stock market


A man explains the stock market's recent fluctuations on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last Wednesday in New York City, the third day in a row the NYSE had invoked Rule 48.

When markets are turbulent, it's time for Rule 48

Sep 1, 2015
This obscure little element of the NYSE playbook helps take the stress out of trading
Posted In: stock market, NYSE, rule 48

Just how strong are those fundamentals?

Aug 27, 2015
Even though the markets are roiled, the U.S. economy is solid. Right?
Posted In: stock market, GDP, U.S. economy

How volatile is the market? Let's consult the VIX

Aug 26, 2015
We ask Robert Whaley, the father of the index, what all that 'noise' is about.
Posted In: VIX, stock market, market volatility

No, the economy is not like a roller coaster

Aug 26, 2015
Comedian and Buzzfeed writer Sam Weiner on stopping the simile in its tracks.
Posted In: stock market, economic downturn, crash
A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows market numbers towards the close of the day on Monday in New York City. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly dropped over 1,000 points in Monday morning trading.

Getting caught up in Wall Street's safety nets

Aug 26, 2015
Volatility puts safeguards to the test.
Posted In: stock market, circuit breakers, rule 48, retail investors
The Apple logo hangs on the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue on August 5, 2015 in New York City.

Apple, iPhone and the Chinese economy

Aug 26, 2015
Call it 'Sinodependency.'
Posted In: apple, China, stock market, Economy

When markets go nuts, financial advisers get emailing

Aug 26, 2015
The overall message is resounding: keep calm, don't sell.
Posted In: Investing, stock market, financial advice
A trader is reflected in a market screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. Following a day of steep drops in global markets, the Dow Jones industrial average rallied early in the day only to fall more than 200 points

It's a contraction, not another Great Recession

Aug 25, 2015
Remember the epic fails of automakers, banks and mortgages all at once?
Posted In: stock market, Great Recession, China, US economy
A man stands in front of an electronic board displaying financial information in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Hong Kong shares closed 0.72 percent higher on August 25, clawing back early losses after a slump in Chinese shares left global equity markets trembling

China's struggle for a free (stock) market

Aug 25, 2015
The government's hand is quite visible at the Shanghai exchange.
Posted In: Shanghai, stock market, China, Chinese economy

Tech stocks were on sale yesterday — and people bought

Aug 25, 2015
Black Monday became Black Friday, with high-profile shares on sale.
Posted In: tech stocks, stock market, Black Monday