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

Should you buy Twitter stock when it goes public this week? Only if you are confident you know the future of social media.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 4, 2013
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The Nasdaq used to own tech companies. Now they're big business.

Its filings are secret, but much is understood.

The changes to the Dow Jones industrial average show the absurdity of the Dow Jones industrial average.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 10, 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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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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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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Housing prices are up, stocks are up, and consumers are more confident, despite tighter fiscal policy. Here's why.

  • Neil Irwin and Ylan Q. Mui
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  • May 29, 2013
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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
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Arbitrary stock index hits arbitary number. But it's not as meaningless as you might think.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 7, 2013
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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
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What Alcoa's new earnings can tell us about the economy, the stock market, and the outlook for American workers.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 9, 2013
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Why the wrongest investment book ever offered bad advice in 1999, and its author is wrong today.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 8, 2013
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Neil Irwin and I talk about the Dow's "peak" and whether it matters.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 6, 2013
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When the Fed's the only game in town, don't be surprised if markets boom while the economy languishes.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 6, 2013
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As CNBC's Jeff Cox writes, "in inflation-adjusted dollars, the Dow would need to hit 15,731.54 to break the record." It's not there yet.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 5, 2013
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Surprise! We have the biggest market boom since the 1990s underway. But this one has much more solid fundamentals.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jan 23, 2013
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What the markets are telling us about the austerity crisis: They aren't very worried.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 16, 2012
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