Sometime this year, you may have the opportunity to experience an event that’s even more rare than a lunar or solar eclipse – an economic eclipse. The United States has had the world’s largest economy since we surpassed Britain back in 1872, but our ec... view full article >>
Newton’s third law says for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Since things became tense between Ukraine and Russia, we’ve been getting a primer on the relative strength of diplomatic, economic, financial, and military actions and re... view full article >>
"Donetsk is a British city! God Save the Queen." In a parody worthy of The Onion, an online poll suggested citizens of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk would like to secede and join Britain. The city, which was founded by Welsh steel worker John Hughes in... view full article >>
If you’re feeling whiplashed from the mid-week collision of good and bad economic news, you’re not alone.
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes were released and investors were reassured by what they r... view full article >>
The first quarter of 2014 offered up all the excitement and chills of a thriller. First, stock markets careened like runaway mining cars during January. Next, in her first press conference as new Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen implied the Fed... view full article >>
Whether it’s good news or bad news, it is often surprising how investors and markets react. Last week, Russia annexed Crimea and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained about 1.4 percent.
This week, U.S. investors had the chance to bask in the g... view full article >>