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Recovery hits home prices

Jan 29, 2013
The latest home price numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Index show the strongest year-over-year growth since 2006.
Posted In: home prices, stock market

Dow, S&P at five-year high; VIX drops to five-year low

Jan 22, 2013
Two of the major stock indices closed at five-year highs today, while the CBOE Volatility Index drops to its lowest since April 2007.
Posted In: Dow, S&P, market volatility, VIX, stock market

End of the year earnings: Has the buck finally stopped?

Jan 8, 2013
Corporate earnings season is here again. The first reports arrive today, starting with the aluminum company Alcoa. Analysts are bracing for a slew of lackluster numbers.
Posted In: Earnings, Alcoa, stock market

Moutai shares tumble in China after goverment restriction

Dec 25, 2012
Distillery stocks in China tumble this week after the government announced a ban on high priced spirits at state events.
Posted In: alcohol, China, Xi Jinping, stock market

Private companies stand apart from stagnant stock market

Dec 20, 2012
Throughout all of this fiscal cliff back and forth, the stock market has reflected a certain stoicism from corporate America: Not much movement at all. But the stock market leaves out a huge chunk of our economy: Private companies.
Posted In: stock market

British opera finds harmony in financial world

Dec 5, 2012
A British academic and banker have composed an opera that highlights the harmonies they find in the world of finance , which some view as a place of turbulence.
Posted In: opera, stock market, Entertainment, London

Are stocks still the best investment option?

Nov 13, 2012
The 2008 stock market crash sent folks walking away from Wall Street. Even today, an air of fear still holds some from re-entering the market. Have investors come around?
Posted In: Investing, investors, stock market

Political uncertainty continues to hang over markets

Nov 8, 2012
Following Tuesday's election, the markets took a plunge. The major stock indexes all fell nearly 2.5 percent -- the biggest sell-off of the year.
Posted In: 2012 election, fiscal cliff, stock market

Markets await election result

Nov 5, 2012
The election won't instantly resolve all economic uncertainty, but companies and investors will finally know whose vision will set the economic agenda.
Posted In: 2012 election, stock market, fiscal cliff

Stocks: A safe bet for investors?

Nov 1, 2012
Despite the impending fiscal cliff, slowing global economy, and a weak domestic jobs market, the stock market is still going strong -- outperforming U.S treasuries, corporate bonds, and commodities.
Posted In: Money Matters, stock market, 2012 election

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