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If you haven’t been able to tell by now, I like to write. Look no further than my three books for proof. I seek to raise awareness of important issues, always trying to strike themes that investors can act on. I do this from a macro perspective, from the top-down — the subject of my latest book, Investing from the Top Down. Here are my top 10 'Top-Down' investing themes for 2009.
Stocks rallied to the finish line as investors shrugged off a drop in consumer confidence and cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.
Has GMAC turned the corner? This is a big day for GMAC and a big day for the automotive industry. Consider these things...
Since millions of African-Americans began leaving Southern farms for Northern factories nearly a century ago in what is still known as the Great Migration, the destinies of many of them have been entwined with the auto industry’s. Now, with Detroit reeling, many blacks find their economic well-being threatened, the New York Times reports.
General Motors and its GMAC funding affiliate launched programs on Tuesday to lure U.S. car and truck buyers back into showrooms...
With some markets already closed for the year and others just about wrapped up, here is a summary of how the major global indices fared in 2008.
The financial crisis and market turmoil of 2008 have prevented many historical trends from holding true this year. For instance, while November and December are typically two of the markets’ strongest months of the year, the performance during those months this year has been far from stellar.
Monday night, the Treasury Department agreed to lend GMAC $6 Billion out a new TARP fund set up to specifically help the struggling auto industry. This move, along with GMAC getting bank holding status last week are two huge steps in reviving a struggling auto industry. They may not be sexy moves, but they are critical moves.
Stocks rebounded Tuesday as investors cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.
General Motors up 10 percent pre-open as GMAC clears a major hurdle: They say they have raised enough capital to satisfy the Fed's condition to become a bank-holding company. This appears to be a new program operating within the TARP — so we now have a program specifically designed to invest in auto companies.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Tuesday, after ending down on Monday, with investors still hoping for a last rally in the final days of the year.
Three days left until the Baby New Year. But will 2009 really bring a new beginning?
The Dow slid on Monday after Kuwait pulled out of a joint venture with Dow Chemical due to the deepening global recession, threatening Dow's planned takeover of Rohm & Haas.
Stocks ended lower as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.
The financing arm of General Motors remained silent Monday on whether it had raised enough capital to become a bank-holding company and eligible for access to billions in federal bailout money.
With the auto companies on their holiday breaks, this is always a week when I think about the year ahead for the auto industry. In past years, some of the predictions I've made to myself have come true, while many more were so off the mark it was kind of funny. So: What will happen in '09?
Many comparisons have been made between the current economic climate and the Depression era. With the Dow and S&P poised to have their worst yearly performances since 1931, here's a look at what happened in the years that followed.
The Dow climbed along with oil prices, while General Motors rose after its financing arm qualified for government funds, helping it stave off potential bankruptcy...
Stocks finished higher Friday on a day when Wall Street looked like a ghost town, but the week ended without a visit from a much-anticipated Santa Claus rally.
Stocks edged higher at the open as Wall Street looked for a boost from a Christmas gift for GMAC and some heavy holiday activity at selected retailers.