Oct 8, 2012 After a brief uptick, the percent of households owning stock is back down to where it was at the start of the financial crisis, according to new numbers from the Investment Company Institute.
Sep 26, 2012 We’re getting another pulse check on housing later this morning. The numbers on new home sales for August come out today, and they’re expected to be pretty good. How does an uptick in housing affect the job market? Turns out, they are pretty closely linked.
Sep 24, 2012 We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the economy and the stock market are not one and the same. The performance of the economy under a president is open to wide interpretation. The stock market, on the hand... Well, we can measure that.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 21, 2012 Everybody knows that Apple is big enough to move markets. This year, that’s been a boon -- but what if the iPhone 5 falters?
Heidi N. Moore
Oct 30, 2012 When the moon is in the seventh house, what’s a Wall Street trader to do? Pay some $300 for a financial astrology newsletter -- to go with stock charts.
Aug 8, 2012 Rising home prices contribute to profits for the bailed-out mortgage lenders. Higher home prices should help the real estate market and homebuyers, too.
Heidi N. Moore
Aug 2, 2012 Knight Capital’s faulty software sent trading haywire and could sink the brokerage firm. Is technology helping or hurting investor confidence?
Jun 12, 2012 Machines -- they do such a good job cleaning your dishes, but what about running your stock market? In his new book, Dark Pools, Scott Patterson says that technology on Wall Street has left regulators mystified.
May 2, 2012 The Dow closed near its highest level in about four years yesterday, but how can that be when there are so many other economic indicators recently that don’t look so great?