Relief washed over the bond market this week after the Federal Reserve decided to hold off on hiking interest rates. But many investors were left to wonder: Was it just a temporary reprieve?
When it seems like the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that applies research from behavioral science to financial markets.
Shanghai's volatility on Monday prompted the plunge for American investors.
Some of Wall Street's newest investment advisers don't have a degree in business or a corner office in Manhattan. They're also not human.
As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government's largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history.
Imagine the bond market as a crowded swimming pool, except it's one where the water level drops whenever someone tries to leave. By the time you attempt to get out, you're stuck at the bottom, unable to exit because the ladder is 10 feet above your head.
The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign.
It's tempting to think of China's stock market crash this summer as just a faraway problem. It's not. If you have a 401(k) or IRA, odds are good that you have at least a sliver of your savings in Chinese companies.
You can read all about it on social media and newspapers, but you won't find a trace of it where it really matters: Your next 401(k) statement.
U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after Greeks rejected the terms of the country's latest bailout. European markets had bigger losses Monday, but not as bad as many were expecting.