Featured StoryHave you noticed that the world is on a creeping - some (that would be me) would say cascading - slide into socialism?
It started with one giant step in the direction of economic socialism.
Economic socialism is specifically the shared risk the public has been yoked into pulling on behalf of banks.
The unmistakable and indelible footprints of socialism's latest forward march have been made by collectivist central bankers, pushed forward (at least that's the direction for them) by...
Fed Meeting Today: Are You Ready for QE3?
Investors have prepared for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting today and tomorrow to end with the announcement of a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) - and that's a good bet to make.
Today's Fed meeting will likely end...
Could QE3 Really Do Less for the Economy Than the iPhone 5?
Investors are eagerly waiting to hear if U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will announce QE3 this week. Bernanke speaks Thursday at the conclusion of the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and many expect him to announce some form of stimulus to revive the struggling U.S. economy.
But there's another huge event scheduled this week, one that could provide a tool other...
QE3 Risks: Why this Harvard Economist Fears More Stimulus
High U.S. unemployment and slowing economic growth have stoked hopes of a third round of quantitative easing, or QE3, from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted that more was on the way - although failed to indicate when - in a speech Friday at the Jackson Hole, WY, economic symposium.
Bernanke repeated the Fed's recent stance that current economic...
QE3 Still on Table, Bernanke Says in Jackson Hole Speech
The Federal Reserve is looking at more action to prop up the lagging U.S. economy, including a third round of quantitative easing (QE3), Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech today (Friday).
Much of the speech, delivered at the Fed's annual retreat at Jackson Hole, WY, made a case for the effectiveness of the central bank's easy-money policies since 2007, including "nontraditional" actions such as QE1, QE2, and Operation Twist.
Stock Market Today: Markets See-Saw on Bernanke Speech
Today's FOMC Meeting Too Early for Action
There is little doubt that the struggling U.S. economy could use some goosing, and the U.S. Federal Reserve is in a position to deliver a good boost.
But, a move isn't likely at the conclusion of today's (Wednesday) Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.
While a fresh spate of data suggests new steps from the central bank are warranted, many economists warn that the economy doesn't need immediate...
Four Debt-Free Companies to Own if the Markets Tank–and Even if They Don't
Many investors remain on the sidelines under the impression that every company has been stopped in its tracks by the financial crisis. Somehow they've convinced themselves there's nothing worth owning.
The problem is it's just not true. Companies that carry little or no debt are kicking butt and will continue to do so even if the markets stumble.
Not only are most of them tacking on solid numbers in very volatile markets, but over time these debt-free companies are proving themselves to be stable and...
What I Wish Ben Bernanke Knew About Japan
I've called Japan my "other" home since 1989 and in that time I've seen it change in ways that ought to scare the pants off you.
I say that not to ruin your day, but because I fear we are headed down the same exact road as long as Ben Bernanke and his central banking buddies think it's easier to print money than actually stimulate real growth.
In doing so, they are re-creating Japan's "Lost Decades" here at home with years of smoldering, piss-poor growth as our destiny.
Yet it doesn't have to...
Are We Headed Straight for Recession 2013?
Fresh reports pointing to a slowdown in the struggling U.S. economy, coupled with worries of Europe's fiscal woes, have experts warning that Recession 2013 is inevitable.
The dismal and downtrodden jobs numbers, the elevated long-term unemployment levels, the ailing housing market and the looming "fiscal cliff" are all fueling recession fears.