If the VIX is a fear indicator, the slight upward slope suggests the market isn't particularly worried about the taper now.
Mortgage applications fell to their lowest level in more than 12 years in the past week, according to a weekly report.
Top U.K. hedge fund manager Sir Michael Hintze echoed consensus market forecasts in a relatively bullish 2014 outlook piece for clients.
The Fed put is still very much alive. That, bulls argue, will be a major underpinning for stocks in 2014.
Will Ben Bernanke announce a Fed taper?
There's a simple reason why QE hasn't been inflationary but too many monetarist economists can't see it.
Jerry Seinfeld has teamed up with Acura on a series of Web-only commercials.
Architects are busier than ever as more homeowners are sprucing up their houses after their mortgages return to positive equity.
Buybacks are good news, but the increase in share repurchases may not be as impressive as it seems.
Pent-up demand from the government shutdown drove more potential buyers to new model homes, boosting home builder confidence in December.
The Pope is a critic of free markets, Lindsday Lohan is scaring America straight on Botox, and Jamie Dimon won't let his people work 365 days a year.
A look at the EPA's initial estimates for the most fuel-efficient automakers in 2013.
After a slow start in the country, Tesla is taking orders in the world's largest car market and hoping to cash in on two key trends there.
After investing close to $7 billion in rental properties, Blackstone is offering cash to smaller investors looking to get into the game.
Austerity-obsessed Republicans have forgotten the key role they're supposed to play in supporting the U.S. economy.
There's at least one big thing for Wall Street to deal with before the Christmas holiday: the Fed.
Paul Krugman points to a new paper arguing that taxes on the top earners should be set at levels that maximize the revenue collected from them.
Despite the chance to lock in gains, most hedge funds are standing by their bets and keeping risk on.
If you have been short the market, it's been a tough few years. But could 2014 prove to be different?
Next week will be busy. There is considerable interest in the Fed's very large POMO operation on Thursday.
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