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  • What should I do now?

    After Ben Bernanke hinted in May that the Federal Reserve will probably slow down its bond buying, both the stock and bond market suffered major losses. Even gold and other commodities fell significantly in value. The stock market has recovered, but...
  • The Golden Rule

    Gold just completed its worst quarter since the start of modern gold trading in the '70s. The yellow metal tumbled 23 percent on the quarter to $1,223 an ounce and closed out the first half of the year down 30 percent. I wouldn't normally write about...
  • Fiscal cliff notes

    The fiscal cliff is now front and center in the national consciousness, and with Thanksgiving behind us, the time is right to help you further understand what is at stake for you and your pocketbook. The cliff refers to the combination of tax increases...
  • Bernanke says unemployment hasn't improved enough to slow stimulus

    Bernanke says unemployment hasn't improved enough to slow stimulus
    WASHINGTON -- Despite improvement in the labor market over the last year, central bank policymakers were not confident enough yet that the economy could handle a reduction in a key stimulus program to move ahead with a pullback this month, Federal Reserve...
  • Obama suggests he won't renominate Ben Bernanke as Fed chair

    Obama suggests he won't renominate Ben Bernanke as Fed chair
    President Obama suggested he might not renominate Ben S. Bernanke for a third term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, saying the central bank chief has already stayed in the job longer than originally planned. In a PBS interview that aired late Monday,...
  • Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday

    Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- A difficult task awaits Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke when he faces the TV cameras Wednesday in his quarterly news conference. He has to try to reassure investors, analysts and politicians that the central bank has a plan for...
  • Era of falling interest rates appears to be over

    Era of falling interest rates appears to be over
    For all the mixed messages from the Fed and the uncertainty that has roiled financial markets recently, one thing looks very clear: The era of declining interest rates is over. After three decades in which borrowing costs for Americans have pretty...
  • Mortgages: 30-year fixed rate has jumped a point since early May

    Mortgages: 30-year fixed rate has jumped a point since early May
    Residential mortgage rates aren't just up from the bottom -- they have zoomed a full percentage point above recent record lows, reaching the mid-4% range. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate home loan hit 4.63% on Monday, according to HSH...
  • About Tom Shea

    About Tom Shea
    In 1979, Tom Shea founded Florida’s first outplacement firm, which became one of the original units of Right Management.  As CEO of Right’s Florida/Caribbean Region, he heads six offices statewide and in Puerto Rico.  Now in over 50 countries,...
  • Fed doesn't have 'unconditional optimism' on economy, official says

    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve doesn't have "unconditional optimism" about the economic recovery and won't pull back on stimulus efforts if conditions don't warrant it, a top central bank policymaker said Friday. In prepared remarks to the Council on...
  • Fed's easy money will eventually trigger inflation

    Bar the door, Nelly — the Fed has abandoned all restraint and will now print money to finance the federal deficit. To support the weak recovery, the Federal Reserve continues to keep short-term interest rates near zero, purchase mortgage-backed...