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A bedside vigil for the S&P 500?

Dec 28, 2011
For a quiet week on the markets, there was still enough going on the global headlines to bring things down.
Posted In: Wall Street, markets, S&P 500 index

The feel good factor

Dec 20, 2011
A surprisingly successful Spanish bond sale and news of an increase in new home construction spurred markets to rally today.
Posted In: spain, markets, bonds

The economy, then and now

Dec 9, 2011
Long-time L.A. Times financial columnist Tom Petruno shares what he has learned about economics and personal finance in his 30-plus years covering the markets.
Posted In: markets

Strong central government in Europe could force spending cuts

Nov 28, 2011
'Germans first and Europeans second' might no longer fly as tensions increase in the European debt crisis.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, markets

'Calmest' 300-point selloff on Wall Street today

Sep 9, 2011
This final note on the way out, just to get back to that idea that the legacy of September 11th fundamentally isn't about economics or money....
Posted In: markets, Wall Street

Compare and Contrast: Do the Markets Dictate Government Policy?

Aug 22, 2011
The markets are from Mars, and politicians are from Venus. The markets want more government stimulus. Governments just want to pay the debts the...
Posted In: eurobond, markets, The Breakdown: Markets, Wall Street

U.S. Downgrade: The First Wall Street Analyst Reactions

Aug 7, 2011
If you're having a good weekend, you're a person who doesn't have any money in the markets. For everyone else, this is a weekend of looking for a...
Posted In: downgrade, markets, S&P, Wall Street

Rambus: A Flash Crash in Action

May 13, 2011
It's been a year since the flash crash that tested the faith of investors . Many wondered whether stock exchanges have any power at all to prevent...
Posted In: markets, Wall Street

Dow closes up nearly 900 points

Oct 28, 2008
Consumer confidence hits an all-time low and today's Dow reacts by ... hitting the second-highest point gain ever. Analysts contacted by the...
Posted In: Dow, financial crisis, markets

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