Politics

Learn about the most important political developments in Washington and elsewhere that affect investors.

I just received a copy of a fascinating book, "1913: In Search of the World Before the Great...

Whenever I hear the old adage that “there’s always a bull market somewhere,” I tend to think that...

It is looking like the stock market turmoil that kicked into high gear last week has rolled over...

The markets -- stocks, bonds, gold, and commodities -- tumbled after Ben Bernanke gave his most explicit signal...

Since May 22, the only story that really matters to the markets is what the Federal Reserve is...

Ever since Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted that the Fed could begin tapering its stimulating efforts, volatility returned...

The Federal Reserve controls interest rates, right? Not so fast. Ben Bernanke and Co. set the Discount Rate,...

For the past couple of weeks, the 2013 bull stampede has slowed considerably. Indeed, ever since the Fed...

Volatility has returned to the stock market in the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed. One of the...

"In the end, there was no money left to pay the army, build forts or ships, or protect...