Janet Morrissey

Janet Morrissey has been working as a reporter for more than 20 years. She's written features, profiles, breaking news, and market-moving stories for such publications as the New York Times, Fortune, Time Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. She also spent 11 years as a staff reporter at Dow Jones Newswires and one year at Crain's Investment News. She is also the author of a book on legendary venture capitalist Fred Adler.

Recent Articles By The Author

Wet Seal Bankruptcy Filing Leaves Experts Wondering Who's Next

Wet Seal Bankruptcy Filing Leaves Experts Wondering Who's Next

News that Wet Seal filed for Chapter 11 has left market experts nervously wondering who might be next to fall in the teen retail sector.

Low Mortgage Rates Won't Mean Much to Homebuyers With Poor Credit

Low Mortgage Rates Won't Mean Much to Homebuyers With Poor Credit

The problem is that banks, which are still smarting from the financial meltdown, are reluctant to provide mortgages to buyers with weak credit.

Do Corporate Earnings Still Matter in This Volatile Stock Market?

Do Corporate Earnings Still Matter in This Volatile Stock Market?

If it's a blockbuster earnings win, probably not. But if it's a miss, expect a selloff.

Why Investors Should Stay on the Sidelines in the DuPont Proxy Battle

Why Investors Should Stay on the Sidelines in the DuPont Proxy Battle

The move by corporate raider Nelson Peltz to launch a proxy fight could eventually boost shareholder value, but also carries big risks.

Ready to Invest in REITs? Deals Expected to Surge This Year

Ready to Invest in REITs? Deals Expected to Surge This Year

After a seven-year drought, merger and acquisition activity involving real estate investment trusts is expected to rev up in 2015, according to Green Street Advisors.

Higher-Paying Jobs Are Coming Back, but Wage Growth Still Lags

Higher-Paying Jobs Are Coming Back, but Wage Growth Still Lags

Friday's jobs report shows stronger hiring in professional and business services, retail trade, health care and manufacturing.

Here's How to Lower Your 2014 Tax Burden on Investments

Here's How to Lower Your 2014 Tax Burden on Investments

Investors, now is the time to start taking steps to lower the amount of cash you'll have to fork over to Uncle Sam in April.

Digital Marketing Arbitrage Generates Big Returns for New Fund

Digital Marketing Arbitrage Generates Big Returns for New Fund

An investment fund is off to a strong start thanks to digital marketing arbitrage, tapping niches in the $131 billion online ad market.

How to Hunt for Holiday Bargains -- and Avoid Credit Card Financing Gotchas

How to Hunt for Holiday Bargains -- and Avoid Credit Card Financing Gotchas

Here's CardHub's advice on credit cards and financing -- tips that could save you money this season.

Here’s Proof That Small Investors Are Trading More Stocks

Here’s Proof That Small Investors Are Trading More Stocks

With the S&P 500 and Dow soaring to record highs this month, individual investors are re-entering the game and hitting the go button on trades again, and again.