Stocks and Bonds

Stocks and Bonds

Stock market action, bonds, real estate, commodities.

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One thing is becoming increasingly clear. Like the rest of official Washington, the Federal Reserve has no clue about the current economy or the misery of the masses.

Waiting for Godot.

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Pharmas, biotechs selectively hammered, oil attempts to stabilize, but most traders await the Oracle of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Deadly slow trading, crude oil rally reversal, waiting for the Fed chair’s likely non-message transforms stock market into a red-ink meat grinder Wednesday as stocks fall, gold takes a hit.

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S&P, Moody’s and Fitch rate bonds for safety and quality to determine investment risk. But after the Great Recession, are these ratings still reliable?

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Oil takes a tumble after last week’s big run-up, while Russian tanks rumble and a nervous German government tells citizens to stock up on food, water. Pfizer news prompts selling.

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After New York Fed’s William Dudley scared off Tuesday traders with a hawkish interest rate take, Fed officially on the fence in August-released FOMC minutes. Meanwhile, more than 50 Shades of Grey seem to exist in the OTC Grey Market these days.

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Ill-conceived, hyperpartisan imposition of socialized medicine fails rapidly as major insurers exit exchanges citing losses. Is this a bug, or an ACA feature?

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Saudis to “discuss” current oil situation in OPEC meeting. Statement gooses sagging crude prices as well as stock market averages. But when have these rumors ever been true?

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August thus far has been a nothingburger for traders. But are we witnessing the re-emergence of the long dormant buy-and-hold investing strategy? Benjamin Graham redux?

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Stock market takes a break. Millennials should spend everything but save for retirement. Elsewhere, NBC, affiliates soil their journalistic nests with 24/7 anti-Trump as Fed Fiddles, oil rises.

Top Photo Galleries

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Donald Trump rallies on Immigration from the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, Ohio at 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2016