- Global markets today will absorb the latest evidence of an economic slowdown in China. While some countries can only dream of an 8.6% increase in industrial output over the first two months of 2014, the expectation in China was for a 9.5% rise. Oops. China's worst factory output growth since April 2009
- George Soros lays out the worst-case scenario on a British exit from the EU. Says the country already enjoys the best of both worlds. Warning of an exodus of multinational companies
- Morningstar's Christine Benz goes all-in with an all-ETF retirement portfolio. Reducing dependence on whatever “the interest-rate gods are serving up”
- Instead of shunning cash-rich tech companies for not paying higher dividends, some fund managers are now viewing the sector as a value play. Intel is selling at 11 times next year's earnings
- Six years after the start of the financial crisis and a lot of Americans are still holding a grudge against major parts of the financial sector. The flipside of that cold-shoulder move is some relatively undervalued big banks. Areas where big banks hold advantages
- Just because it's only Thursday doesn't mean we can't have some fun. Answer eight simple questions to find out what kind of investor you are. Then go invest in something. Are you a John Bogle or a Kim Kardashian?
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Markets wake up to China's economic slowdown
Plus: Soros deters British EU exit, an all-ETF retirement portfolio, rethinking cash-rich tech companies, undervalued Wall Street banks, and test your investor profile (for fun)
Mar 13, 2014 @ 7:58 am