Everyone left “emergency” talks happy and optimistic, but don’t hold your breath just yet.
While politics are an input for stocks, bias can exaggerate the degree of importance.
Greek and eurozone leaders said some things and made some plans.
A prominent UK politico has pledged to freeze energy prices if his party wins the 2015 election—something history shows is dangerous for stocks.
While few investors enjoy volatility, it’s commonplace amid bull markets—don’t let short-term swings scare you out of markets.
Ongoing violence in Syria and protests in Turkey have heightened tensions in the Middle East, but history shows these situations, while unfortunate, have fleeting impact on stocks.
Will the weakening yen cause a repeat of 1998’s Asian Contagion?
Hungary's proto-fascist government has once again threatened the rule of law, but EU officials can help restore freedom.
Each day is unique and different from that which preceded it. But the only way that’s clear is through understanding the past.
As election season kicks off, cries it’s different this time are increasingly heard—but is it really all that different?
|The credit cycle can be hazardous if not properly navigated. Those strong enough to endure the downside will be even stronger as the cycle turns—and it is starting to turn.|
|If not on paper, where will we find news and information, particularly concerning investments? An avalanche of content has already moved to "blogs.”|
|Did the newspaper stop arriving at your doorstep? If you live in Denver, Baltimore, Cincinnati, or Albuquerque, a major local newspaper has shut its doors over the last three years. Seattle, Detroit, Mesa, and Flint readers still receive a physical local paper—but only a few days a week. Content is delivered solely online other days. |
|Why today's CEOs are just like sports star free agents.|
|Bill Gates battles Congress on the scariest deficit you've never heard of.|
|On the 50th anniversary of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, we should give thanks for our individual liberties.|
|Punitive and perverse tax structures are punishing California's lower income citizens, and driving precious tax revenue out of the state. |
|It's a bull market folks, and things could scarcely be better for stocks. Never mind this bull market actually began in 2003, now your portfolio is really gaining steam and you've finally taken notice.|
|"If you want to make enemies, try to change something.|
|Wealth disparity is accelerating in the United States.|
|Economic slowdown?!?! Head for the hills! One of the media's favorite reasons to be dour this year has been the incremental slowing of US GDP numbers.||
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