Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced a third round of quantitative easing.
By Paul Solman
Trader at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images. The U.S. markets lie as still today as the birds on America's platters, but the same cannot be said for fluttering Europe, or anywhere else in the…
Paul Solman reports on how the stock market was reacting to news of the debt ceiling deal…
By Elizabeth Shell
We reported last week on the fear and trembling of bond vigilantism, real or imagined -- that the bond market would punish the country for profligacy by raising the interest it demanded to lend us money, thus making everything…
Call me a contrarian -- or just your garden-variety journalist/skeptic -- but when I read the much-ballyhooed Standard & Poor's announcement yesterday, I shook my shiny head. "Because the U.S. has, relative to its AAA peers, what we consider…
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, defending the Fed's $600 billion stimulus and calling on China and other fast-growing economies not to gain an unfair market advantage by devaluing their currencies. Jeffrey Brown…
Question: My question is: What about U.S. bond holders? I’ve seen bailouts of incompetent banks and businesses and some selective shareholder groups. Investment grade bonds were considered to be the safest investment next to…
Question: If you go back and look at the recession of 1982, you will see that the Fed bailed out large banks mainly due to bad LDC loans. I think the precedent of moral…
Financial advice is often loaded with misconceptions and misinformation. In the latest edition of Finance Fallacy, Paul Solman and Boston University professor Zvi Bodie debunk the belief that investing in stocks is the safest, smartest route to financial security over…
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