Market Extra: The yen is ignoring Japan’s apparent efforts to halt its rise

Market Extra: The yen is ignoring Japan’s apparent efforts to halt its rise

The reappointment of super-dove Haruhiko Koruda to head the Bank of Japan for another term, and remarks by Japan’s finance minister on the importance of exchange-rate stability on Friday, has… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Trump administration weighs tariffs to curb steel, aluminum imports

The Wall Street Journal: Trump administration weighs tariffs to curb steel, aluminum imports

A worker supervises production of red hot rolled steel on the line at Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corp. in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China. The Trump administration on Friday said it… Read more »

13 Russians charged with interfering in U.S. elections

13 Russians charged with interfering in U.S. elections

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians on charges of interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russians for violating U.S. laws… Read more »

The New York Post: Playboy model’s Trump claims buried by National Enquirer in 2016 are aired in New Yorker

The New York Post: Playboy model’s Trump claims buried by National Enquirer in 2016 are aired in New Yorker

Donald Trump had an affair with former Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal — whom he met at a party for “The Apprentice” in 2006 while married to his current… Read more »

Every stock market investor should now consider a sensible strategy

Every stock market investor should now consider a sensible strategy

Are you concerned about volatility in the stock market? With the bull market turning nine years old this spring, you can expect more. There is a sensible approach for these… Read more »

For richer or poorer — how ‘the money talk’ really means ‘I love you’

For richer or poorer — how ‘the money talk’ really means ‘I love you’

What could be more complicated than love? Money, hands down. The strange, beautiful chemistry that binds two people together can make us blind to many faults. That’s good, because we… Read more »

Tim Mullaney: After the Florida school shooting, let’s listen to the students and ban assault weapons

Tim Mullaney: After the Florida school shooting, let’s listen to the students and ban assault weapons

Here we are after yet another mass shooting, saying all the same things. Except that the most eloquent voices coming from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a gunman killed… Read more »

Key Words: Former SEC boss says we have become ‘a nation of day traders’

Key Words: Former SEC boss says we have become ‘a nation of day traders’

Ex-chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Harvey Pitt had an withering take on the current state of the stock market, which has seen average speculators crushed by short-volatility products… Read more »

Key Words: Ex-SEC chairman says ‘it’s quite clear’ Wall Street‘s ‘fear gauge’ can be manipulated

Key Words: Ex-SEC chairman says ‘it’s quite clear’ Wall Street‘s ‘fear gauge’ can be manipulated

The volatility we have is troubling. And a product like VIX could be valuable to institutional investors who want to hedge against a precipitous drop in the market. But it’s… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stock market aims for 6-day win streak; S&P 500, Nasdaq set for best week since 2011

Market Snapshot: Stock market aims for 6-day win streak; S&P 500, Nasdaq set for best week since 2011

U.S. stocks rose in a broad advance on Friday, with major indexes poised for their biggest weekly gain in years as a continuing uptrend was poised to deliver the sixth… Read more »

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