Americans love their small businesses for so many reasons, including the fact that more Americans work for them than the large behemoths. Although we see positivity in small businesses, we see negativity in banks and on Wall Street.
For a long time, investors were told that the announcement of the end of Quantitative Easing (QE) would trigger a collapse in stocks... Of course, this never happened.
The market has started to spin its wheels and that makes people nervous.
I want to revisit the news and a few things that were lost in all the Fed hoopla earlier this week. The Consumer Confidence measured by the conference board missed consensus estimates, but the devilish details are even more worrisome.
There is much more to the market and investing. The truth is, there is a large pool of money that only takes its cue from money printing.
While the other indices recovered to new highs by 2007, this will be the first time NASDAQ has been close.
There was a lot of news out last week, but perhaps the biggest news came from Wal-Mart when they lifted the wages for starting employees and other management levels.
Call it a sign of the times, but according to a Twitter survey the percentage of respondents giving up swearing for Lent plummeted this year. It's a lot easier to give up chocolate and that speaks volumes because we love chocolate. Let's face it this is a frustration country.
Once known for its determination in war as told in the Iliad, Greece is fighting a battle in which it will lose, no matter the outcome.
Its early, but no matter what happens around the world, or in the stock market, Im confident in saying that 2015 will go down as the year of Cybercrime.
In the making of a counter-cultural hero, in an era of failed responsibility and in an era of passing the buck, a new superstar has been found.
There are differences between investing for 5 years versus 20 years, and investing with or against the Politically Correct (PC) crowd.
How many people squander money each day and say they cannot change their lot in life?
President Obamas pledge to double American exports by the end of 2015 is going to come up short despite surges in oil and autos.
In a rebuke to the notion that all Islam is radical or built on a foundation of evil conquest, President Obama threw Christianity, Europeans and America under the bus.
The market was on the cusp of a major move higher after seesawing back and forth before tripping over news out of Europe where the game of chicken between Greece and lenders moved closer to the edge of a cliff.
The selling of victimization must always go hand in hand with the selling of the victimizer. And the latter is always the 1 percent.
Monday morning's report on personal income and spending was something of a shocker. And while it didn't hurt equity futures at the time, it was a mixed bag, which speaks to the consumers state of mind.
Austerity American-style; is it too early to change the course? Obama wants to ditch sequestration, and he will use the typical talking points.
Commercial crude oil inventory surged, coming in at almost 9 million barrels or 100% higher than anticipated. How much longer can we call this a story of supply, and not a hint at a flagging demand from a flaccid economy?
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