Battle of Keynesians: Krugman Debates Summers on America’s Lost Decade
Has America entered an era of persistent economic weakness like the two decades of stagnation Japan has faced since the collapse of its bubble economy in 1991?
Jobs, Other Reports in September Likely to Make Investors Gloomy
With reports on jobs, services, and manufacturing in the wings for the month of September, investors are bracing for dark skies ahead.
The "V" Points Downward
The case for economic recovery, at least one of the V-shaped variety, is difficult to make. First and foremost, one has to assume that the rise in unemployment will end, not just decelerate, as has been the case.
The real source of retirement income
For all the industry angst over the need for retirement income products and strategies, the simplest answer (as usual) might prove best. Bloomberg speculates on...
Ten investment tips for 2009
MarketWatch's Jonathon Burton offers 10 investment ideas for the new year. According to him, bonds are going to be big in 2009. Buy long-term Treasury...
A case of irrational calm?
Not everyone can be as prescient as Alan Greenspan, especially Ben Bernanke. His effort to predict the consequences of the sub-prime mess have been less...
Let's hope it's wrong
Sudeep Reddy reports on the Wall Street Journal's blog that the coming recession will be the worst since the 1970s, at least according to Merrill...
Behind the Numbers, with Richard Bernstein
During a recent television appearance on Consuelo Mack Wealth Track, Merrill Lynch's chief investment strategiest had some comments both about the equity market and the...