Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Edith Lank | April 19, 2015

Doug Fabian | April 19, 2015

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a great way to gain exposure to international assets and companies without having to pay big fees or jump through hoops for the privilege of owning foreign securities.

Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Larry Kudlow | April 18, 2015

When John F. Kennedy was elected president he surprised both Democrats and Republicans with a bold tax-cutting plan to solve the problem of a moribund economy.

Charles Payne | April 18, 2015

It was a dull day for the broad market, but there were individual winners. A resurgence of the initial public offering (IPO) market was relatively quiet, save for the high- profile debut of Box Inc. (BOX) and Shake Shack (SHAK). And until this week, with SHAK soaring, both IPOs were seen as a cautionary tale that buttresses the notion that 2014 was the top.

Jeff Crouere | April 18, 2015

This was the horrible week in which millions of Americans paid their taxes to the ever increasing and intrusive federal government.

Nick Sorrentino | April 18, 2015

The central banks dont like that cash makes it hard to cut rates to below zero. 0% is pretty much as far as they can go (though there are exceptions such as in Denmark.)

Mark Skousen | April 18, 2015

I had the misfortune of spending time in Dallas this past weekend, which meant flying in and out of the infamous Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Can you imagine an airport bigger than the size of Manhattan? Yes, its true 27 acres.

Doug Fabian | April 18, 2015

Markets began the week with a sense of optimism about the potential for strong bank earnings and a continuation of upside in emerging markets such as China.

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Political Calculations | April 17, 2015

Last week, we featured a number of what we'll call "statistical equilibrium charts" showing the negative break in trend for new jobless claims in the eight states where domestic U.S. oil production has surged in recent years.

Charles Payne | April 17, 2015

The housing data will roll in again and it could reveal much more about the economy than the jobs report. There are interesting dynamics, such as the young adults who settle with paying rent, while putting off ownership. And for those looking to own, theres a growing appetite for new homes.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 17, 2015

Whats Americas main fiscal policy challenge, particularly in the long run?

Mark Skousen | April 17, 2015

Walmart and McDonalds recently have raised wages to $9 an hour or more, substantially higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

Nick Sorrentino | April 17, 2015

Word is that Al Sharpton is holding a hunger strike to protest the fact that the Senate wont move on the Lorretta Lynch AG nomination.

Ralph Benko | April 17, 2015

From Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Senator Rand Paul declared his candidacy for the presidency. The run-up had all the pageantry now associated with such affairs: prayers, recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance, a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, and well-produced campaign videos galore.

Chris Versace | April 17, 2015

The Growth & Dividend Report know that weve been able to book some stellar gains during the last few years by looking at the world through PowerTrend eyes.

D. Brady Nelson | April 17, 2015

A new term has appeared out there in the digital ether (and is starting to make the rounds) to describe the economic malaise that too many Americans have been suffering through under President Obamas watch. It is the personal burden formula, or PBF for short.

Jim Woods | April 17, 2015

When Nicholas Vardy, The Global Guru, asks you to write a guest column, one of the first things that comes to mind is Europe. Why Europe? Well, thats where he spends much of his time hobnobbing with Londons financial elite and, from a money-flow standpoint, Europe is where the real action is taking place right now.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Mike Shedlock | April 16, 2015

Citibank's Global Chief Economist Willem Buiter is another in a line of economic idiots (sorry, but no other word is more accurate) who call for abolishing cash and taxing deposits. Read more at

Charles Payne | April 16, 2015

On tax day, I know many Americans who live in the richest nation in the world who are poor, ailing, and in many cases, ignorant to why they're being shut out from all the luxury of the world.

Peter Schiff | April 16, 2015

Although China's economy has been leading the world in annualized growth since the days that mobile phones had retractable antennas, there have always been some aspects of the country's commercial and financial system that loudly broadcast the underlying illogic of a Communist Party's firm control of burgeoning capitalism.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 16, 2015

I realize its tax week and I should be condemning our convoluted tax code and oppressive IRS.

D.W. Wilber | April 16, 2015

Announcing his retirement at the end of his current term in the United States Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid will depart a senate that he has played a major part in turning into the most polarized and ineffective branch of government in U.S. history.

Bill Tatro | April 15, 2015

Most people when asked about their understanding of economics will appear to have a glaze that spreads over their eyes. Such things as the Theory of Income Determination, Price Functioning, Interest and Capital and The Theory of Growth are as alien to most as an African speaking Swahili.

Neil McCabe | April 15, 2015

As Congress gets back to work, Capitol Hill conservatives are anxious about the anxious about the out-in-the-open partnership between retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R.-S.C.) to ban web-based gambling.

Dr. Ben Carson | April 15, 2015

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Action Network's (NAN) 17th annual national convention in New York City. NAN is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the United States. It was founded in 1991 by the Rev. Al Sharpton to "promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender."

Nicholas Vardy | April 15, 2015

When Nicholas Vardy, The Global Guru, asks you to write a guest column, one of the first things that comes to mind is Europe. Why Europe? Well, thats where he spends much of his time hobnobbing with Londons financial elite and, from a money-flow standpoint, Europe is where the real action is taking place right now.

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Dave Ramsey | April 14, 2015

My husband and I are 28 years old. Were completely debt-free, and we each have great jobs. We dont talk a lot about this kind of stuff, because weve found it causes other people to treat us differently. We realize how incredibly blessed we have been, so we always try to give God the credit, save, tithe and give regularly, and not brag about these things. How would you recommend handling a situation like ours?

Mike Shedlock | April 14, 2015

Greece is threatening to withhold payments to the IMF in in May and June. This time it does not sound like a bluff. And if it's not a bluff, we will finally know precisely when midnight occurs.

Ralph Benko | April 14, 2015

"It's the economy, stupid!" The weirdest thing about the onrushing 2016 presidential cycle is the scarcity of a GOP economic growth theme.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 14, 2015

Whats the Laffer Curve? Its the simple, common-sense observation that theres not a linear relationship between tax rates and tax revenue.

Bryan Perry | April 14, 2015

Todays notable market participants and the media alike are fixated on a few central themes that have painted the investing landscape for most of 2015.

D.W. Wilber | April 14, 2015

With the four conservative justices and the so-called swing vote justice entering the latter stages of their golden years, the next president very likely will be appointing three, maybe four justices to replace those vacancies that arise on the Supreme Court during the next administration.

Peter Morici | April 14, 2015

Politicians have manipulated the income tax to salve voter angst about fairness but in the process are destroying the work ethic and corrupting public judgement about the appropriate limits of government

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

D.W. Wilber | April 13, 2015

Is America ready for a woman president? Absolutely, ask most anyone and theyll say that a woman is just as capable as any man of leading this nation, perhaps even leading it back to the greatness it once was before the mistake of the last six years.

Shawn Mitchell | April 13, 2015

More philosophy from my Facebook. The last item might be the most provocative.

D.W. Wilber | April 13, 2015

Face it, our elections are decided by stupid people. Far too many American voters are absolutely clueless about the political issues facing the country, or of the consequences of the votes they cast.

Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Edith Lank | April 12, 2015

Doug Fabian | April 12, 2015

The word core in the name of this ETF is intended to suggest that mid-cap stocks form the core of an investment portfolio and should be held for long periods of time to secure profits from their slower but often strong growth. Some investors will have heard of certain mid-cap companies, though many are far from household names. The mid-cap businesses are established enough to have less risk of big share-price drops than small stocks do.

Mark Skousen | April 12, 2015

I have been living in Southern California for the past four months and have witnessed firsthand the results of one of the worst droughts in history. With little rain, California is dependent on reservoirs and out-of-state sources to provide the water needs of California consumers, business and agriculture.