Dec 19, 2014
In 1998, Russia's financial woes triggered a stock market crash, and many investors are worried that we could see a repeat of that scenario. However, this time is different and Russia is unlikely to be the cause of a crash in 2015.
Dec 17, 2014
Shale oil production is being blamed for this year's collapse in oil prices. Technology created the boom in shale production and technology is likely to adapt to the low-price environment. Advances in technology could also open the next frontiers in shale oil.
Dec 12, 2014
Regulators in Washington seem to have forgotten about the subprime mortgage crisis. It was just a few years ago when mortgages based on little if any documentation contributed to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Dec 10, 2014
Low oil prices should boost economic growth in China, helping that country achieve GDP growth of 7 to 7.5 percent.
Dec 5, 2014
Economic data continue to be bullish even as the headlines remain bearish. In many ways, we are in the midst of a typical bull market where stock prices climb a wall of worry.
Dec 3, 2014
Every trend in the markets tends to continue until it has gone too far. Oil prices offer an excellent example of this idea.
Nov 25, 2014
Day to day, small moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average are impossible to predict. There’s no way to know whether the next 10-point move will be higher or lower.
Nov 21, 2014
Many families have enjoyed a ham dinner on Christmas Day for generations. This year, that ham dinner will be a test of economic theory.