Ritholtz: A Real Estate Recovery That’s Not Quite There
New home sales are trending far below their historic averages, Barry Ritholtz writes. Will the weakness continue?
Government Shutdown Fight May Hinge on Planned Parenthood
Looming fiscal deadlines will spark “intense drama and brinkmanship,” says PIMCO's Cantrill.
Why Oil-Producing Countries Keep on Pumping
The big oil-producing countries keep pumping, even though prices are at a six-year low. Who will blink first?
Fed Says Labor Market Improves as It Moves Toward Rate Rise
The FOMC is moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the timing of liftoff.
Many Fed Officials Said June Liftoff Unlikely, Minutes Show
Fed officials last month didn’t expect to raise rates in June even as they concluded that a first-quarter economic slowdown was unlikely to persist.
Are Investors Overestimating the Dollar?
Michael Arone, chief investment strategist for State Street, suggests that investors may be overestimating the potential growth of the U.S. dollar.
U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008
A net 223,000 jobs were added in April, notably in construction and health care.
International Investing Is Top of Mind for Advisors: Fidelity Survey
Advisors want to better understand how to allocate between domestic and international investments, Fidelity found in its first-quarter survey.
LPL’s Final Four: Which Factor Will Move Markets Most?
LPL CIO Burt White looks at which factor will be the champion driver of stock returns.
March Madness: Kleintop’s Sweet 16 Bracket for the Stock Market
“Making stock market predictions can be as challenging as forecasting basketball tournament winners,” Schwab's Kleintop says, but here are the factors he sees playing hardest.