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RE-FOCUSED: The significant volatility of the equity markets recently has injected a needed clear-eyed evaluation of risk and reward, one that recent market calm has pushed to the back of investors’ minds.

Three lessons: Volatility can be transformed into opportunities.

The recent stocks roller-coaster reminded me of three lessons I learned many years ago as an investor in emerging markets. If well understood and...

Does Dow 20,000 matter? Mostly no

The Dow Jones Industrial Average came tantalizing close to 20,000 on Jan. 6, a record level that is being closely watched (and hyped) by...

Holiday-shopping lessons

Phew. Somehow, I survived the uncertainty and anxiety of what economists like me often regard as an inefficient tradition: spending hours looking for the...

5 things to watch for in Dec. 14 Fed meeting

The Dec. 14 announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee will be of particular interest, not only for what it says about any change...

Don’t ignore this jobs report, even though a rate hike is...

The monthly U.S. jobs report for November that will be released on Friday is unlikely to be so bad that the Federal Open Market...

How markets will react to the U.S. elections

As Americans prepare to go to the polls after one of the most bizarre election campaigns, here are the main things that investors should...

Jobs report brings much-needed good news

The global economy desperately needed some good news. That's what it got in the latest U.S. jobs report.Ahead of today's release of the U.S....

The Fed meets expectations, with a caveat

As was widely anticipated, Federal Reserve officials refrained from adopting new policy measures at the conclusion of their two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. But...

What the Fed statement signals and why

The Federal Reserve acted as expected Wednesday: It left interest rates unchanged and used language that was somewhat more hawkish, increasing the probability of...

Market calm may be only a brief reprieve

Last week, global equity investors got a much-needed reprieve from volatile, loss-inflicting markets. But rather than signaling the start of a calmer market phase,...
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