CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the latest data on the economy.» Read More
One author's solution for getting ahead and becoming successful in this economy is to think "weird."
Investors are justifiably concerned about being hoodwinked three times in ten years. Without question, extravagant returns enjoyed by the precious metal are well received, but the potential hangover from yet another bubble deprived of air, and the associated shame, would take several years to subside.
“Flexible savings accounts are today what the 401(k) match was 10 or 15 years ago, where people didn’t grasp that this free opportunity was sitting there,” says one financial expert.
A look at the personal income and spending data and what it indicates about the health of the economy, with Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox chairman/CEO; Scott Nation, NationsShares; and CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman
Analysts have been feverishly revising down their growth projections. Much depends on the effectiveness of policies and, critically, whether there will finally be a more coherent and sustained policy response in systemically important countries, especially the US and Europe.
Our beloved two party political system is currently negotiating an increase to the debt ceiling, all in the name of fiscal responsibility.
President Obama’s gyroscopic legislative endeavors helped the nation survive the worst financial crisis since the 1930’s. It would have been unfathomable to risk America’s image of economic invincibility and allow the free markets to punish bad behavior. Instead, the Federal Reserve printed money to inflate the stock market and promote economic growth, all courtesy of a low interest rate environment. Now Congress is faced with yet another debt ceiling, and sure enough, they’re scrambling for the next fiscal stunt.
Who amongst us has any confidence that our elected officials will solve the country’s debt problem, or for that matter, allow private enterprise to do it in their absence? Intrinsic value is irrelevant; gold positions serve as a short sale on Congress.
The ongoing debate over tax relief has lost all integrity, like a favorite sweater long past its prime. Some believe that tax cuts increase the budget deficit while others suggest wealthy citizens have no moral obligation to share their bounty. Worthy positions indeed, but they are two mutually independent arguments, both valid, one having nothing to do with the other.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the breakdown of February's personal spending and income.
Record number of mutual fund redemptions in China have prompted a slew of new offerings in the market as fund management firms struggle to retain invetsors.