financial-markets

Why investors love Twitter’s low sales numbers

For investors in the Twitter IPO, the fact that the company is early in its process of monetizing the social network may be part of the appeal.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 7, 2013

Markets (still) aren’t too worried about the debt ceiling. Markets are sometimes wrong.

Why Obama wants markets to start sweating the debt ceiling.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 4, 2013

Does Dodd-Frank work? We asked 16 experts to find out

Fans and skeptics weigh in on how the implementation of the landmark financial regulation law is going.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jul 20, 2013

Look out below! The price of gold is plummeting.

Why the sell-off in gold is good for the economy

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 27, 2013

Finance people are from Mars, and economics people are from Venus

Finance people and economics people don't really understand each other, as a tense exchange on CNBC shows.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 19, 2013

Yikes! The Japanese stock market cratered overnight

A huge drop in Japanese stocks overnight shows how fragile markets have become in this central bank-driven world

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 23, 2013

Why are hedge fund titans so upset about the stock market boom?

Financial markets are doing great! Here's why financial market types are so angry about that.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 9, 2013

This is how jittery financial markets are, in one chart

The wild ride on markets after a false tweet about a White House explosion shows the jitteriness of markets.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 23, 2013

Why online dating services are like financial markets (and not just because you might get lucky)

What Match.com and the New York Stock Exchange have in common: Liquidity.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Feb 14, 2013

Markets to Washington: You know nothing of our work

Markets aren't demanding deficit reduction, and other things that Washington misunderstands about Wall Street.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jan 17, 2013

Markets aren’t sweating the fiscal cliff

Wall Street calls Washington's bluff on the fiscal cliff

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 31, 2012