Consumer Prices Ease in December Thanks to Gas-Price Plunge

Consumer Prices Ease in December Thanks to Gas-Price Plunge

U.S. consumer prices slide 0.1% in December, dropping for the first time in nine months as gasoline prices decline. Excluding volatile food and energy items, prices rise 2.2% over the past 12 months, a moderate pace that could ease pressure on the Federal Reserve to maintain its three-year-long campaign to boost interest rates.

Top Investing Trends to Track in 2019

Top Investing Trends to Track in 2019

The markets' movement in 2019 -- and the direction of your wealth -- will largely hinge on these factors.

4 Important Things From the Fed Minutes Investors Should Know

4 Important Things From the Fed Minutes Investors Should Know

If the Fed pauses in March, that decision came after the December meeting.

Small Businesses Hiring Like It's 1999, Yet Investing Like It's 2008

Small Businesses Hiring Like It's 1999, Yet Investing Like It's 2008

U.S. small-business owners reported a big drop in December in their plans for spending on things like new equipment, locations and technology, reflecting an increasingly sober economic outlook following last year's stock-market decline.

JPMorgan, Citigroup Shares Could Tumble 20% in Recession: Goldman

JPMorgan, Citigroup Shares Could Tumble 20% in Recession: Goldman

U.S. bank stocks, hammered last year amid a slowing economy, feeble trading profits and stiff competition for deposits, could fall another 20% if a recession happens, Goldman Sachs analysts estimated.

2019 Will Be a Good Year for Income Investors

2019 Will Be a Good Year for Income Investors

For the first time in years we don't have to sacrifice quality to maintain income.

U.S. Economy Adds 312,000 Jobs In December, Well Above Expectations

U.S. Economy Adds 312,000 Jobs In December, Well Above Expectations

A government report shows that the economy added 312,000 jobs in December, well above economists' average projection of 180,000.

My Take on the Jobs Report and Trades I Like

My Take on the Jobs Report and Trades I Like

A huge beat on the headline job gains plus a clear acceleration of wage growth puts the Fed in a very tough spot.

Trump's Economy Keeps Creating Jobs Even Amid Signs of Slowdown

Trump's Economy Keeps Creating Jobs Even Amid Signs of Slowdown

A government report this week is expected to show that the economy added about 180,000 jobs last month, an increase from the 155,000 jobs added in November but below the average 206,000 jobs per month added during all of 2018.

Jim Cramer: Everything Is Going Wrong, Just Like People Said About 2019

Jim Cramer: Everything Is Going Wrong, Just Like People Said About 2019

This is some amazing moment...I say let it rain.