I am thrilled to be begining what I hope will be one of your stops for interesting ideas and comments about some of my interviews and travels.
The oil breakout: Weak dollar and speculative buying spur price moves, but little in the way of fundamentals. Many economists have been despairing as oil and gasoline hit their highest levels since October of last year.
African countries are improving politically and economically and their businesses are doing "great," said Lawrence Speidell, portfolio manager at Frontier Market Asset Management.
How much cash is really sitting on the sidelines? The good news is that markets have held up well in the past week in the face of higher Treasury yields. The bad news is that there seems to be little buying interest; are investors tapped out?
Stocks turned mixed Tuesday after the banks approved to repay TARP loans were named. But tech stocks held onto their gains after Texas Instruments raised its earnings and revenue targets for the second quarter.
Nobody should buy a stock and nobody should buy a bond, said John Bogle, founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group.
Bank stocks might be volatile, but investors should be exposed to them right now, said David George, senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird.
Vern Hayden, founder and president of Hayden Wealth Management, said investing in Latin America is like “playing with matchsticks” — but can be very rewarding.
John Hussman, portfolio manager at Hussman Strategic Growth Fund, and Art Nunes, market strategist at IMS Capital Management, offered their economic outlooks and investment advice.
Stocks opened higher on Tuesday with financials leading. Ten banks are set to repay capital they received through the TARP. They're expected to give back some $68 billion, about twice what the government expected. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...
As expected, 10 banks are being permitted to repay their TARP money, a combined $68 billion. Oddly, they didn't name the banks, but it's JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, US Bancorp, American Express, Capital One, BB&T, Bank of New York, State Street and Northern Trust.
The ever-increasing threat of inflation and the spike we’re already seeing in commodity prices is highlighting the countless hedging opportunities available with commodity-based exchange traded fund (ETF) investors. It’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to hedge rising prices.
Stocks opened higher Tuesday, with bank stocks rising as some of the nation's largest institutions poised to repay government bailout money.
Stocks refuse to drop, but the "wall of worry" gets higher. Bond yield backups, dollar strength have all become topics in the past week.
Chinese solar wafer maker ReneSola rose yesterday along with some upside options activity.
Futures showed a relatively flat open for Wall Street on Tuesday as the dollar's rally, fueled by last week’s better than expected jobs report, fizzled out and some investors went back into stocks.
The US economy will beat China and other economies in shaking off the recession and returning to growth, Roger Nightingale, strategist from Pointon York, told CNBC Tuesday.
Global stocks were higher Tuesday, while the dollar took profits after its rally the previous day. Experts tell CNBC that last Friday's better-than-expected jobs report should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Stocks are vulnerable to the dual tensions of a stronger dollar and rising Treasury yields. Tuesday marks the first of three Treasury auctions this week, with $35 billion in 3-year notes expected. There is also wholesale trade data and the NFIB small business survey.
Sam Lieber of Alpine Mutual Funds advised investors on how to make money in the housing sector through emerging markets.