May 9, 2022
Who Wins and Who Loses From a 'Stronger' Dollar?
The forces unsettling the stock and bond markets — Fed rate increases, Russia’s war in Ukraine, global sanctions on Russia, China’s lockdowns — have been buoying the dollar.
May 7, 2022
Market Pain Isn’t Over, but You Will Get Through This
Head-spinning volatility in financial markets isn’t all that puzzling when you consider the problems the Federal Reserve is grappling with.
Apr 22, 2022
Why Midterm Election Years Are Tough For Stocks
These months are historically the weakest for the market in a presidential term. Aside from coincidence, there are several possible explanations.
Apr 18, 2022
A Case for Cautious Optimism, Now That the Markets Are Glum
Stocks, bonds and commodities are already pricing in inflation, the pandemic and war.
Apr 4, 2022
How Investors Can Endure the Big Decline in Bonds
Our columnist answers questions about the troubles in the bond market, and what they mean for investors.
Mar 28, 2022
Bad Tidings From a Bond Market Amid Troubled Year
The usually sedate bond market has been unsettled by worries about inflation, the Federal Reserve’s interest rate increases and even the possibility of a recession.
Mar 17, 2022
Inflation vs. Recession: The Fed Is Walking a Tightrope
American consumers already have high inflation. Because of the oil price shock and Russia’s war, the odds of a recession have increased, too.
Mar 14, 2022
When You Think About Investing, Do Not Think About the News
Our columnist spoke with a Nobel laureate, Richard H. Thaler, about how to invest for the long run even if the world seems to be going nuts now.
Mar 4, 2022
Talking War and Market Volatility With Eugene Fama
Eugene F. Fama, the father of the efficient-markets theory, says the stock market can’t easily process “irrational” behavior. What will happen? “Who knows?” he says.
Feb 24, 2022
Russia-Ukraine Is Unsettling, But Long-Term Outlook Is Better
Global markets typically rebound from war and disaster, and they are likely to do so this time, too. But Russia’s nuclear arsenal raises the risks beyond calculation.
Feb 23, 2022
More Trouble For An Already Troubled Market
Whether you call it a correction or a panic attack, a stock market that was already becoming shaky has been roiled by Russia’s hostilities toward Ukraine.
Feb 7, 2022
Earnings Are Driving Market, But It’s Not Clear Where
The stock market has begun swinging wildly as companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Starbucks and Exxon Mobil reveal their earnings and hint at divergent prospects for the year...
Jan 31, 2022
Investing Ideas Assuming Federal Reserve Cuts Back
People all over the country — indeed, much of the planet — are depending on the central bank to stave off runaway inflation and keep the economy growing. Prepare for trouble, our...
Jan 10, 2022
Investors Will Do Better If They Can Look Ahead to '32
In this season for forecasts and resolutions, investors will be better off if they are able to think 10 or more years ahead, our columnist says.
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