The most common derivatives aren't the ones you've heard about at Goldman Sachs and AIG. Instead, they help keep down borrowing costs and product prices for consumers.
With the stock market roiling, it’s a good time to recommit to some investing basics, like the importance of picking funds with low fees.
Stock market volatility can make investors want to jump ship into bonds. Is shifting around your 401(k) funds a good idea?
Historically, stocks decline during the first two years of a president's term, and then rebound in the third.
CA's name game; Europe's Google-gate; MGM's shoddy suit; Ambac's swan song; Germany's blitz on short-sellers.
Ever wonder what those ratings agencies do? Turns out they don't do much.
Citigroup overcompensates; Fannie's mayhem; deranged exchanges; Boston blackout; tech trashed by Obama.
Market volatility last week means it might be a good time for a refresher on trading techniques that can be used by investors to avoid these pitfalls.
Major exchanges have agreed in principle to a uniform system of "circuit breakers" that would slow trading during periods of intense market volatility.
Dividends never really went away, but they're enjoying a surge in popularity since investors want an alternative to low fixed-income yields.