11th August 2011
Amidst all the downgrade talk, one crucial point has been largely missing: there's a very good reason why it was S&P, and not Moody's, which downgraded the US. It's this: the two companies don't measure the same thing with their credit ratings.
Through the eyes of a Wall Street Banker?
How serious the crime of insider trading is and what is an appropriate punishment for an offense that often involves successful individuals who can argue they did not mean to cause any real harm.
"Be greedy when others are fearful"
One reason that economics is not a true science is that economists can't really perform experiments in which certain details are altered to see if they change the results and in what way.But once in a while economists get to observe a natural experiment where policy is changed in a way that allows a theory to be tested by real-world results.
Global business sentiment has turned bearish. Executives who expect global business conditions to worsen now outnumber those who think things will improve.
The USA might be suffering a short-term balance sheet recession, but the problem facing our economy today is much larger. We are suffering from a shortage of Apple Corporations.
What are the do's and don'ts of investing?
The risk of another recession in the U.S. is growing and investors need to adjust their portfolio holdings accordingly.
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