stock market

Reality Asserts Itself - Rana Foroohar

May 9, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar says the legalization of stock buybacks in 1982 allowed companies like Apple to now spend only 15% of their investments on R&D, while the majority is spent on market manipulation; the Financial Times columnist and author of “Makers and Takers” says the move from traditional pensions to 401k’s makes everyone feel they benefit from finance, when the vast majority of profits go to the elites and most people’s living standards deteriorate – with host Paul Jay

Economic Bubbles and the Myth of High Returns

April 4, 2018

Stock prices are soaring now, but a price drop of 10-20% is a real possibility, says economist Dean Baker

Wall Street Bankers’ Executive Bonuses Highlight Worsening Inequality

April 3, 2018

Banks are collecting money from every corner of this economy, becoming “the special winner in the capitalist game of our time,” says economist Richard D. Wolff. The bonuses “strike another blow for that growing inequality between the rich and everybody else in the United States”

Unregulated Financial Markets Created a Stock Bubble

February 9, 2018

The current average price-to-earnings ratio of stocks is still far above the historic average, so we should not be surprised that there is a stock bubble and that it burst, explains PERI economist Robert Pollin

The Rise and Fall of the Stock Market: What to Expect

February 8, 2018

Economist Dean Baker says that after such a sharp run-up in stock prices, “it really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that you’re going to see some downturn in the market”

A Booming Stock Market Does Not Mean a Strong US Economy

January 31, 2018

During his State of the Union speech, Trump touted the recent stock market boom as proof of how well the U.S. is doing. However, as economist Bill Black explains, the boom has nothing to do with new investment

Economy

August 10, 2017
The record-setting stock market is likely rooted in forecasts that corporate profits will grow at the expense of workers’ wages, says economist and “Rigged” author Dean Baker

The Black Financial and Fraud Report

March 6, 2017
White-collar criminologist Bill Black sits down with the Real News to spell out how the ballooning HFT industry works exactly, and where it’s headed under President Trump

Tapering of Quantitative Easing Is Throwing Emerging Markets into Chaos – And Big Banks Are Getting Richer

February 4, 2014

Despite no real economic recovery, the Fed is winding down quantitative easing, throwing developing countries’ economies into chaos

Workers/People's Rights

January 8, 2014
Mike Elk: Boeing workers new contract a blow to worker pensions nationwide