Has gold been trumped?

September 30, 2011

When Donald Trump accepts gold bullion as a security deposit for one of his buildings, is it time to bail out of the yellow metal as it heads for its worst month in three years?

Balancing your portfolio in a bonkers market

September 26, 2011

Balance is a rare bird these days. Jobs, housing, stocks, European debt: All seem to be in a spasmodic tailspin.

How to focus in a manic market

September 23, 2011

While the market was doing another backward swan dive, one email came to me that reflected the mass anxiety: “Some are saying it may be time to panic, and I am resisting. What do you think? And what does panic mean: Jump? Sell off?”

Why household debt reduction could jumpstart economy

September 19, 2011

If we could move beyond the housing crisis, where would we find the seeds of a broad-based turnaround?

Perry’s monstrous lies about Social Security

September 16, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry, the GOP presidential candidate who calls Social Security a “monstrous lie” and a “Ponzi scheme” has implied that future retirees can’t rely upon receiving benefits from the system.

Double-dip recession porridge: 3 bears dish it out

September 12, 2011

Now that fears of a double-dip recession are on everyone’s mind, the bears are on the prowl and really cranky.

Days of simmering carbon rage in the post 9/11 world

September 9, 2011

By John Wasik
The opinions expressed are his own.

Three friends were recently arrested for sitting in front of the White House to protest a potentially damaging Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. They were joined by actress Darryl Hannah, environmentalist Bill McKibben and more than 1,200 others.

Financial advisers consistently ask the wrong questions

September 6, 2011

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson If you go to see a financial adviser and you are only asked two main questions — how much money will you need in retirement and what’s your risk tolerance? —¬†you should run for the hills.

Where is the real U.S. jobs plan?

September 2, 2011

Jobs, justice and peace. Have three themes ever been so intimately intertwined since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., championed this tri-partite campaign in his 1967 March on Washington?