Stocks and Bonds

Stocks and Bonds

Stock market action, bonds, real estate, commodities.

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 – After yesterday’s confusing trading action, investors likely were expecting a bit more clarity after the release of the Federal...

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 – Columbus Day weekend comes a bit early this year. But, as always, whenever we run into a federal holiday,...

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 – Today’s report is going to be more succinct than usual because the news is much simpler than usual. Desperate...

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 – Friday’s inexplicable stock market rally continued Monday morning, with the Dow up close to 200 points and with the...

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2015 – Wall Street apparently decided to open Q4 2015 with another bout of selling Thursday. After a bullish opening fusillade...

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2015 – We had a nice rally right after the opening bell Wednesday morning. But it wasn’t long before the Bad...

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Trump’s tax plan gains some favor, but commodities, China, the Middle East, and ongoing Federal Reserve bafflegab keep the tone negative on Wall Street.

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2015 – The Associated Press Sunday reported, “Pro-secession parties pushing for Spain's northeastern Catalonia region to break away and form a new...

Caricature of Janet Yellen.

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2015 – Short column as we await Janet Yellen’s overhyped speech later today. The current Fed chair scheduled to speak up...

Hillary Clinton.

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2015 – Today is the first day of fall, and fall is just what stocks are doing, following Monday’s bizarre day,...

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This is the story of Cholita, the ‘real life Paddington bear’. Spectacled bear Cholita was snatched from the wild as a baby. She spent years in the circus confined to a tiny cage suffering horrible abuse.