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.
Posted In: Housing, construction, home
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: stress tests, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street
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: Jobs
The payroll processing company ADP said this morning that the private sector added 216,000 jobs last month, that beat expectations.
Posted In: payroll tax, Greece
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: stock market, Retirement, stocks
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: Credit Suisse, legal, financial crisis
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: manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama
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: technology, 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: politics, Mitt Romney, 2012 election
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: Yahoo, 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.