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Amidst chaos in Europe, one man is speaking out

Sep 28, 2011
Alessio Rastani, a self-described financial trader, created an Internet sensation by bluntly stating how bad the crisis really is -- and how people like him hope to benefit from it.
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Kodak strapped for cash, company's future uncertain

Sep 27, 2011
Eastman Kodak's stock has plummeted this week, and the company went to its bankers for $160 million. Problem is, investors didn't realize the situation was so dire.
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Mixing U.S. and global troubles makes dangerous market cocktail

Sep 23, 2011
Markets are once again going haywire this week, after investors were hit with the news of a possible U.S. government shutdown and a slowdown of Chinese growth.
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Market volatility could remain even without euro debt crisis

Sep 23, 2011
The current ups and downs in the market are being explained by the compounding of the European debt crisis with this week's Fed announcements. But markets might not recover even if these issues are solved.
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'Safe haven' commodity prices fall

Sep 23, 2011
Stock prices have been dropping around the globe in response to European and American financial issues. Normally, this would make gold and silver more attractive to investors, so why not this time?
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Target date funds are popular

Sep 20, 2011
One part of the investing universe is growing rapidly: target date funds....
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings

Reports: UBS rogue trader dealt with exchange-traded funds

Sep 16, 2011
A trader at Swiss bank UBS is being accused of losing $2 billion in bad trades. And many fingers are pointing to complicated derivatives called exchange-traded funds.
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What to do with a windfall

Sep 8, 2011
Question: I recently lost my job and was given a severance package that included a payout of a third of my annual salary. Luckily, I was unemployed...
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Treasuries: Risk free or not?

Sep 1, 2011
One of the most important issues in personal finance is whether U.S. Treasuries are still risk-free securities....
Posted In: Investing, Personal Finance

Percent v. dollar

Sep 1, 2011
Question: Why are changes in a stocks price often given in percents instead of dollars? Doesn't a person just really want to know how many dollars...
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