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The currency and bond market will get hit, gridlock will be the word in Washington and over a dozen people will be lining up to be the next US President.
The overall rally powers in, silver trumps gold and ETFs drive industrial metals.
The dollar looks sad, US stocks look okay and the econony starts looking "half-full."
Emerging markets will falter, energy prices will fall sharply, the dollar will rally, the Fewd will drop its QE2 and the U.S. will take military action in Yemen.
You could call it Ben Bernanke's, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" speech. The Fed boss offers a lesson on global trade and the important role a healthy US economy plays in it.
Despite a devastating recession, the collective personal wealth of congressional members increased by more than 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to study released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics.
With energy prices low by recent standards, credit conditions stubbornly tight—by any standard—and cap-and-trade legislation on life support, you'd think green investment would be in the doldrums. Think again.
The biggest concern of traders: a post-election selloff as the market has long since priced in QE2 and a Republican victory in the House. The S&P has already rallied over 10 percent since the beginning of September.
A midterm election yielding a GOP Congress to offset a Democratic president, seasonal factors and stocks' status as a "humiliated asset class" should combine to power a sizable rally in the coming months.
For all the talk of a new normal, some may be wondering if it is more a matter of no normal. Do the same rules —diversification, buy and hold—and vehicles—mutual funds, single stocks—still apply? Is there a new calculus, physics to the world of investing?
Asset allocation strategists haven’t had an easy time in recent years. For awhile they dished out bigger weightings to defensive plays—bonds, cash and commodities. But for 2011, strategists recommend investors boost allocations to ride the wave.
Small-cap stocks usually lead the economy out of recessions and this one has been no exception, but market leadership looks ready to turn.
Third-quarter earnings season likely will indicate continued recuperation for corporate America, but for the stock market the focus will remain elsewhere.
Even the BP Gulf oil spill disaster hasn't made energy policy a front-burner election issue this year, but there's still lots at stake for voters and the economy.
With five weeks until the 2010 midterm elections, Americans will soon be casting their ballots in Congressional and Gubernatorial races across the country. Here's how key indices have performed since President Obama took office, following the 2008 election.
An eventual deal will be cut in the lame-duck session, extending the Bush tax cuts—for everyone—for another two years, says Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at the Potomac Research Group.
It appears the "less-bad trade"—when the market gets a lift from things not being as bad as investors had expected—has returned to Wall Street.
Despite all the worry about the sluggish US economy, businesses and investors are finding an even bigger reason to be cautious these days: the political mess in Washington.
Positive gross domestic product readings and other mildly hopeful signs are masking an ugly truth: The US economy is in a 1930s-style Depression, economist David Rosenberg said Tuesday.
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