Low Rates Hit Money-Market Funds

Money-market mutual funds, those havens of safety for investors during tumultuous times, are facing their own pressures as interest rates continue to decline. The funds, which historically aimed to…


U.S. investigating S&P over mortgages

  (Reuters) - The Justice Department is investigating whether Standard & Poor's improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years before the financial crisis, The New York Times…


Producer Prices Surge in July as Inflation Fears Ratchet Up

U.S. core producer prices rose at their fastest pace in six months in July, pushed up by higher tobacco and light truck costs, according to a government report on Wednesday that could stoke inflation…


LSE Trading Soars Amid Volatility

High levels of volatility in global stock markets last week, triggered by Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt and concerns over the euro zone, led to the third-highest number of daily trades…


Fitch Affirms U.S. AAA Credit Rating, Says Outlook Stable

Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Fitch Ratings affirmed its AAA credit rating for the U.S. and said the outlook is stable, citing the nation’s central role in the global financial system and the flexible,…


Fed's Lockhart says U.S. recession risks have risen

(Reuters) - The risk of a new U.S. recession has risen over the last couple of months, but an outright contraction will most likely be avoided, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart…


Don't Fall Into a 'Value Trap'

s that cheap stock you have your eye on really a "value trap"? After a 9.3% drop in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index this month, most stocks are looking cheap—but some seeming bargains may…


Low Rates May Do Little to Entice Nervous Consumers

The Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it intended to keep credit cheap for at least two more years was a clear invitation to Americans: Go out and borrow. But many economists say it will…


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BEST BUYS IN EUROPE NYSE:FTE, ETR:CBK, NYSE:AEG France Telecom SA (ADR) NYSE:FTE, Commerzbank AG ETR:CBK, AEGON N.V. (ADR) NYSE:AEG make up the Shayne Heffernan European Hot List. European Stocks…


Pension Pulse: Forget 2008, This Is Like 1987!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 Forget 2008, This Is Like 1987! Finally, someone who makes some sense! David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors was interviewed on Yahoo Daily Ticker stating, Forget 2008, This Is…