Oct 23, 2012 It’s fast and furious, and highly controversial. High-frequency trading is the computer–based buying and selling of shares within fractions of a milli-second. A new study just out in Britain suggests this kind of trading is mostly beneficial.
Oct 19, 2012 The markets tumbled Friday, but the declines were nothing compared to the Black Monday crash of Oct. 19, 1987. The Dow Jones shed 22 percent -- the equivalent of a 3,000-point drop today.
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 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.
Sep 18, 2012 When oil prices fell sharply, the search for an explanation became almost as big a story as the slide itself. Unexplained fluctuations in markets have begun to reveal the anxiety left behind by 2008's financial crisis.
Sep 27, 2012 The personal computer is dead, and more on the future of tech from New York City
Aug 28, 2012 Marketplace's senior producer of personal finance breaks down economics plainly and simply in his new book, "Man vs. Markets."
Aug 27, 2012 Will the "Lance" brand survive? Usually August means panic on the stock market, but this year we've seen the S&P 500 hit a four-year high and Apple stock rocket to over $670 a share. Have we bucked the trend? And an analyst has a model that predicts an Obama victory in November.