debts, and deficits. But what will be the market impact when a winner emerges?
Legislation that interferes with free markets can and frequently does have completely unintended consequences—sometimes undermining the very purpose of the legislation.
The Fukushima nuclear accident was upgraded to level 7—on par with Chernobyl—but that’s likely where the similarities end.
China reported a trade deficit in Q1 2011, but despite that, both Chinese imports and exports rose—a desirable overall increase in trade.
Talk swirled of a potential government shutdown Friday, but let’s separate the economic wheat from the political chaff.
Portugal formally requested a bailout Thursday, removing some uncertainty, but questions about eurozone stability remain.
Contrary to protectionists’ claims, free trade agreements give American companies a fighting chance in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over the budget.
Recent local elections suggest gridlock is taking hold in Europe.
Economic growth and positive market returns continued in Q1 2011. But what of investor sentiment?
Year after year, crises come and go, and the market carries on.
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