Oil prices rose on Tuesday, as support from the possibility of supply disruptions and a strong equities market offset the effects of profit-taking following last week's rally above three-year highs.
The global economy is still on an upswing, but the good times may not last beyond the next year or two.
China's central bank said on Tuesday it will cut the amount of cash most commercial and foreign banks.
Retail investors and the financial press only recently started to worry about bear markets after stocks have already experienced a substantial decline.
Nobel laureate Robert Shiller has taken his turn to bash bitcoin, calling the cryptocurrency more of a psychological experiment than a serious investment.
US stock markets are currently passing through the same peaks they faced 11 years ago, right before the massive sell-off that triggered the 2008 financial crisis, according to Phil Town, who sold his stocks before the crash.
The Congressional Budget Office confirmed on Monday what many Americans and all politicians already know: the United States is in a deeply precarious fiscal position.
The price of gold shot to an 11-week high on Wednesday as escalating geopolitical risks saw investors seeking safe haven assets.
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday proposed new rules that could allow some large banks to reduce the amount of capital they must hold as a cushion against a future economic shock.