Though most recent news has a negative slant, there are incremental positives out there—even if they’re largely overlooked.
While debate over EFSF changes continues, Greece appears to be making some small headway.
There are two ways to think about recent market negativity—forward or backward. Let’s consider both.
Upon even cursory examination, the Congressional Budget Office’s projections on the budget and economy have little basis in reality.
Conclusions drawn from demographic data about the future of equity market demand sources seem initially compelling but break down under further scrutiny.
It seems were going to have fewer nonsensical federal regulations following a recent government review. But let’s hope this baby-step doesn’t conclude their efforts.
With the Fed holding its annual Jackson Hole symposium, talk of QE3 is escalating.
Is the blame often heaped on high-frequency trading for stoking volatility proven beyond a reasonable doubt?
Political posturing between eurozone politicians and new derivations of existing debt fears could continue to contribute to market volatility in the short term.
As another earnings season winds down, an update on how the numbers continue to play out.
As the free-floating dollar turns 40, we survey the web’s reaction.
When financial markets get rocky, many investors don’t need a new investment strategy. They need one for controlling their nerves.
A smattering of news stories from around the web. And a link.
Amid steep market volatility, it’s important to recognize the widely discussed negatives but also to balance them against material economic positives to get a clearer view.
Though the media’s focused on US developments, the bigger news is in Europe. While problems do exist in Europe, fears seemingly exceed reality—much like in the US.
Stocks seesawed wildly Tuesday, finishing the day solidly in the black.
Global markets experienced a sell-off Monday, as investors contended with S&P’s US credit rating downgrade and the ECB’s Spanish and Italian debt purchase plans.
Markets continued their roller coaster ride Friday but basically ended flat—a useful illustration of recent market action in general and one reason to avoid knee-jerk reactions to uncomfortable volatility.
Understanding and separating the negatives from the positive realities can help guide your investing decisions.
Bond markets have some interesting wisdom to share regarding current weak economy and credit ratings fears.
Debt ceiling dramatics came to a conclusion Tuesday, leaving many frustrated in its wake. Here’s a look around the news at what’s poking that frustration—and largely unnoticed remedies.
Even if Congress passes a debt ceiling extension, don’t expect markets to sound the “all clear.”
With the abundance of news sources today, discerning what’s important and what’s not is more crucial than ever.
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