With trades now measured in nanoseconds, Wall Street is out of control. A couple of days off like we had this week -- without the accompanying hurricane, of course -- wouldn't hurt. Also: 5 years off the highs.
No matter who wins the presidency, Federal Reserve policies and players are unlikely to change much, and Bernanke will be with us a while longer. But Wall Street seems to think change is on the way.
The blasé reaction to reports from 2 tech leaders proves that sometimes the market likes what it doesn't see and ignores what it can't miss.
Surprising strength in employment seems not to fit with fundamental economic weakness. The iPhone maker may be a clearer sign of what lies ahead for US companies.
One of the world's most successful investors doesn't mind holding cash, if the time and the price are right. You shouldn't either.
Americans may finally be waking up to the realization that their best defense against more than 20 years of Fed mismanagement is a shiny yellow metal.
We may look back on QE3 as the long-awaited 'beginning of the end' of the great bond bull market.
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