Josh Brown is a New York City-based financial adviser at Fusion Analytics. He helps people invest and manage portfolios for them. Josh's clients range from individuals to corporations to retirement plans to charitable foundations. He is also the author of The Reformed Broker, one of the top 10 financial blogs in the United States.

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Features by Josh Brown

Good and bad signs for the U.S. housing market

It is one step forward, one step back for the housing market. The mortgage bankers association says this morning applications for home mortgages were up 3.3 percent last week but demand for refinancing dropped for the sixth straight week.
Posted In: Housing, construction, home

Banks pass stress tests, Goldman fails an employee review

Big U.S. banks passed a round of stress tests conducted by the Fed. Meanwhile, one former Goldman Sachs employee is speaking out on the corporate culture there, which he claims leaves much to be desired.
Posted In: stress tests, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street

Will U.S. jobs numbers continue to improve?

The payroll processing company ADP said this morning that the private sector added 216,000 jobs last month, that beat expectations.
Posted In: Jobs

Payroll tax extension, Greek news won't make huge impact

News out of the U.S. and Europe today could mean more spending at home and more debt problems in Greece. But Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics says neither piece of news will make a huge difference in the markets.
Posted In: payroll tax, Greece

A little risk in the portfolio could be worth it

The markets will always have their ups and downs, but Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics thinks the best way to prepare for a long retirement is to keep a little risk in your portfolio, especially as markets are looking up.
Posted In: stock market, Retirement, stocks

Federal prosecutors target former Credit Suisse traders

Prosecutors are expected to file criminal charges against traders from Credit Suisse for inflating the value of mortgage bonds back in 2008. Why it has taken so long for these charges to be filed?
Posted In: Credit Suisse, legal, financial crisis

Long-term manufacturing decline hard to reverse

President Obama announced that he hoped to start bringing manufacturing jobs back to our shores. But we might never again reach the peak of the 1940's.
Posted In: manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

Why businesses care about SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act will most likely not pass in its current form in Congress. But why do businesses want -- or not want -- it to make it?
Posted In: technology, SOPA

The economic impact of presidents, past and future

Last night, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said that President Obama would like to turn the U.S. into a social welfare state. But even if he wanted to, how much impact does a president have on the economy anyway?
Posted In: politics, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Yahoo names former PayPal head as new CEO

Yahoo has a new CEO -- Scott Thompson -- current head of eBay's online payment system, PayPal. Thompson replaces Carol Bartz, who was fired from Yahoo in September.
Posted In: Yahoo, ceo

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