List/Grid Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Sniff Test: Foxconn’s history of broken promises casts a shadow on Wisconsin news

The Sniff Test: Foxconn’s history of broken promises casts a shadow on Wisconsin news

News that Foxconn is planning to build a plant in Wisconsin was announced to some fanfare late Wednesday by Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump. Not everyone is cheering…. Read more »

Beat the System: To ace a job interview, do this one thing for 15 minutes

Beat the System: To ace a job interview, do this one thing for 15 minutes

A hundred years ago, the French psychologist Emile Coue made popular the idea that you could boost your performance in your professional life by taking simple steps to lift your… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow buoyed by Boeing, as tech leads broader retreat in stock market

Market Snapshot: Dow buoyed by Boeing, as tech leads broader retreat in stock market

The Dow industrials traded in record territory on Monday, but the broader market came under selling pressure as the volatile technology sector slumped. Major indexes, however, remained on track to… Read more »

Market Extra: July’s best-performing assets—in charts

Market Extra: July’s best-performing assets—in charts

There was no summer lull for financial and commodity markets in July, with several assets logging their biggest gains in months. A mix of earnings reports, political jitters, Chinese growth… Read more »

The Fed: Fed’s Fischer says fiscal, regulatory measures best cure for global low interest rates

The Fed: Fed’s Fischer says fiscal, regulatory measures best cure for global low interest rates

By Senior economics reporter Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, says the low level of global interest rates is a worry for central bankers. Monetary policy must take… Read more »

Outside the Box: 24 money-manager clichés — and what they really mean

Outside the Box: 24 money-manager clichés — and what they really mean

I’ve spent a good chunk of my career looking at various funds, strategies, presentations, pitch books and sales pitches from money managers. While this experience has come from all sorts… Read more »

What Trump could do to make Obamacare ‘implode’

What Trump could do to make Obamacare ‘implode’

After the so-called “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act failed to pass in a Senate vote early Friday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted out his thoughts on the subject…. Read more »

FA Center: Will stocks in the 21st century behave like they did in the 19th and 20th?

FA Center: Will stocks in the 21st century behave like they did in the 19th and 20th?

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Will the stock market in coming years behave like it did during the last two decades — or the two centuries before them? It’s impossible… Read more »

BookWatch: 9 books about financial markets you really should read

BookWatch: 9 books about financial markets you really should read

Earlier this week I wrote (again) about the importance of understanding financial market history. This prompted a few people to ask for some of my favorite books on the topic…. Read more »

Financial crisis policy response is making the housing market less equal, report argues

Financial crisis policy response is making the housing market less equal, report argues

Federal policy meant to stabilize the financial system and housing market has worsened inequality, with particularly damaging implications for the housing market, a new report argues. The paper, from the… Read more »

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