Markets were relatively flat yesterday even as a large technology firm posted disappointing fourth quarter results.  The decline was muted because the ECB said it will propose 50 billion euros of asset purchases a month through 2016 and from a rebound in oil prices....

Four months ago many were commenting about the lack of volatility, pontificating the current conditions could last for a long time given massive cash balances.  Fast forward to today.  The consistency in the comments from the large financials’ earning releases is the “volatile volatility” which...

Equities fell again yesterday as December’s retail sales disappointed, casting doubt on the thesis plunging gas prices will boost spending.  Some have argued the disappointment is the result of rising health care premiums, low labor participation rates, and increasing rent amplified by lack of wage...