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Investing in Babylon: What we do not know

Investing in Babylon: What we do not know

By David L. Bahnsen
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Money | What can explain the summer stock market swoon?

Dollars and Sense: Waiting for the Fed

By Warren Cole Smith
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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…

Dollars and Sense: Is the Wall Street roller coaster over?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility high. Last week was a roller coaster on Wall Street. The CBOE Volatility Index, a measure of the premium traders are willing to pay for protection…

Midday Roundup: China’s slumping economy drags Wall Street down

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Wall Street’s wild ride. Stock market trading yesterday started with a sell-off: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points. A slowdown…

Dollars and Sense: The long-predicted stock market correction is here

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Buckle up. Unless you’ve been on a desert island, you know last week was rough in the markets. Monday was a fair day, but Tuesday and Wednesday were down…

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