List/Grid Monthly Archives: August 2017

Shutdown and default threaten U.S. safe-haven status: James Saft

Shutdown and default threaten U.S. safe-haven status: James Saft

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By James Saft (Reuters) – If the United States does more than flirt with a government shutdown… Read more »

Outside the Box: This may be the biggest financial mistake millennials are making

Outside the Box: This may be the biggest financial mistake millennials are making

Millennials have redefined restlessness in the workplace. Fully 21% have changed jobs in the past year — triple the rate of previous generations. Less than half see themselves working at… Read more »

Outside the Box: This quant pro and card counter says gambling can make you a better investor

Outside the Box: This quant pro and card counter says gambling can make you a better investor

Edward O. Thorp pioneered the use of quantitative investment techniques in the financial markets. He is the author of “Beat the Dealer,” which was the first book to prove mathematically… Read more »

The Tell: Crypto exec says bitcoin is in a bubble — but it’ll still hit $5 trillion market cap

The Tell: Crypto exec says bitcoin is in a bubble — but it’ll still hit $5 trillion market cap

It’s not quite the $500,000 forecast John McAfee wagered his manhood on, but Aaron Lasher, co-founder and CMO of Breadwallet, sees bitcoin’s market cap exploding to as high as $5… Read more »

Outside the Box: 10 questions to ask yourself before you buy — or sell — a house

Outside the Box: 10 questions to ask yourself before you buy — or sell — a house

Housing is the biggest expense for most American families, typically devouring a third of their budget. Are those dollars getting spent wisely? Here are 10 questions to ask yourself: 1…. Read more »

Capitol Report: Trump expected to end Obama’s DACA program: report

Capitol Report: Trump expected to end Obama’s DACA program: report

President Donald Trump may end the Obama-era DACA program as soon as Friday, according to a report. President Donald Trump is expected to announce plans as soon as Friday to… Read more »

Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield posts largest monthly drop in more than a year

Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield posts largest monthly drop in more than a year

Treasury prices rose, pushing yields lower, on Thursday after a soft inflation reading extended a five-month streak of weak core prices data and underlined doubts about the Federal Reserve’s ability… Read more »

Market Snapshot: S&P 500, Dow end fifth straight month with gains

Market Snapshot: S&P 500, Dow end fifth straight month with gains

U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday, with the main indexes posting their fifth consecutive monthly gain. Meanwhile, a rally in biotech shares pushed the Nasdaq Composite into record territory. Earlier, a… Read more »

HBO is preparing for a world without ‘Game of Thrones’ — its most popular show

HBO is preparing for a world without ‘Game of Thrones’ — its most popular show

The penultimate season seven of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” ended on a record note. The finale, titled “The Dragon and the Wolf,” pulled in 12.1 million viewers, making Sunday another… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stock market climbs after economic data

Market Snapshot: Stock market climbs after economic data

U.S. stock-market indexes rose modestly Thursday, supported by a pair of economic reports that highlighted continued improvement in the economy. Low levels of first-time jobless claims suggest the labor market… Read more »

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