Earnings season is upon us. Expect a lot of jumping around this quarter as companies miss or exceed estimates. Although earnings are important, they are also fickle and easily manipulated, which is why it’s always good to remind ourselves, as...
None of us like to imagine what'll happen after we pass away. It's too sobering. But what will life be like after your death? And no, I'm not talking about an afterlife, I'm talking about life after death: not yours, but your family's. What will their life look like after you pass?
Sometimes the written word is easy to misinterpret. More than once I have written an article to find that some minor point I made became the focus, or that the point I was making was just lost.
After hibernating this winter, U.S. consumers appear to be opening their wallets again. March retail sales data were strong across the board — the only exceptions were spending on gasoline and electronics, which contracted month-over-month.
Treasuries rallied sharply last week, mostly on the back of the sell-off in equities as well as in response to the Fed's seeming backpedaling on the timing of rate hikes.
The Commerce Department reported that U.S. retail sales jumped 1.1 percent in March, the biggest monthly increase since September 2012, as Americans released pent-up demand that resulted from an unusually harsh winter.
Stocks have been rallying today after last week’s anxiety inducing sell-off, with this morning’s positive earnings and economic data also helping the mood. A lot is riding on the Q1 earnings season which ramps up this week, with more than 50 S&P 500 members announcing results.
The markets were down big this week, with much of the profit-taking in high growth stocks and popular momentum names. Although economic data here in the U.S. continues to improve, the market was showing signs of exhaustion over the past couple months as less stocks were participating in the rally to new highs.
The market remained positive, near its December peak for three months, primarily based on hopes. At this point, the market needs more than just hopes.
Legendary and widely-acclaimed mining expert Pierre Lassonde, Chairman of Franco-Nevada (FNV) and President of Newmont Mining (NEM) from 2002-2006, recently spoke with Financial Sense for a wide-ranging interview on the mining industry, gold, and, lastly, natural gas.
Bridgewater Associates did an analysis of pension funds recently and concluded 85% of them will fail if returns average 4%. Bridgewater notes that public pensions have just $3 trillion in assets to invest to cover future retirement payments of $10 trillion over the next many decades.