Posts From Scott Gurvey

Financial Market Reporting, Part 9: Exchange Traded Funds

In my recent post on mutual funds, I noted that John Bogle disrupted that industry with

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 8: Mutual Funds and Index Funds

Explosion of indexes In a previous post about indexes, I identified the Dow Jones Industrial Average

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 7: Indexes

Business reporters can get up to speed on market indexes with a backgrounder on the Dow

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Jobs Number, Part 2: Digging In

Proper reporting of the monthly employment report takes work. Read the BLS analysis. Along with notes

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Jobs Number, Part 1: Transparency and Trends

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation Report for February on March 10, showing a

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 6: Derivatives

Defining derivatives and options Now we are going to discuss investment vehicles that are derived from others,

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 5: “Real Stuff,” Commodities and Futures Contracts

Previous posts introduced the markets and the best-known investment vehicles, stocks and bonds. But even if

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Insider Trading and the Business Reporter

There is a little landmine hidden in the law just waiting to trap the unsuspecting business

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 4: Bonds and Bond Markets

Bonds gets no respect. It’s not clear why. For many companies, institutions and investors, bonds are

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 3: Stock Exchanges

Prior to an IPO, a company can offer its shares only to investors deemed to be “sophisticated”

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