Financial News

Business
Large financial institutions, brokerages and investor resource providers have monopolized the financial services industry
Business
It's been about a year since we posted our last list of people to follow on Twitter for financial news. Time for an update!
Business
There are many reasons people struggle with money. For some, it could be that they spend too much. For others, it could be that they don't know how to make their money grow and work for them.
Money
The IRS tax filing deadline is this week, and the average refund so far has been about $3,500. The question is: what should you do with that refund? The truth is, a tax refund can be a lifesaver for some, but can cause more trouble for others.
Money
In my 30 years of interviewing more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people, I've found some major differences in how the wealthy approach money compared to the middle class.
Politics
The world is full of dorky bank stuff. Dorky bank stuff makes some people very rich, and far more people very poor, and still
Business
How many times have you read observations about investors being "nervous" about "missing gains"? Do you ever wonder who these investors are, or how the author has been able to accurately characterize their collective mood?
Business
My job requires reading a lot of financial news. It's one of my favorite parts. But it gives me a front-row seat to the downside of financial journalism: gibberish, nonsense, garbage, and drivel. And let me tell you, there's a lot of it.
Business
The core of the problem is the media need to fill up time and pages with fresh news or they won't be able to capture your attention. Much of the "news" is of little help to investors. Often, it is misleading and harmful.
Business
As Canadian energy stocks are finally seeing a bit of a push, and demand for Canadian commodities looks set to rise, juniors are confident that economics will ensure that Canadian oil--the cheapest in the world--will find its way to more markets, with or without Washington's approval of Keystone XL.
Business
These wells -- targeting 700 million barrels between just the two of them -- are in eastern Kenya, and this is where Taipan is. The catalysts here for Taipan are increasing by the day.
Business
Some facts about the impact of Japan's aggressive stimulus program to inject $1.4 trillion into the economy over the next two years.
Business
Kenya has become the hottest oil and gas venue in East Africa since big discoveries were made in the country's virgin oilfields last April. All eyes are on Kenya in 2013 to see how quickly -- and economically they can develop those discoveries into production.
Business
We were fortunate enough to speak with the well-known economist Ed Dolan on various energy and economic issues. Ed writes the popular economics blog Ed Dolan's Econ Blog.
Business
Anyone obsessively following the commentary of financial news on cable news networks or the Wall Street Journal -- all based in New York City -- would be struck by the almost unrelenting pessimism that characterizes their editorializing and "straight" reporting, on the actions of the Fed and the ECB.
Environment
A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment, is keeping demand for petroleum products suppressed.
Business
It must be nice to live in CNBC's world, the best of all possible worlds, where the glasses are always half-full and the rich get richer but the poor don't get poorer.
Business
The biggest financial scandal in history has gotten all of zero minutes' air time on the ABC and NBC nightly news broadcasts and only a little more time than that on CBS and the major cable news channels.
Business
Strains in money funds re-emerged over the summer on concerns about their holdings of commercial paper issued by troubled
Business
Tim Ryan, a former U.S. Treasury official, wrote in The Financial Times in 2008 that through auctions of pools of bad loans