Former Fed Chairman Robert Heller on why we need to stop raising interest rates now

font size The money supply is declining in absolute terms. Additional tightening by the US Federal Reserve risks triggering a recession, writes Robert Heller. El Drago/Bloomberg About the author: Robert Heller He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Inflation is the most important issue facing the economy … Read more

This options strategy can help you outperform the market

font size CH Robinson Worldwide, a freight forwarding and logistics company, has been added to the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, Dream time Most people are rational in their non-financial lives. They don’t believe in madness or expect to throw football like Tom Brady, write poetry like T.S. Eliot, or sing like Nina Simoneor cook … Read more

The money supply contracted for the first time. What does stagnation mean.

font size The Fed raised interest rates seven times in the past year. Andy Jacobson/AFP/Getty Images The Federal Reserve faces a very important decision in the coming weeks. Markets expect the central bank to raise interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, marking a significant slowdown in the pace of history-making increases. If … Read more

Microsoft stock jumps with earnings difference and solid cloud results

font size Microsoft is facing a slowdown in the growth of its cloud computing business. Gerard Julien/AFP via Getty Images Microsoft Shares jumped in late trading on Tuesday after the software company’s latest quarterly profit came in slightly better than expected. While the company saw weakness in its PC software business, Microsoft (stock ticker: MSFT) … Read more

The market still looks frothy. Here is one way to hedge your bets.

font size The VIX was recently around 20, down about 42% since late September, when recession fears rose. Michael M Santiago/Getty Images The only thing investors have to fear is the absence of fear itself. The stock market has surprisingly advanced in 2023, and many stocks have behaved better, as investors discount the prospect of … Read more