Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:22am

C'est la vie.

Another dip in the stock market has been followed by another violent "V" bottom. One minute the S&P 500 is down 5 percent on fears of, well, just about anything and everything, and the next, the market is back to flirting with all-time highs.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:06pm

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The US Fed will be remaining “patient” for the time being as the US economy builds steam on the foundation of low rates and unattractive savings rates.

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Opinion, Economics, Markets
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:12pm

The bill H.R. 5771 has yet to receive President Obama's signature, but the news of extended tax breaks for 2014 is cause for a sigh of celebration and lots of preparation.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 3:00pm

Following the FOMC announcement on Wednesday, Goldman Sachs Jan Hatzius put out a note on how he views the statement.

Hatzius views the FOMC decision to include the phrase "continues to monitor inflation developments closely," which wasn't used in the October statement, as dovish.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 2:45pm

For many investors, the most coveted super power – assuming super powers were possible -- would likely be the ability to foretell the future accurately.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:05pm

Americans are currently saving roughly $250 million per day on gasoline compared to a year ago, according to GasBuddy.

Based on a recent GasBuddy survey, those saving have made a difference in travel plans for about 25 percent of respondents.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:42am

Economist and Peak Prosperity Co-Founder Chris Martenson told Benzinga that the concern for low oil prices should be on what happens in a year or two if OPEC doesn’t cut production.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:30am

Speaking to Benzinga, Economist and Peak Prosperity Co-Founder Chris Martenson said that “below board” discussion on why Saudi Arabia and other members of OPEC don’t want to cut oil production lead to “non-economic” reasons.

“Just look at the numbers,” Martenson said.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:28am

Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting announcement at 2 p.m. ET will be one of the most-awaited policy decision statements in the past several years. The key focus will be on the language, with some economists expecting the Fed to remove the "considerable time" language.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:16pm

Speaking to Benzinga, Southern Polytechnic State University Economist Dr. Mikhail Melnik said that a rise in interest rates for Russia is counterproductive.

“The best course of action may very well be to allow the currency to depreciate and focus all efforts on the real sector,” he said.

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