Stocks and Bonds

Stocks and Bonds

Stock market action, bonds, real estate, commodities.
Big Bad Wolf.

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WASHINGTON, February 27, 2015 – Although it seemed like a good idea at the time, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke’s idea that the nation...

Waiting for Godot.

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WASHINGTON, February 26, 2015 – As it did most of Wednesday, the stock market is thrashing about with no particular direction except moderately down...

Jay Gould cartoon in Punch.

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WASHINGTON, February 25, 2015 – Bulls hoped for another winning day on Wall Street Wednesday, hoping to build on the surprising intensity of Tuesday’s...

Caricature of Janet Yellen.

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Yellen’s Q&A this morning may give us further insight into the Fed’s intent.

Chart explaining spoofing.

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WASHINGTON, February 23, 2015 – It was another lackluster Monday on Wall Street today as stocks wobbled around in negative territory with considerable sound...

FCC Cartoon, Branco.

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WASHINGTON, February 19, 2015 – Our report will be pretty brief today, since we don’t have a whole lot more productive things to say...

Image of Bitcoin, via Wikipedia.

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ALISO VIEJO, California, February 19, 2015 − Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer system where users can make direct transactions without needing an intermediary. Since this system functions...

Anti-oil fanatics. Cartoon by Branco.

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WASHINGTON, February 18, 2015 – We expected more action in Wednesday’s markets after a lackluster post-holiday Tuesday performance. However, it’s more or less like...

Krewe of Kosmic Debris revelers on Frenchmen Street.

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WASHINGTON, February 17, 2015 – Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, call it what you want. Tonight’s the night for Carnival(e), Mardi Gras and all things...

Shake Shack employees.

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WASHINGTON, February 13, 2015 – We’ve noted early and often in our columns that whenever a truly “hot” IPO gets placed, it’s tough for...