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Reports finds U.S. financial secrecy worsening

By J.C. Derrick
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Money | WASHINGTON—The United States is one of the world’s most secret financial jurisdictions, according to a watchdog group’s new global ranking. The Tax…

Investing in Babylon: What we ought to do

Investing in Babylon: What we ought to do

By David L. Bahnsen
Posted

Personal Finance | We established in the first column of this three-part series that we know investing is the pursuit of a return on capital—some premium return above the…

Former lawmakers sit on millions in unspent campaign funds

By Tony Douglas
Posted

Elections | Dinner leftovers often taste better the next day, but leftovers from campaign funds can be even sweeter. Until 1989, retiring lawmakers or candidates who lost…

Investing in Babylon: What we do not know

Investing in Babylon: What we do not know

By David L. Bahnsen
Posted

Personal Finance | We do not know what we do not know, to butcher and sort of combine quotes from Socrates and Donald Rumsfeld. The first column in my three-part series focused…

Dollars and Sense: Is Wall Street whistling past the graveyard?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Another bull run or dead-cat bounce? It’s hard to believe, given the economic news and the recent stock market correction, but we’ve experienced a bit of…

Investing in Babylon: What we do know

By David L. Bahnsen
Posted

Personal Finance | In biblical times, it was not a given that people would have excess moneys to invest. The cultures to which various “investment” advice were written in…

Dollars and Sense: Investors happily bid third quarter farewell

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Weak employment report. The news everyone was waiting for last week, the monthly unemployment report, came on Friday. It was a pretty weak report. The…

Dollars and Sense: Volkswagen woes top economic news

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volkswagen woes. After weeks of covering stock market gyrations and monetary policy related to the Federal Reserve, last week the business news shifted to…

Dollars and Sense: Fed stays the course but market uncertainty continues

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Fed stays the course. The Federal Reserve met last week and decided to leave interest rates unchanged—at near zero percent. That decision wasn’t a…

Psyched out

By David Skeel
Posted

Money | What can explain the summer stock market swoon?

Dollars and Sense: Waiting for the Fed

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | The new normal? The activity in the stock market seems to be returning to normal, though it is something of a new normal. A chart of the Dow Jones Industrial…

Dollars and Sense: Markets remain cautious but not as volatile

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Fears abated. Last week, I said the markets would calm down a bit from the extreme volatility of the week before, and they did—but not a lot. We did see a…

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