Days before Halloween, the price of cocoa, and therefore chocolate bars, is up. But Ebola isn't actually threatening the cocoa supply in West Africa, says commodities trader David Martin. Instead, the market is reacting to human fears, and for traders…

Wall Street money manager Doug Dachille identifies two risk factors for market volatility and argues that unless the Fed has cooked up a new economic therapy to respond to the next bout of deflation, there may be more significant economic…

At an economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank is awaiting more recovery in the labor market before deciding when to raise interest rates. That was bad news for economist…

A year after economist Terry Burnham predicted the Dow Jones Industrial Average would hit 5,000 before 20,000, it closed above 17,000 Monday. But Burnham is sticking by his call, introducing a scorecard to track the macroeconomic policies underlying the impending…

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