Apr 1, 2015
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke started blogging this week. Insights from the former Fed chair can offer insights into how his handpicked successor will be reacting to the economy. Bernanke's blog can also help us understand the relationship between the economy and the markets.
Mar 27, 2015
Investors often worry about a stock market crash and some take action to avoid the expected decline. There are at least two ways to protect your net worth from a crash.
Mar 25, 2015
Tax refunds are an important part of many family budgets. Millions of American households plan on receiving checks from the IRS every spring that they use for catching up on bills or once-a-year splurges. This year, Obamacare is leading to surprises at tax time.
Mar 20, 2015
Patience is no longer considered to be among the Federal Reserve's virtues after the Fed dropped the word "patient" from the widely watch statement about this week's meeting.
Mar 18, 2015
Like the magician's assistant, Michael Lewis is busily misdirecting the attention of his audience to be sure no one learns how the magic happens.
Mar 13, 2015
Retail sales fell 0.6 percent in February from January. This fact was featured in a number of headlines as if the news was unexpected. Retail sales actually fall in this report approximately 30 percent of the time.
Mar 11, 2015
Six years ago, the bull market in stocks kicked off. At the time, few analysts expected the bull to last long since the economy was suffering its worst crisis since the Great Depression.
Mar 6, 2015
Currencies are different than stocks are and that means the chances of a dollar crash are nearly impossible in the current environment.