The Orwellian-titled “Law for Citizen Security,” or more aptly “Gag Law,” is opposed by 80% of the people, but no problem.
Junk-bond funds hit by ‘market conditions’ as retail investors refuse to be sitting ducks.
The real consequences of ingenious policies (warning: humor lurking).
This is what happens when a currency spirals out of control.
One heck of a downhill ride since June, culminating in a December dive. But this time, there is no polar vortex to blame.
Sales down 20% in San Francisco, but prices soar 27% to ludicrous levels.
Ruble collapses, Russians and bankers fret, Apple and automakers stop selling, as the government dumps its crown jewels to stem the chaos for a day.
Stock markets are slipping all over the world. But outside of Russia and Greece, there is no sign of real panic. That will come later.
Yields spike, damage spreads. Investors try to bail out while they still can.
Wall Street promises a big boost to US GDP. What have these folks been smoking?
France comes up with another potent fix to its economic debacle. Hilarity ensues.
It was all a big fat lie, and everybody – except retail investors – was in on it.
Stocks, junk bonds, oil, and the bitter whiff of international chaos.
An attribute of this oil market is its incredible ability to breed selling as it goes lower.
Its alternative global economic and financial system that rejects US rules has consequences.
Spain tried to protect its mainstream media by attacking alternative websites and bloggers with a “Google tax.” Now Google has answered.
The massive moves in the dollar and oil? I assure you, someone is going to get hurt.
Wall Street made a killing on the fracking and offshore booms, but now the tide turns.
My thoughts when the high-tech city just about shut down.
Any lingering hopes that the debt crisis was put to rest are brutally dashed. Investors are bailing out: Greek stocks down 20% in three days.
Driven by central bankers who are “wiser than God.” But it might get even more hideous before this story ends.
Subprime is merciless when it strikes back.
The troubles are adding weeks to deliveries and are causing a ripple of problems throughout the economy.
Oil busts can exact a terrible price, even in the American oil patch.
Among those who’ll get to eat the losses: unsuspecting retail investors.
New oil projects get scrapped amid falling production and plunging prices.
Revenues, earnings plunge. Liquidity dries up. Stocks eviscerated.
Done in by the plunging price of oil.
But no worries, the ECB’s desperate backdoor bailout keeps Italy afloat.
Delivering counter-intuitive price action even if fundamentals improve.