Beneath Markets’ Calm Are Signs of Growing Investor Caution

By LANDON THOMAS Jr. August 9, 2017 President Trump threatened nuclear war with North Korea, and the markets yawned. While stocks in Asia sold off initially, the main market measures in the United States were off less than half a percent on Wednesday as...

Common Sense: Buy? Sell? Politics May Move the Market, but Rarely for Long

May 25, 2017 Common Sense By JAMES B. STEWART The United States stock market shuddered last week on a report that President Trump had tried to stop an F.B.I. investigation of his former national security adviser, with the Dow Jones industrials falling 373 points in...

Economic Trends: The Stock Market Is Weirdly Calm. Here’s a Theory of Why.

Economic Trends By NEIL IRWIN May 9, 2017 When Donald J. Trump won the presidency in November, one bet seemed like a sure thing: We were in for a volatile few years. And in Washington, that forecast has come true. This unconventional presidency is creating...