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You can't help but worry a bit more about the economy in the second half now, as the market's focus shifts from a weaker-than-expected GDP report to the Friday jobs data. GDP revisions also show a recession may have started in the fourth quarter of last year.
The desperate worry over the health of huge financial institutions with country cousin names — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — reflects a reality that has reshaped major spheres of American life: the government has in recent months taken on an increasingly dominant role in assuring that Americans can buy a home or attend college.
U.S. Federal Reserve Former Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday the Fed will have to tighten monetary policy to put a brake on inflation and said the worst of the U.S. credit crisis may have passed.
Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan was quoted on Tuesday as saying the United States was still more likely than not to have a recession despite relative stabilization in the economy in recent weeks.
Wall Street banks are the first to be blamed for the credit crunch. Central banks come a close second, but as the Federal Reserve's image is suffering, the European Central Bank looks as solid as a rock.
Stocks are trudging along and have held up fairly well in the face of some not so good news and ahead of the barrage of next week's earnings reports.
Former Federal Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC he had little to do with the housing bubble or credit crisis despite criticism the Fed kept interest rates too low under his watch.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has defended himself from charges that easy U.S. monetary policy created the current credit crisis by inflating a housing bubble, and instead blamed professional investors.
There is more than a 50 percent chance the United States could go into recession, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan told Spain's El Pais newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.
Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Thursday said the U.S. economy is "clearly on the edge" of a recession.
The U.S. economy is probably in a recession or about to slide into it, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
With so many banks being downgraded to "sell," there may be a chance to make some money before the new year.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
First off I want to apologize for my lack of blogging on Friday. I meant to get back to my desk in the early afternoon, but that didn’t happen. You see, when you’re in the TV business, every now and again you get the call from the official network “stylist” who wants to “rework” your hair and makeup and “freshen up” your wardrobe. In other words, the bosses think you need some work.
With just a week to go before Christmas, investors are facing the unpleasant prospect of a slowing economy and rising prices--the dreaded "stagflation."
The U.S. economy is showing early signs of stagflation as growth threatens to stall while food and energy prices soar, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Sunday.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Friday that U.S. house prices have not bottomed out after a crisis in the subprime mortgage market.
The confluence of major market moves today is stunning as fear once more rules Wall Street. The dollar is at a record low, oil edges towards $100 per barrel, the 10-year Treasury fell below 4%, a level it hasn't seen in years, and stocks are heading sharply lower after a big sell off overseas.
One of my mother's favorite lines is the one about not saying anything if you can't think of something nice to say. Well that was the story of the markets Monday. What a day of angst. Look at this headline from a note sent by MF Global's Andy Brenner Monday afternoon: "The market has traded like a crazed man with no liquidity." Yikes.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Tuesday that falling U.S. home prices and high inventories of unsold properties presented a major risk to the U.S. economy and financial markets.
The mighty U.S. consumer may be starting to crack, just as the Federal Reserve signaled that it was through with interest rate cuts barring a sharper economic downturn.