We're past the middle of the peak of winter and even assuming this cold weather spell, inventories should close the season very comfortably.
Similar to China's discouraging demographics released last week, Japan faces the big challenge of an ageing population that isn't replacing itself.
Check out these five currency plays, four of them in Asia, as ways to make the most of the weakening U.S. dollar and greater interest in emerging-market stocks.
The ability to adapt is the single most important character trait present in those who do well in difficult spots.
Let's look at the moves by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank to see what we can expect and why now might be a time to buy.
The fourth quarter has seen eurozone-related funds go on the upswing, but whether the improvement will last is another matter.
Make no mistake, the S&P 500 is currently strong from a technical perspective. That said, there is traffic ahead.
There are some major obstacles to a sustained rally at this point.
Risk-oriented investors should consider stepping into emerging and international positions.
It won't take much to trigger another spree of selling after Tuesday finds a bottom and traders now get in position for the consumer price index report due out on Thursday.