S&P Got a Little Casual With Its Mortgage Ratings
Here's a story the SEC tells about Standard & Poor's 2010 holiday party that ends in $67 million in fines for S&P.
Congress Needs to Do Its Bit for Economy
The U.S. is doing better than other regions, but politicians must improve conditions for more Americans in 2015.
The Great Mutual Fund Expense Ratio Lie
After decades of decrying high expense ratios, we now have evidence that expense ratios are the wrong thing to look at, Chris Carosa writes.
Ritholtz: Gross on PIMCO Firing, the Fed, More
A preview of Barry Ritholtz's interview with Bill Gross, in which he admits that PIMCO fired him.
Ritholtz: How Good Was Bill Gross?
Have the media misrepresented Bill Gross' PIMCO track record? Barry Ritholtz “sets the record straight.”
How to Invest When Cash Pays Nothing, Dollar Is Strong and Oil Prices Are Sagging
I’ve been buying stock ETFs on dips and backstopping them with trailing stop orders, but is that enough?
'Hide Not Slide' Orders Were Slippery and Hidden
What's behind the $14 million fine imposed by the SEC on Direct Edge's 'Hide Not Slide' order types.
Will European Stocks Get Second Life in 2015? Searching for Alpha for January 2015
European stocks are cheap, so the downside risk of owning them is muted.
Economic Indicators and Their Effects on the Markets
Economist Bernard Baumohl draws links between specific economic indicators and the attendant reactions of stocks, bonds and the dollar.
Preparing Clients for Some Gloomy Possible Futures
Even if you don't believe in these gloom-and-doom scenarios, your clients will want to know how you're protecting them.