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What has five years of quantitative easing accomplished?
Did Fed rumors roil India’s currency markets?
The shale boom in action!
Evidence suggests Emerging Markets can hold up just fine once quantitative easing ends.
Spending cuts are often blamed for the UK’s recession, but data suggest regulatory uncertainty plays a much bigger role.
Three timeless lessons from my favorite stake-wielding heroine and her pals.
Separating fact from fiction is an increasingly important skill for investors.
National elections get the most headlines, but local races and ballot measures have just as much impact on everyday life and commerce.
It’s early days, but there is some evidence global trade is staging a comeback.
Forget FOX, MSNBC, CNN, talk radio and all the rest: Everything investors need to know about this election, they can learn from Charlie Brown.
So much for Brexit scaring off investment.
When bad news overwhelms, consider history.
How a trip to the library gutted a certain economic myth.
The record-high current account and Brexit dread were supposed to destroy demand for UK gilts. Someone forgot to tell the market.
As the UK’s steel industry takes another body blow, a look at why tariffs won’t help.
Contrary to Presidential candidates’ and pundits’ claims, a trade war likely would wreak economic havoc.
The ECB offers an antidote to negative rate fears.
There is no such thing as safe yield or risk-free return.
European bank stocks took a pounding, but Lehman comparisons miss the mark.
Investors may be starting to notice central banks’ monetary gimmickry is misguided.
Making sense of doom-and-gloom Brexit warnings.
Rumors of the Fed’s impact on Emerging Markets are greatly exaggerated.
Currency moves just don’t have much influence on trade.
Political rhetoric on China doesn’t overlap much with reality.
The euro gets a bad rap, but it isn’t an economic straitjacket.
What happens when sociological issues and investment intersect?
Happy birthday to the Magna Carta, the rule of law, and property rights!
Corporations aren’t masking weakness with flashy mergers.
“Greece goes all Zambian,” and other misadventures as leaders try to hash out a deal with creditors by month’s end.
Why one freaky statistic shouldn't scare you.
How Saturday Night Live contributed to an economic freak-out.
Once again, headlines read way too much into Fed communications.
Has the Fed become politicized?
The story of three centuries' worth of UK debt shows why today's occasional debt doom-mongering is pretty far-fetched.
Six years into the bull, stocks look set to keep clocking all-time highs.
It's fashionable to say America's economic system needs fixing if we want faster growth, but some simple facts don't support this.
Will the ECB find enough bonds to meet its quantitative easing targets?
Did the Fed just tell you when short-term rates will rise?
The punditry has taken to diagramming central bank chiefs’ sentences to figure out their next move. We do the same to show you why it’s all poppycock.
Some investing lessons from a pub master and a Prime Minister.
The Fed’s shiny new employment indicator isn’t as magical as they make it out to be.
Why are 10-year US Treasury yields down this year?
Korea’s plans to goose business spending by taxing the cash on corporate balance sheets probably won’t work out so well.
Global markets and Argentina had a bad day Thursday, but this coincidence doesn’t mean Argentina’s default is a significant global market risk.
If only the Fed were a lot more boring.
Inflation talk has made a comeback, but that doesn’t mean prices are running away.
Small cap’s historical long-term returns don’t tell the full story.
Why are UK regulators saying, “Let them eat cake”?
Stocks hit an all-time high on Friday—and the news met a rather curious reaction.
Michael Lewis’s latest is proof good guys still exist on Wall Street, but it doesn’t quite capture the complex reality of high frequency trading.
Would a uniform fiduciary standard for brokers and investment advisers reshape the financial services industry for the better?
Can mutual funds and money managers be too big to fail?
Paying for performance isn’t as great as it sounds.
Is growing income inequality an economic and stock market risk, as some say?
Index funds have many fine features, but they can’t help investors fight the biggest stumbling block to long-term success: emotion.
Did the Fed cause an Emerging Markets currency contagion?
How to avoid the same mistakes that caused a member of Congress to get conned out of $18 million by his advisor.
The internet is awash with rumors banks might charge for deposits. What’s a customer to do?
Are the world’s central banks running out of ammo?
Has the dollar lost its status as the world’s reserve currency?
The biggest market risks are those few people notice.
Is the debt ceiling a global economic issue?
Will the debt ceiling make China dump its US Treasury holdings?
Disappointed Q2 GDP wasn’t revised up in the final estimate? Here are 34 numbers demonstrating the US economy is stronger than headline growth rates suggest.
A prominent UK politico has pledged to freeze energy prices if his party wins the 2015 election—something history shows is dangerous for stocks.
Recent foreign policy flubs shouldn’t hurt stocks—they’re just more fuel for the gridlock markets love.
If a picture says 1,000 words, here are 44,000 bullish words.
How should you invest in the Age of Austerity/Stimulus/Uncertainty/Bernanke/Bubbles?
Ongoing events in Syria are a human tragedy, but the longer-term impact on global stocks should be minimal.
Worried this bull market lacks fundamental support? Here are a few dozen reasons to breathe easy.
This bull market should keep running, but not for the reason many seem to think.
Energy firms likely benefit from Mexico’s proposed energy reforms in the long run, but for investors in the here and now, better opportunities likely lie in other sectors.
Forward guidance is all the rage with central banks, but investors following bankers’ words alone tread a perilous path.
Data show recent employment gains aren’t “too slow.”
Pricey gold isn’t a sign of dollar devaluation.
What’s the best way to prevent another catastrophic factory collapse?
If you’ve heard UK demand is forever tapped out, don’t believe it.
Will the weakening yen cause a repeat of 1998’s Asian Contagion?
What can investors glean from two studies making headlines in recent weeks?
As the world mourns Margaret Thatcher, a look at her legacy and the lessons she taught the world.
While we can’t know for sure why Kim Jong Un is talking tougher, evidence strongly suggests he’s building political cover for economic reforms.
Once again, some eurozone officials seem set on forcing a member-state to surrender its competitive advantages.
Cyprus is in trouble because of two big banks’ bad trades—but that doesn’t make efforts to fix “too big to fail” or the Volcker rule any more sensible.
The UK government’s latest regulatory plans threaten press freedom—the lifeblood of any well-functioning democratic, capitalist society.
Germany’s deficit reduction plans are getting some backlash, but more German spending likely isn’t the solution to the eurozone’s troubles.
Hungary's proto-fascist government has once again threatened the rule of law, but EU officials can help restore freedom.
Bank of England Governor Mervyn King’s proposal for RBS is a non-starter—and about four and a half years too late.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive monetary stimulus plans may have some unintended side effects.
The UK announced another new plan to kick-start bank lending. Will it work?
Businesses trying to capitalize on rising Emerging Markets demand can learn from bourbon label Maker’s Mark’s recent misstep.
The EU’s new Financial Transactions Tax is a beast, but will it see the light of day?
Once again, Argentina likely does much more harm than good in its battle against inflation.
In a landmark speech, UK Prime Minister David Cameron drew a blueprint for nations that like the EU’s single market but not its bureaucracy.
The story of how West German capitalism saved Germany's nutcracker industry during the Cold War.
What does the UK government’s in-fighting over press regulation mean for UK markets?
EU leaders may argue over whether Spain should request a bailout, but markets are the ultimate arbiter.
Greece has finally found a sensible way to fix its economy—so why do some in Brussels object?
The British government announced a new plan to boost bank lending and economic growth. Will it work?
Keeping with recent tradition, EU leaders’ latest summit didn’t amount to much.
Were the events of 2008 a financial terrorist attack?
An in-depth look at China’s political infighting.
What to make of the pending Irish referendum on the EU’s new fiscal compact?
France and Germany claim they have a plan to fix the eurozone. Will it work?
Could Hungary’s bailout need save its people from proto-fascist authoritarianism?
An open letter to EU officials.
After a classic parliamentary brawl, South Korea’s National Assembly ratified the US-Korea free trade agreement.
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