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President Obama is seeking to double exports, through marketing programs and new free trade deals. However worthy those initiatives may be, doubling exports does no good if imports double too. By increasing the trade gap, more open trade policies would increase the drag on growth and jobs creation.
Several newsworthy events, recently, represent the dots that the oil market may begin to connect to produce a significant event driven price spike in prices - potentially driving crude oil prices upwards of $200 per barrel.
Take the news of the Fed announcement, should it follow this dovish direction, and not look at it is a positive stimulus to the economy, but as a detrimental decision that will hold negative ramifications and here's why.
Stock index futures were lower Tuesday ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, which market watchers expect will lead to new measures to ease monetary policy.
Turn on Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' and you may see a cameo of Dr. Doom Noriel Roubini sitting in a supply closet. Check out the New York Times' Tuesday edition and you'll see a big feature on the new credence - and cache - that markets are giving to dire predictions.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.
Some say we're still there. What do you think? Share your opinion.
Just because a company loses more than half its value, as has been the case with Amedisys in recent months, doesn't mean it can't go lower.
Talk of stimulus spending simply delaying an inevitable crash is rife and one strategist said that what the market needs is a good, old-fashioned fall in prices to clean up the system.
In many smart-money circles, listening to bears has become fashionable, the NY Times reports.
What the Fed will say in its Tuesday statement is at the heart of a debate among Wall Street's deeply-divided economists over what steps, if any, the central bank will take.
With money managers increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for global economic growth, more are looking for emerging markets in Asia to outperform.
Credit Suisse analysts have noted that cash and short-term investments as a percentage of assets and market cap is at its highest level among large corporations in the last 20 years. It could signal a coming M&A boom.
Stocks gained Monday amid light volume as investors hung back to await news from the Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday. Shares of Hewlett-Packard plunged nearly 8 percent.
Stocks gained on Monday, but Daniel Niles, co-CIO of Alpha One Capital Partners, warned investors that there might be some market headwinds ahead.
Since Hewlett-Packard's CEO Mark Hurd stepped down Friday, speculation has whirled about on everything from how the company will fare without him, how many millions he'll reap in severance and other perks and the exact details leading to his departure, after HP said he had falsified expense reports to conceal a relationship with a female contractor, who accused him of sexual harassment.
Stocks gained Monday as investors continued to find reasons to support the market, although trading was light as most investors awaited news from the Federal Reserve's meeting on Tuesday.
Whether the housing market is in another free-fall or not, just the thought of a double dip is forcing real estate investors to re-think how and where they spend their money. And maybe even if they should spend it at all.
With interest rates at or near historic lows, you may think it is time to flee the bond market. Don't. "Despite the talk of a bond bubble or a bond bear market, it’s not the end of the world for a diversified investor," says one market watcher.
Stocks rose across all sectors on Monday, led by telecom, utilities and consumer staples. Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital and Eugene Peroni, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management discussed their market insights.