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Companies have always insulate themselves against future price increases. At least you can do the same for airline tickets.

Markets are on the verge of a record high, even when you adjust for inflation.

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
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Why Obama wants markets to start sweating the debt ceiling.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 4, 2013
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Wall Street's complacency about the coming fiscal brinksmanship increases the odds of disaster.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 25, 2013
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Why high frequency trading is a dead weight loss for society

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 24, 2013
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Syria in flames. Emerging markets crashing. A debt ceiling debate nearing. This is why financial markets are doing just fine, anyway.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 27, 2013
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Wonkblog is launching a (pretend) hedge fund that shows why you probably don't want to invest in hedge funds.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 15, 2013
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Why the selloff in bond markets after a pretty good jobs report should make Ben Bernanke--and the rest of us--nervous.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 5, 2013
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World financial markets went haywire Thursday, as traders grappled with the possible end of the era of easy money.

  • Neil Irwin and Katerina Sokou
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  • Jun 20, 2013
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Here's what is really going on on the financial markets since the Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 20, 2013
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The Fed has been as transparent about its future plans as has any central bank in history. But in a central-bank driven market, the volatility isn't going away.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 20, 2013
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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
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The consumer sentiment survey scandal, Jon Hilsenrath, and the paradox of financial information.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 14, 2013
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Three key questions about the amazing volatility in the Japanese financial markets.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 13, 2013
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Markets are unfazed by Europe's latest troubles and by U.S. fiscal shenanigans. Why that might not be a good thing.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 22, 2013
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Wall Street and Washington are seeing risks from the austerity crisis very differently. Who's right?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 4, 2012
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Whether the market responds to a credit downgrade or upgrade seems little better than 50-50.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jun 21, 2012
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