A reader asks about the happy medium between risk in stocks and a meaningful return.
The quintessential mania stocks remain unfettered by the need to produce earnings.
Below the calm surface of the market lies vigorous trading in some small-caps.
Boxmakers look to the boob tube instead of the Internet.
We have a long way to go to clean up the problems engendered by the greed-infused mania.
A belief persists that stocks will outperform over time, but a moment of truth is coming.
If the economic recovery is not self-sustaining, that will give folks yet another reason to seek out gold.
Economic reports often use figures that grossly inflate the value of assets -- in other words, fiction.
Eventually folks will realize that we don't have a self-sustaining recovery.
The world's central banks seem to be in a race to see whose currency can hit bottom first.