Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, January 30, 2012 1:33 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It’s a big week for economic data, and the stock market could react to reports released through the week. “The focus will be on Europe today and maybe tomorrow,” says John Stewart, an economist and founder of Vantage Economics. “Then the focus will shift to the domestic economy with some of the reports coming out,

Monday, January 23, 2012 12:45 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The stock market is a bit like the id in Freud’s theories. Pleasure-seeking and pain-avoiding, it reacts first and asks questions later. As a result, regular economic data reports can inspire whoops of enthusiasm  or exaggerated despair in stock prices. Here’s a look at some of the economic reports coming out this week that could