Each year, in January, April, July, and October, most publicly-traded companies announce their corporate earnings results. These announcements can have a dramatic effect on companies’ share prices – and markets – especially when companie... view full article >>
One of these things is not like the other… If you find yourself humming that old Sesame Street standard when you think about financial markets and world economies, you’re probably not alone.
To the consternation of many, the Dow Jones In... view full article >>
On July 1, the interest rate on new federal subsidized Stafford Loans for undergraduate students doubled--from 3.4% to 6.8%. This increase brings the interest rate on subsidized Stafford Loans in line with the rate on unsubsidized Stafford Loans, which wa... view full article >>
The second quarter offered a level of drama often found in homes with teenagers.
When investors realized their good friend, quantitative easing, might have an earlier-than-expected curfew, they threw a hissy fit that resounded through global markets. The... view full article >>
Ironically, good news for the economy translated into bad news for investors after the Fed provided its blueprint for winding down the quantitative easing efforts that have benefitted financial markets in recent years. Until mid-May, equities seemed unsto... view full article >>