Around the world, central banks are dragging out or canceling interest-rate increases. The effect, however, is unclear.
A portfolio of master limited partnerships that yields roughly 6% is there for the asking.
The central bank's promise of further action is only enabling investors.
Unless we have a severe recession, many of the stocks you see in free fall will be higher a year from now.
A failure to reach an agreement on the debt ceiling by Aug. 2 wouldn't have to result in a default on US bonds. But how would traders react?
Analysis: The deadlock in Washington has gotten so bad that the nation's central bank is getting ready for what might happen after Uncle Sam bounces his checks.
Bernanke simply kicked the can down the road. With his Fed-speak behind us, it's time to focus again on individual stocks, leaving others to pontificate on the big picture.
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