The highly touted deal to solidify Greece’s finances doesn’t look so good in the naked light of day. It’s short on details and long on optimistic assumptions.
StockScouter, MSN Money’s stock-picking tool, identifies companies capable of outperforming the broader market in the weeks ahead.
While the world fixates on Europe, some U.S. states and cities are finding they, too, are overextended and underfunded. Also: Once again, gold is no bubble.
In the cold world of the Street, the ‘smart’ crowd preys upon the ‘dumb’ money. But professionals are prone to greed, overconfidence and a blind faith that it’s different this time.
Responding to last Sunday’s column, many readers wrote to tell me that Occupy Wall Street was about a lot more than taxes.
It most certainly is. At its core it is about the imbalance of political power between the very rich and everyone else. It is about how those at the top of the food chain have used government to privatize gains and soci…
Congress last year enacted temporary changes that allow for a massive estate-tax break through a Roth IRA. As a result, a grandchild could pocket millions, tax-free, over a lifetime.
You may be itching to get in, but tread carefully. Events over the next couple of weeks, including the apparent debt deal in Europe, will offer clues about the market’s direction.
How should the introductory economics text change in response the financial crisis, the recession and the very slow recovery? The question will be discussed at a big economics teachers’ conference in New Orleans this week. I will be there to give a talk on the issue by describing the just released 7th edition of my text with Akila Weerapana of Well…
The doomsayers are out in force, and we do have plenty to worry about. But just how likely are double-dip demons and creepy credit collapses?
The site has scaled back its IPO in response to a weak stock market, executive exits and questions about its accounting and business model. But the debut may still be a tough sell.
Q. I am 62 years old, married and personally earn about $120,000 a year. I am retiring from my company this year, with a pension. Since my income will be greatly reduced now and until age 66, will my Social Security benefits be reduced due to my reduced income in the years between age 62 and 66? —HL, San Antonio
A. Your Social Security benefit…
It’s not always about brand extension. These 6 small websites are pointing consumers to new strategies for buying, selling and trading merchandise.
Consider these market zombies, companies that have basically been written off and now trade for less than the cash they have on hand. Yet some, like Hawaiian Airlines and Heelys, may have life left.
A report from inside the euro crisis says saving Greece will cost much more and take much longer than expected. Politically, that’s not doable, making default likely.
If you could get it for free, wouldn’t you? Jeff Yeager shows us where the deals are online.
Europe remains stuck as it faces problems that only money printing will solve. And that ‘solution’ will only delay the day of reckoning.
Allow me to introduce some real data into a popular sound bite: the bottom 99 percent versus the top 1 percent.
Everyone likes a tax paid by someone else. So it’s not surprising that 99 percent of us would rather the other 1 percent paid more taxes. Before proceeding, however, it might be useful to ask a few questions, like:
How much can …
As the costs of producing oil grow and the places to hunt for new reserves shrink, Big Oil is willing to pay more for oil and gas resources. Investors, take note.
The anger is intense, and the big banks deserve much of the blame for the economic mess we’re in. But the problems that bringing them down would cause are the last thing we need.
Anyone providing capital — via investments in stocks, funds or retirement plans — is getting a raw deal from the Street of Shame.