• Why GM Could Motor Higher Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    Signs stand in front of the General Motors world headquarters complex in Detroit, Michigan.

    GM led the market lower on Wednesday, but option activity was bullish, with calls trading nearly double their average daily volume.

  • Obama’s Plan to Oust House Republicans: Morici Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Peter Morici argues Obama wants a painful crisis to push the GOP into accepting higher taxes or losing at the polls.

  • Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    No more "just fix it it" mentality. We need to build and invest in infrastructure that is going to be high tech, integrated, reliable and resilient. We need an infrastructure that will make us more competitive.

  • What We Need Is Climate Change: Op-Ed Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:10 AM ET

    If we want to avoid more of the human and economic costs of climate change in the future, it's time to demand meaningful climate CHANGE.

  • Why Traders Should Watch the Gap Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 3:59 PM ET
    The Gap's flagship store in San Francisco

    Not only is Gap a definitive American middle-class brand, but it came roaring back to life in January. The company posted an 8 percent increase in comparable sales in January, with all brands showing a rise.

  • Currency Trading Is Interesting Again Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 10:14 AM ET
    A trader monitors the foreign exchange and stocks index in Tokyo.

    In the last month or so, in an effort to stimulate growth, central bankers have begun a new round of creative experiments. This should lead to more market volatility and unexpected investment opportunities, particularly in currencies.

  • Currency Warriors Need a Dose of Tough German Love Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 11:46 PM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Does it make sense to accuse the Fed and the ECB of spurring global currency wars when they are stimulating economic growth so that the U.S. and the euro area can lead the world to greater prosperity?

  • Transocean Holding Oceans of Opportunity?: Op-Ed Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Transocean rig, Gulf of Mexico

    Management can now put this disaster behind them, and refocus on their core business going forward.

  • Portfolio Planning—Budget for Risk: Yoshikami Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    Make sure you have developed your strategy with a risk budget in mind. It will serve you well when panic in the market set in, says this pro.

  • Op-Ed: Bill Ackman Is Wrong on Herbalife Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 10:42 AM ET
    Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn

    Bill Ackman and the other "shorts" crusade against Herbalife and other MLM companies is wrong, this pro says.

  • Why Deere Is in Traders' Headlights: Stutland Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:08 PM ET
    John Deere Hybrid Tractor

    One options trader made a bullish bet on Deere. Should you follow his lead?

  • Brace for a Brutal Year for CEOs: Salzman Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    It's no longer possible to justify poor performance by pointing out that you're not doing any worse than anyone else.

  • The Big Bet that Gold Will Hit an All-Time High Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    One options trader is seeking a near-term rally that potentially ends what has been a bear market for gold.

  • Is the G20 Meeting Being Wrecked Before It Starts? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Is the G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting being wrecked before it starts?

  • Brace for G-7 Currency Confusion: El-Erian Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    G-7 officials issued a currency statement, "clarified" it and then criticized the clarification! Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian says prepare for more confusion.

  • Beyond the Indicators: When Good News Isn't: Brusca Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:23 PM ET

    Different people emphasize different indicators. And many of the signals contradict other signals, says this economist.

  • Beyond the State of the Union: Obama's Legacy Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 1:39 PM ET
    President Barack Obama addresses immigration reform on Jan. 29. 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    President Obama will deliver the first State of the Union address of his second term, setting the stage for his agenda and perhaps more importantly, his legacy.

  • Tamminen: The Real Japan-China Conflict Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    Tourists wearing the masks walk on the Tiananmen Square during severe pollution on January 31, 2013 in Beijing, China.

    Will air pollution, which doesn't respect lines on a map, ultimately cause more diplomatic skirmishes or worse, asks this environmental expert.

  • 10 Things to Know Before You Grow Global: Nair Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    Despite the world economic recession, companies are "going global" at an earlier stage in their development than ever before despite the risks and costs.

  • Patterson: The Fed's Global 'Unintended Consequence' Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    The Fed's policies go well beyond domestic inflation fears and risk-taking – they include what appears to be a structural shift in policy setting for the world, writes this pro.

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