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The ABCs of the S&P...

Jun 3, 2005
Why are market indexes important? And what exactly do the indexes indicate? This week, we look at the movers and shakers of Wall Street's benchmarks -- the S&P 500, the Wilshire 5000, and the Russell 3000. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: No Inflation

May 27, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: Chris explains the conundrum behind long-term interest rates.
Posted In: Economy

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Reeling in the Realtors

May 14, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the 'Straight Story.' This week: buying and selling homes is big business, but anti-trust regulators think some folks may be unfairly dominating the market. Chris sides with the Feds.
Posted In: Economy

The "Buzzword": Pump and Dump

May 6, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "PUMP AND DUMP." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on saving for retirement on a small budget, investing in a rising interest rate environment, and opening up an overseas bank account.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Retirement

The "Buzzword": Open Outcry

Apr 29, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Open Outcry." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

The "Buzzword": Core Rate

Apr 22, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Core Rate." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: The "S" Word -- Stagflation

Apr 22, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: Wall Street's abuzz over the "s" word. Chris cuts through the stagflation hype.
Posted In: Economy

The Dow Days of the Economy

Apr 22, 2005
The markets had a rough time last week, but the Dow is certainly not the economy and the economy is not the Dow. So how does each influence the other? Mesirow Financial chief economist Diane Swonk gives Kai a rundown of the current economic picture.
Posted In: Economy

What Lies Beneath: Deciphering an Earnings Statement

Apr 16, 2005
How do you decide when to buy a stock? When to sell? One way: read the company’s earning statement. And there’s no better time. With earning season in full swing, you’ll have access to lots of reports…from companies like Apple, General Motors, and Bank of America. But what answers lie beneath all those numbers? Investors.com’s Ken Shreve breaks down an actual earnings statement.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

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