| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As the Dow Jones Industrial Average inches closer to the psychologically important level of 13,000, the S&P 500 reclaims almost all of the losses sustained since June 2008, and the NASDAQ nears its highest level in a decade, the chorus gets louder and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I remember clearly my first year as a gold options trader on the floor of the commodities exchange in New York, specifically October 19, 1987. The morning started with stock selling, lots of it, and ended with a day of historic losses. Twenty-five years...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Everybody knows somebody who purports to be an investment maven. You might even like to consider yourself one. However, while we always hear about the winning picks these favored few make, we don't commonly hear about the mistakes. And, to hear Larry...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...
| Mar 13, 2013
Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 236,000 new jobs were created in February. That's good news -- but not nearly good enough. Even if this rate were to continue, which seems unlikely, the United States wouldn't be back to pre-recession levels...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
It's been a good couple of days for entertainment and cable companies.
Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. rose Thursday after those companies reported strong quarterly earnings.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players.
Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...
| Sep 12, 2013
Everyone is treated like an important part of the company at Virtus Investment Partners, the Hartford-based asset management firm that spun off from The Phoenix Cos. five years ago.
And that's not just lip service at the fast-growing asset management...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In summer 2000, TNT might have been best known for Saturday night airings of "MonsterVision," hosted by cult-movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs. Imagine the eyebrows the network must have raised when it unveiled "Bull" that August.
"Bull" was a scripted...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The big news out of the financial markets Wednesday is that Twitter, whose initial public offering is likely to be one of the hottest transactions of the year, will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange instead of on Nasdaq.
The world asks: So...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard.
Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...