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Average Americans hang tight through market swings

Aug 17, 2011
LA Times Consumer Columnist David Lazarus breaks down how Americans have reacted to the market fluctuations and whether the downturn in 2008 changed the way we view volatility.
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The joys of repetition

Aug 15, 2011
Why this Monday is (and isn't) different than last Monday (and all Mondays before it)
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The state of the U.S. bond market

Aug 12, 2011
The markets have been going back and forth since news of the S&P downgrade, but is U.S. credit really in bad shape?
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Time to panic--Not

Aug 12, 2011
Crazy. Wild. Exhausting. Confusing. What's your favorite word for describing the stock market's volatility? Bloomberg estimates that some $6.8...
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Why the rich are investing in 'family offices'

Aug 8, 2011
A 'family office' is an investment vehicle that deals with the money of a single family, allowing the wealthy investors to avoid a lot of disclosure and regulation
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What's a bond, a Treasury, a T-bill?

Aug 6, 2011
With news of the U.S. debt downgrade, it's time to get a basic explanation of the bond market
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Investing, just a couple bucks at a time

Aug 5, 2011
A personal finance expert dispels the myth that you need thousands of dollars to start investing. She shares tips on how to build your investments starting with only $50.
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Investors lose faith in recovery

Aug 5, 2011
During this week's rout, $2.5 trillion in value has evaporated from global balance sheets. And economists say the panic was prompted by politics -- not economics.
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Thoughts on the global market bust

Aug 4, 2011
There's more than a whiff of market panic in the air. Still, the underlying concerns about a slowing global economy are real....
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Economic growth stalls, with few hopeful signs

Jul 29, 2011
U.S. growth figures out today reinforce the sluggish pace of the U.S. recovery, but it's not all bad according to economic Chris Low of FTN Financial. Weekly jobless claims, which can be used to measure layoffs, have improved since July.
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