macroeconomics

Is Revlon a Safe Investment?

Personal-care companies, just like the entire consumer-goods sector, have suffered amid global economic headwinds. Revlon  is no exception,...

Is Winmark Worthy of Your Portfolio?

Companies in the retail sector are highly exposed to cyclical economic conditions as well as high competition. Neither of these are qualities...

Can Investors Learn to Love Greece Again?


Source: Flickr / Pedro Szekely.

For most investors, Greece represents economic catastrophe and is seen as a good way to make...

China's Days of "Stealing" the World's Oil and Gas Are Numbered

Developing the Western Oilfields of China (Source: PetroChina)

For years, China's oil companies PetroChina , Sinopec , and CNOOC...

Hot Car Sales, Hotter Gambling Stocks, a Bad Education for U of Phoenix, and What Shook Markets Last

Instead of grieving over your busted March Madness brackets (curse you, UConn), check out what pumped stocks to record highs during last week...

The 1 Thing You Should Never Pay for With a Credit Card

Like most people who don't own a home, I pay rent every month. This past Tuesday after I debited my monthly payment directly from my bank...

10 Cities That Provide The Best Bang for Your Buck

With the U.S. Economy officially on the road to recovery, there are 10 cities that stand out as the most affordable places to live in...

The U.S. Economy Has a Long Way to Go According to This Powerful Woman

This week, the newest chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, provided frank and honest insight into how she feels the U.S. economy is...

Why Demand for DryShips, Navios Maritime Partners, and Diana Shipping May Be Much Greater Than You T

Global iron ore demand continues to escalate, and is pulling production and shipments along in its wake. DryShips couldn't be more excited. ...

Is Your Money Safe With 3M Co.'s Dividend?

There are many different things to consider before buying an ownership interest in a publicly traded company. These include the business...

If You're a Defensive-Minded Investor You Should Consider American Electric Power

It's no secret that the economy in the United States is far from booming. We're still struggling with persistently high...

LINN Energy As A Way to Hedge The Rising Price of Gasoline

Virtually anybody who reads the financial news or drives a car knows that the price of gasoline has surged lately. This has undoubtedly had...

Russia Sanctions and U.S. Investment: A Silver Lining?

With Russia's annexation of Crimea prompting worrisome forecasts regarding Eastern Ukraine and the eventual effects of sanctions, what do...

How Deregulation Could Save China's Economy

Headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

With China's economy expected to grow more...