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The 4 biggest risks for U.S. equity investors

August 20, 2018

In recent weeks, U.S. stock markets have moved up and down in response to issues that go well beyond the traditional direct drivers of economic growth and corporate earnings. These "known unknowns," to borrow a phrase from former Defense secretary...

Wells Fargo tests investor patience with latest scandal

August 13, 2018

Wells Fargo & Co. investors who were learning to live with an unprecedented penalty the Federal Reserve imposed on the bank for bad behavior will have their patience tested again as details emerge on another scandal. The bank disclosed earlier...

Social Security finances worsen as reliance on the program increases

August 9, 2018

You've heard of good news/bad news stories. This one is a bad news/worse news version. Two new reports from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business document an increase in American retirees' reliance on Social Security income...

Enough with the surveys saying millennials need to save more for retirement

August 7, 2018

A new survey finds many millennials are spending more each month on restaurants, clothes and coffee than they are saving for retirement. It must be a Tuesday. If you haven't heard, my generation loves coffee, avocado toast and killing beloved...

Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase warns of 5% Treasury yields

August 6, 2018

Not content with a previous warning investors should brace for U.S. yields of 4%, Jamie Dimon went one further at the weekend, suggesting 5% was a distinct possibility. The JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO said Saturday that people should be prepared...

Wells Fargo discloses accidental foreclosures, tax credit probe

August 6, 2018

Wells Fargo & Co. disclosed another round of lapses and potential scandals in a quarterly report Friday, saying that it faces a U.S. inquiry into its purchase of low-income housing credits and conceding that it may have unnecessarily foreclosed...

Wealthfront wants to help millennials take a sabbatical

July 25, 2018

The latest tool in Wealthfront's expanding financial planning utility belt is "Time Off for Travel," a service that lets the digital adviser's clients explore the possibility of taking an extended leave from work. Drawing on information provided...

Millennials err on the side of caution when it comes to investing

July 25, 2018

Millennials think cash is the best long-term investment. Unsurprisingly, they're not seeing good returns. Almost 1 in 3 millennials said cash instruments, such as savings accounts and certificates of deposit, are the best place to invest money...

In wake of tax reform, muni bond market gains footing

July 23, 2018

Six months after the sweeping tax-reform package that cut corporate and individual rates rattled the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market, financial advisers say the fallout has proven to be a good thing for investors. With deductions for state...

Emerging markets have yet to reach bottom

July 13, 2018

With the Federal Reserve still boosting interest rates and President Donald J. Trump still raising tariff threats, the bottom for emerging markets remains some ways away, market players say. The selloffs in developing-nation currencies and stocks...

Analysts say yield curve will invert 'by mid-2019'

July 12, 2018

The Federal Reserve next March will probably map out an end to the contraction in its balance sheet, helping support longer-dated bond yields, which will drop below those on shorter-dated notes by the middle of 2019, according to Morgan Stanley....

Companies start paying employee student loan debt

July 9, 2018

Employers are trying to help employees alleviate the burdens of outstanding student loans by offering to pay off some of the debt — which totals more than $1.4 trillion in the U.S. alone, according to the Federal Reserve. It's a relatively...

Bond market portends end of boom times

July 9, 2018

It's abundantly clear that Americans as a whole are experiencing the best economy since the Great Recession. U.S. employers are adding so many workers that more people are growing encouraged to enter the labor force. Wage growth is well above...

Muni closed-end funds may be ripe for tax-loss sales

July 5, 2018

It's only July, but it's not too early to discuss selling municipal-bond closed-end funds to offset a capital gains tax liability, according to Greg Neer of Relative Value Partners. Almost 90% of closed-end funds monitored by Bloomberg posted...

Trade fight puts ETF investors on the defensive

July 2, 2018

The threat of a global trade war is starting to show up in investor portfolios. Investors poured cash into exchange-traded funds that track producers of consumer staples and energy last month, and ditched holdings in industrial and financial...

Retirement planning 10 years after the financial crisis

June 28, 2018

Ten years after the start of the 2008 financial crisis, the retirement income conversation is starkly different than it once was. In fact, everything has changed, from the way advisers and investors look at risk, to the investment vehicles they...

Why the super wealthy may want to fund life insurance with a loan

June 22, 2018

Wealthy clients looking to use life insurance in their estate plans may find that funding their policies with a loan makes sense, especially as interest rates are still relatively low. The goal is to exploit low interest rates to get a cheap...

Guggenheim said to consider sale of asset management unit

June 21, 2018

Guggenheim Partners is exploring the sale of a stake in its $250 billion asset-management unit overseen by Scott Minerd, according to people familiar with the matter. Guggenheim Partners Investment Management has been in talks with global insurers,...

Fidelity hedges the Fed by expanding into factor-based bond ETFs

June 14, 2018

With the Federal Reserve inching interest rates higher, more creativity will be called for fixed-income allocations, which is the wave Fidelity Investments is hoping to catch with two new factor-based strategies. Rolling out low-cost factor-based...

DoubleLine Capital's Gundlach says current debt expansion amid rising interest rates 'unprecedented'

June 13, 2018

The soaring U.S. budget deficit at a time interest rates are rising may be setting the stage for fiscal trouble, according to Jeffrey Gundlach, chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital. "Here we are doing something that almost seems like...

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