Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Fed defies predictions, dividend days for Microsoft, and JPMorgan's Whale tale continues.
As Washington is in full market view--with the Fed's potential tapering, Bernanke's successor, and the debt-ceiling debate--Nuveen's Bob Doll addresses the possible outcomes and their effects.
Morningstar's Bob Johnson on the Federal Reserve's rationale for continuing its bond-buying program and what it means for interest rates, the economy, and the Fed's options going forward.
Since the taper talks began, conditions have improved for dividend investors, who can now buy quality names without being vulnerable to long-term interest-rate spikes, says DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters.
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