A perfect storm of economic factors has fueled a huge 5-year rise. Here's why that could come to a sudden end.
Here's what to do in case interest rates go up and the prices of bonds decline.
A look at the first family's portfolio shows that even the leader of the free world could benefit from some basic investment advice.
Investors don't have to settle for low returns -- if they're willing to do a little homework.
Once again, warning signs from high-yield bonds and emerging-market stocks prove prescient as equities tip over into a new downtrend.
Last week's optimism fades as structural problems and trouble in Europe re-emerge, threatening a months-long downtrend.
Will the biotech need to find a suitor after the halting of a once-promising development program?
This bond fund acts like a large-cap stock in bull markets and a defensive stock when times are tough.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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