*Investors await Yellen speech from Jackson Hole conference. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent.» Read More
Stock index futures pointed to a substantial gain at the open Tuesday, following Monday's late selloff, as international markets rebounded and investors pondered the effect of an upcoming expected interest-rate cut.
How this approach could pay off for your investments.
Every time a new report is issued in the housing market these days, I get at least a dozen interpretations in my In box within a matter of minutes.
Next week is expected to mark the start of the US economy’s entry into recession and the end of the Fed’s conventional monetary policy.
I won’t deny today’s existing home sales numbers from the National Association of Realtors were a bright spot in an otherwise, dare I say, ridiculous economy, but I also won’t deny the fact that these numbers are likely unsustainable.
For a sixth week, the total amount of commercial paper outstanding plunged, falling $61.5 billion to $1.449 trillion in the week ended Wednesday. Three weeks ago, the commercial paper market contracted a record $94.9 billion. Cumulative declines for the six weeks total about $365 billion.
So I was going to write more today about foreclosures, given that we’ve got more numbers showing just how much worse things are getting, but then I got an email that I just had to share, well, a string of emails.
Lawmakers have called key players from the past and present to congressional hearings in an effort to find out what caused the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s and determine how the government plans to get the nation out of the mess.
I've spent much of my week at conferences. First at the Mortgage Bankers Association and today at the National Association of Home Builders Construction Forecast Conference. I'm struck with the similarities: first that attendance appears to be pretty low at both.
The big debate now is how deep and how long the recession will be. The short answer is bad enough and probably the worst in 25 years.
The cruel earnings season for the American worker intensified Wednesday as more companies announced layoffs.
The US economy is entering a two-year recession that will be longer and deeper than previously feared, said Nouriel Roubini, a well-known economist and professor at New York University.
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Democrats in Congress say any new economic stimulus bill would probably include road and bridge construction, help for state budgets and maybe new tax rebates.
The Fed could lend up to $540 billion in a new facility aimed at restoring liquidity for money market funds, Fed officials said.
Economists say the best bang for the buck will come from helping housing, not another tax cut or extended unemployment benefits.
New York Governor David Patterson and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine sounded off on the economy, Wall Street and regulation on Monday.
A slight thaw in the credit freeze could warm up some cautious buying in battered stocks in the week ahead.
Yesterday, on TV, I did a few stories about how the big government bailout (TARP) is having some unfortunate and unintended consequences on troubled borrowers.
We've all been searching for road maps from the past to help guide us through these current, scary market conditions.