Under the Hood: The US Fractional Reserve Banking System
The history of money, how it's valued and how leveraging bank deposits creates additional capital.
Fed Interest Rate Decision Could Happen in March
The March meeting of the FOMC will be critical to its communications with the public on interest rates.
Are Asian ETFs Going Higher?
Some experts are weighing the pros and cons of adding to their equity holdings in the region.
4 Tips for Tracking Precious Metals
While the relationships between economic trends and precious metals prices often make sense, sometimes obscure events can move these prices counterintuitively.
PIMCO’s Gross Prefers Bonds to the Mattress, St. Louis Fed Not So Sure
Bill Gross says financial assets still beat cash, yet the St. Louis Fed finds Americans have been massively hoarding cash. Time to stuff your mattress?
Russell Investments Chief Economist Dueker Found Dead
Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a highway that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the police.
Producer Prices Rose in 2013 by Least in Five Years
Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed in December for the first time in three months to cap the smallest annual increase in five years, showing companies face little pressure to charge more.
6 Key Concerns With the Fed’s Take on ETFs
There are many holes in, and questions about, Bernanke's argument that leveraged and inverse ETFs are hurting the markets.
Are Trends Trending?
“The trend is your friend” is one of those sayings that endures because it has been proven right so often.
What Do Ballistic Missiles, Barbara Bush and Alternative Investments Have in Common?
It might sound like a joke, yet it is anything but, says Collins Capital's Dorothy Weaver.