July 2011

When a crisis creates uncertainty, markets often become volatile, especially when the scope of the disaster isn't clear. A crisis is like Janus, the Roman god with faces that looked…

July 25, 2011

Market Week: July 25, 2011

The MarketsĀ : Despite the arm-wrestling both here and abroad over deficits and debt, investors clearly had no problems with risk aversion last week. The Dow saw its best day of…

July 25, 2011

Market Week: July 18, 2011

The MarketsĀ : Despite the wrangling over the deficit and its connection to the debt ceiling, Treasury securities held up well; prices even rose slightly as investors sought refuge from anxieties…

July 18, 2011

Market Week: July 11, 2011

The MarketsĀ : Friday's disappointing employment numbers took the edge off equities' earlier gains, but the domestic indices managed to remain in the plus column for the week. The small-cap Russell…

July 11, 2011

Market Week: July 5, 2011

The Markets Greek revival: After domestic equities' weeks-long downdraft, last week's five straight days of fireworks were something to celebrate. The Dow had triple-digit gains on all but one of…

July 5, 2011