How Stock Markets Have Changed

Celebrating its 125th birthday, we can use the Dow Jones Industrial Average to see how the U.S. economy has changed

Why It’s Tough to Make Stock Market Predictions

The long term increase of the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials misleadingly entices investors to believe that it’s easy to make stock market predictions.

Why Wall Street Might Care About Femtoseconds

Whether looking at the nineteenth century or now, Wall Street has always had fast traders who knew how to get the news before their competitors.

The Results of Warren Buffett’s Million Dollar Bet

With a Vanguard S&P Index fund competing against a group of hedge funds, a decade-long Warren Buffett bet for $1 million has just ended.

Weekly Roundup: From Savers to Shoppers

This week’s economic news summary includes sales tax debates,municipal revenue, stock markets and politics, Uber’s externalities, and productivity problems.

Weekly News Roundup: From Soap Operas to Stock Markets

This week’s economic news summary included price and the neurology of shopping, time and globalization, stock market history and the Brazilian gender gap.

Weekly Roundup: From Chicken Sandwiches to Budget Gridlock

Our economic news summary includes chicken sandwiches, reefers and the supply chain, the internet and the information infrastructure and the federal budget.

How Mood Affects Your Bank Loan

Through behavioral finance studies of robberies and emotion laden events like the Super Bowl, researchers show a correlation between mood and decisions.

Weekly Roundup: From Data Spies to Ivory Trackers

Our economic news summary ranges from elasticity and a Berkeley soda tax to the minimum wage and the cost of living, to the power of the market and ivory.

Weekly Roundup: From Slow Mommy Tracks to Fast Wall Street Traders

Our weekly economics news summary included the yuan and foreign exchange, Google and branding, parental leave and incentives, and choosing your own price.