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The stock market’s wild trading recently has raised the specter of a bear market emerging from hibernation. That means it’s time for investors conditioned to buy all declines to be mindful of the “value trap” — a declining stock,...
September 1, 2015 Personal beliefs don't belong in your retirement accountSource: MarketWatxh
When investors utilize SRI and other emotionally charged strategies, they do more harm than good because those strategies lack the following attributes:
Source: The Guardian
Like children clinging to their parents, stock market traders turned to their central banks last week as they sought protection from the frightening economic figures coming out of China. Surely, they asked, the central banks...
August 31, 2015 Why I Wouldn't Short Berkshire HathawaySource: Fox Business
In times like these,with the markets swinging wildly and lower, it's tempting to bet against large companies with broad exposure to the economy at home and abroad. Collapsing oil prices are having a trickle-down effect through...
August 31, 2015 3 reasons markets lost faith in China’s economy, at a glanceSource: Washington Post
For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of 2008. But investors...
August 27, 2015 Bruising sell-off tests market faith in central banksSource: Reuters UK
A bruising 48-hour sell-off in global stocks driven by fears of slowing growth has rocked market confidence in central bankers' ability to fight deflation, restore economic health and keep a six-year-old bull run going.
August 26, 2015 Regan: Markets' wild ride to get even bumpierSource: USA Today
After more than six years of a Fed-induced sugar high, Wall Street is waking up to the realization that stocks are too richly valued.
August 26, 2015 Prowling bear won't maul U.S. stocks: Wall StreetSource: USA Today
One-thousand-point daily drops for the Dow. The first 10% correction for the broad U.S. stock market in four years. Fear and panic on the rise on Wall Street. Is a dreaded bear market, or drop of 20%, next?
August 26, 2015 Political Risks May Foil Economic Reform in ChinaSource: NY Times
Can China pull it off? A couple of weeks ago, the International Monetary Fund told the world that China was essentially doing O.K. It is “transitioning to a new normal,” the I.M.F. said in its regular economic assessment, toward...
August 26, 2015 World sinks deep into recession: Opposing viewSource: USA Today
When commodity prices began collapsing in mid-July, Wall Street blamed rising expectations that the Federal Reserve would boost interest rates by year’s end. And, because commodities are traded in U.S. dollars, it would become...
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