- Global markets come under pressure as troubles mount in Ukraine and Gaza. Is this the trigger the stock market was waiting for? Unfolding geopolitical risks
- Higher oil prices follow sanctions and jet crash, with crude prices up $2 a barrel. Biggest two-day spike since December
- Brokers put consumers' interests second, or maybe third, behind their own. 'The entire process is insulting to consumers'
- Bitcoins saddled with label of a bubble currency after falling 45% from last year's peak. Skepticism around the virtual currency
- GE's planned spinoff of Synchrony Financial is the company's first step in exiting the consumer finance business. Adjusting its focus
- Got VIX? If and when volatility starts to climb, there are some S&P 500 stocks likely to show positive correlations. Hedging low-volatility concerns
Investment Insights: The Blogblog
Jeff Benjamin breaks down the game for advisers and clients.
Global markets feeling pressure from increased geopolitical risks
Plus: Oil moves higher on the bad news, brokers keep consumers on the back burner, the Bitcoin bubble connection, GE's financial unit spinoff, and where to go when volatility starts rising
Jul 18, 2014 @ 7:39 am