Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Mike Shedlock | August 28, 2015

Reason TV had an excellent interview with Jim Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer on the recent stock market turmoil. Grant says The Fed Turned the Stock Market Into a 'Hall of Mirrors'.

Charles Payne | August 28, 2015

Markets around the world traded higher last night as investors celebrated the thrilling rally into the close of the US markets.

John Ransom | August 28, 2015

One of the things that we ought to have learned from the 2008 financial meltdown was that a growing diversion between financial markets and the economy cannot be sustained over long periods of time. And when I say long periods of time, I'm talking about periods of 10 years or more, not a two-minute Superbowl commercial.

Political Calculations | August 28, 2015

Believe it or not, August is shaping up to be the second best month for dividends in 2015.

Bill Gunderson | August 28, 2015

Discount clothing and home goods retailer TJX Companies (TJX) reported strong results last week, convincingly beating analyst estimates and guiding up both earnings and sales for the full year.

Mark Skousen | August 28, 2015

Over the years, Ive met quite a few friends and relatives who need regular income but are afraid of the stock market, especially when it plunges from time to time (like it did on Monday, Aug. 24). They prefer to invest in income-producing real estate.

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Larry Kudlow | August 27, 2015

Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover.

Dave Ramsey | August 27, 2015

Dear Dave, Why do you say that personal finance is 80 percent behavior? I thought money was more about math and keeping track of things.

Mike Shedlock | August 27, 2015

Was the Surprise Devaluation and Currency War by China two weeks ago an economic tipping point?

Charles Payne | August 27, 2015

It keeps coming down to the last thirty minutes of trading where something keeps going horribly wrong.

John Ransom | August 27, 2015

As the market engages in its first correction since 2011, some market watchers are saying that at least the US economy is healthy.

Political Calculations | August 27, 2015

Based on the outcome of the remarkable volatility of trading in the U.S. stock market on 25 August 2015, our rebaselined model of how stock prices work would say that investors are now fully focused on the first quarter of 2016 as they go about setting stock prices.

Bruce Wiliams | August 27, 2015

DEAR BRUCE: My husband is going on a golf vacation to the United Kingdom. He is under 65 and healthy. Should we purchase travel health insurance for the one week he is there?

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | August 27, 2015

Dear Carrie: I'm turning 65 in a few months and getting close to retiring. My ex is also turning 65, and as far as I know, he's still working. I would like to file for my ex-spouse's Social Security benefits but don't really want to talk to him about it. Does he have to be involved? -- A Reader

Chris Versace | August 27, 2015

So far in this series, I have shared the first nine of 10 questions that you should answer before you decide whether or not to buy a share of stock in a particular company.

Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Dave Ramsey | August 26, 2015

Ive worked in a hospital as a nurse for 10 years. I make good money working long hours. The problem is that it seems to disappear, and Im left trying to stretch those last few dollars to the end of the month.

Mike Shedlock | August 26, 2015

Mohamed El-Erian, former CEO of Pimco spoke with Bloomberg TV's Olivia Sterns and Alix Steel about the selloff in stocks and the implications for Fed policy.

Charles Payne | August 26, 2015

I watched the Asian markets open Monday and, initially, it was down they go. Japan then China and without intervention beyond some capital infusions to money markets, but nothing to prop the market. And, then they began to turn.

Political Calculations | August 26, 2015

A little over two years ago, the suggestion that Larry Summers was likely to be appointed to be put in charge of the Federal Reserve was enough to make the stock market swoon.

Bryan Perry | August 26, 2015

One of the most versatile tools to use to generate income is through covered call writing, or the selling of covered calls on existing positions. In this volatile market, most of what you hear about options is from people buying puts and calls on very short-term directional trades.

Bill Tatro | August 26, 2015

These are random thoughts from a man on the street the day after the DOWs largest roundtrip ever.

Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Mike Shedlock | August 25, 2015

After futile attempts to prop up its stock market bubble, China stood back and did what it should have done in the first place: Let gravity take over.

Charles Payne | August 25, 2015

Raising cash is a good strategy during emotional sell offs. This should be a climatic day, but that doesn't mean a snap back or V shaped reversal per se, but it does mean huge opportunity and amazingly cheap stocks.

Political Calculations | August 25, 2015

USA Today's Matt Krantz considered an interesting premise at 4:59 PM EDT on 21 August 2015, just after the Dow Jones Industrial average lost 531 points and the S&P 500 lost 65: "How low the stock market can go".

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 25, 2015

This century has not been good news for economic liberty in the United States.

Wall Street Daily | August 25, 2015

The Clean Power Plan, recently announced by President Obama, is one of the most far-reaching regulations in the energy sector to date. For the first time, theres a carbon emission ceiling for power plants, backed by the federal government.

Bruce Wiliams | August 25, 2015

DEAR BRUCE: My wife and I have about $15,000 in credit card debt. Do you think it would be a better idea to save some money for a rainy day or take all the available cash each month and put it to the credit cards to get them paid off quicker? -- C.E.

Peter Schiff | August 25, 2015

Fasten your seat belts, this ride is getting interesting. Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 1,000 points, notching its worst weekly performance in four years.

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Edith Lank | August 24, 2015

Good morning, Edith: I have a neighbor who has two large pine trees in his yard. The branches of one of them hang over my yard. Is it his or my responsibility to trim the branches that go over my yard? -- B.

Harvey Mackay | August 24, 2015

Within the past few years, some of the best-known names in American industry have disappeared down the gaping maws of other companies.

Tara Helfman | August 24, 2015

Imagine this. The owner of a small business facing a financially challenging period is forced to take out a loan from her local bank.

Doug Fabian | August 24, 2015

This article will focus on the top-performing U.S. domestic dividend equity fund for the first half of 2015, following our recent series on top international dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs), DFE, DLS and IHDG.