Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:13 pm
By Judy Martel ·

The recent, devastating news out of Japan not only tests the limits of global humanitarian efforts, but of the global economy as well. Japan is the world’s third-largest economy, and fears are spreading around developed nations about how the disaster could impact a worldwide economy that has been recovering from the recession in fits and

Monday, April 12, 2010 2:52 pm
By Greg McBride, CFA ·

Something caught my eye over the weekend. The CBOE Volatility Index, referred to as the VIX and often considered a “fear gauge” for investors, is at its lowest point since Oct. 2007. Hmmm, Oct. 2007.