The Pit and the Pendulum: Market Recon

The Pit and the Pendulum: Market Recon

The federal government is still partially shut down. There is a debt ceiling out there with our name on it, and a looming expiration date on its suspension.

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.

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.

Jim Cramer: Jay Powell Is a Nightmare for President Trump and Stock Buyers

Jim Cramer: Jay Powell Is a Nightmare for President Trump and Stock Buyers

5 key things investors need to know about their portfolios and how to proceed after the Fed's disappointing announcement.

Fed Seen Raising Rates as Markets Reel, Trump Rants

Fed Seen Raising Rates as Markets Reel, Trump Rants

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to boost the benchmark for short-term borrowing costs at a meeting that concludes Wednesday. Fed officials may also signal that they might pause or halt the rate-hiking campaign early next year.

Trump-Era Budget Deficits Turn Treasury Bonds Into Unsafe Haven

Trump-Era Budget Deficits Turn Treasury Bonds Into Unsafe Haven

President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion of tax cuts, designed to stimulate growth, have decimated government revenue, ballooning the federal budget deficit and forcing Treasury Department officials to cover the gap by borrowing money in ever-growing amounts. Investors face losses in 2019 as yields on Treasury bonds necessarily rise -- to attract enough buyers for the debt.

How Markets Behave Before and After Fed Rate Decisions

How Markets Behave Before and After Fed Rate Decisions

Data shows market volatility can impact expectations of the FOMC's rate decisions and the response to the rate announcement.

Your Worst Enemy In a Bear Market Is Yourself

Your Worst Enemy In a Bear Market Is Yourself

The easiest way to lose a lot of money in a poor market is to not have a plan.

Jim Cramer: I Can't Tell You to Buy This Market

Jim Cramer: I Can't Tell You to Buy This Market

I am urging you to think a little more long-term.

FOMC - The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight: Market Recon

FOMC - The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight: Market Recon

How to stop an economic calamity while the rest of the planet goes into hibernation? Not easy.