Sep 24, 2014
September is shaping up as a tough month for commodity bulls. Spot gold prices have dropped almost 6 percent since Labor Day weekend. The yellow metal touched an eight-month low last Friday.
Sep 17, 2014
The United States has the world's most vibrant financial markets because of our fair disclosure and rule of law. Yes, public companies always try to put their best foot forward, but you can usually discern the full story from their independent audits and SEC filings.
Sep 10, 2014
If you watched one of the major broadcast TV networks last night, I'll give 50 percent odds that you are age 54 or older. That's the median age of people who tune in to network shows, according to research published in the Washington Post.
Sep 3, 2014
Vladimir Putin may have just handed American bankers their next bailout opportunity. Alleged Russian hack attacks on JPMorgan Chase (JPM) are giving bankers the excuse they need to demand yet more of your tax dollars.
Aug 27, 2014
Investors obsess over the stock market. Will it go up or down? When is the next crash coming?
Aug 20, 2014
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a storied institution with an excellent faculty, but at least one of them is also a second-rate swindler. His "research" proved that wealthy, intelligent people make dumb decisions just like regular folks.
Aug 13, 2014
Modern banking is a giant confidence game. Banks accept cash from depositors, then lend the money to borrowers, while simultaneously promising the depositor instant access to their cash. This would be fraud in any other context. For banks, it's routine business.
Aug 6, 2014
Whatever you think about Edward Snowden, there is no doubt his revelations from inside the National Security Agency (NSA) rocked the technology sector. The consequences are still unfolding more than a year later , and a new independent report says much more is coming.