Trouble at the Office?
The first issue of BusinessWeek created in collaboration with readers. In surveys, blogs, and polls, nearly 4,000 readers identified their top concerns at work and then discussed in depth how they tackle these problems.
Grocers: A Shift Toward Thrift
Midsize supermarket chains are scrambling for sales as strapped consumers opt for deep discounters.
Focus on focused funds.
Advice for tough times.
The Economist, August 23, 2008
The American presidential race: The hard road ahead
Barack Obama still has a lot to do.
Space: Washington, we have a problem
America's space efforts are being hampered by politics.
NATO and the invasion of Georgia: How to contain Russia
There is no quick fix, but an over-confident Russia is weaker than it looks.
Pakistan: Another Bushman down
Pervez Musharraf's exit should be seen as an opportunity for his Western allies, not a setback.
Zimbabwe: Don't rush it
Zimbabwe's rightful leader should not be bounced into a bad deal.
Business and water: Running dry
Everyone knows industry needs oil. Now people are worrying about water, too.
Space technology: Earthbound
Gravity is not the main obstacle for America's space business. Government is.
American finance: Still bleeding
Fannie, Freddie and Lehman ensure August is anything but quiet.
Symbiosis: The twists and turns of fate
Helicobacter pylori has a reputation for causing ulcers and cancer. Hunting it to extinction, however, may be a mistake.
Futures & Options Trader, July 2008
Pre-trend reversal system
This strategy is designed to anticipate price breakouts and enter markets before standard trend-following systems.
Buying stocks at a discount with puts
Short puts and put ratio spreads have substantial downside risk, but they can also help you buy attractive stocks that drop in price.
Trading point-and-figure breakouts with credit spreads
The idea is to spot a breakout above a triple-top pattern or below a triple-bottom pattern and enter a credit spread to profit if price continues in the breakout's direction.
NYMEX raises energy margins; senators propose to do the same
As the government looks for ways to tame commodity markets, NYMEX hikes energy contract margins amid record prices.
Currency Trader, July 2008
This season's losers: Yen and Swiss
A look at whether the Japanese and Swiss currencies have reversed or are simply correcting.
Short-term trends in the USD/CHF pair
Analysis of price run characteristics in the dollar-Swiss pair.
Euro momentum system, tweaked
The final installment of a three-article series detailing a forex trading system analyzes trades to refine an indicator-based setup.
Getting carried away with the kiwi
What's driving the New Zealand dollar, and how long is it likely to last?
China bans margin forex trading
Chinese officials compare trading forex on margin to gambling.