Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
By:
Michael L. Schwartz
Every decade spawns market gurus who make a few correct calls, get media attention, then fizzle out. In the 1960s, we had Gerry Tsai and Fred Carr, mutual-fund gunslingers. In the 1970s, we had Joe Granville and Henry Kaufmann. In the 1980s, it was Robert Prechter and Elaine Garzarelli. The 1990s had the high-flying Internet stock managers. Today, Nouriel Roubini...
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By:
Scott D. Warshaw
If China and Japan change their minds, could the United States have a problem? Since 1980, America has imported more than it has exported. It makes up for this trade deficit by issuing Treasury bonds and other debt instruments. Foreign governments have long lined up to buy them. China holds almost $800 billion of U.S. Treasuries. That's the April 2009...
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If there's a silver lining to the recession, it's the competition that's driving businesses in nearly every industry to woo consumers with ever-escalating deals. That's good news for you -- the smart shopper -- but it can be time-consuming to separate the hype and hollow promises from the truly great deals out there. Online coupon and deal Web sites, in...
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By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
We've suffered a great trauma over the past two years, and though we seem to be on the mend, the aftershocks linger. Eyeing nervously the recent 50 percent rise in the market, we wonder whether it will continue, or if we will be disappointed once again. Is this the proverbial "sucker's rally"? Will the autumnal months of September and October...
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By:
Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
If you're planning to become engaged this holiday season, you're not alone. According to a Modern Bride survey, more than 25 percent of all couples initiate their plans to tie the knot in November and December. If you're among the couples who soon will begin wedding planning, it's important to remember that while your engagement is the first step toward...
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