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Charles Schwab slams wealth tax as destroyer of U.S. creativity

October 16, 2019

To Charles Schwab, who brought stock-market investing to the masses with his eponymous discount brokerage, socialism evokes a grim, unremitting sameness — a death knell for creativity. "If you'd like socialism, we all drive the same car or...

Michael Hasenstab fund loses $3 billion in a miserable quarter

October 16, 2019

Franklin Templeton's flagship Global Bond Fund lost $3 billion in the third quarter​ as two of its biggest investments soured. Total net assets in the fund managed by star investor Michael Hasenstab dropped from $33 billion to $30 billion...

JPMorgan, BlackRock say investors too cautious on repeat of 2008

October 4, 2019

Investors are pumping the brakes too hard on equities amid concern a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis is around the corner, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. and BlackRock Inc. Anastasia Amoroso, a global investment strategist at JPMorgan...

Can a recession benefit an advice firm?

September 21, 2019

To hear Leon LaBrecque talk about how to prepare a financial advisory firm for an economic downturn, one might assume he is actually rooting for such a scenario. Truth is, the chief growth officer at Sequoia Financial Group has learned through...

Keep clients in the loop about market realities

September 21, 2019

Nobody ever really wants to be the bearer of bad news, but financial advisers have a responsibility to prepare clients for the reality that economies move in cycles and markets don't just climb. For a lot of clients, and even some financial...

Preparing for the next recession

September 21, 2019

While there is no way to know with certainty when the next economic recession will hit the U.S. economy, it is certain that the U.S. is enjoying the longest period of economic expansion in modern history. And the arguments to support a pending...

Keep calm and lower client risk exposure

September 21, 2019

Most financial advisers shudder at the mere mention of market timing because it often reflects panic, fear and an undisciplined approach to investing. But standing on the railroad tracks when a train is bearing down is foolhardy. "Tactically,...

Oil prices see big jump after Saudi Arabia strike

September 16, 2019

Oil surged the most on record after a devastating attack on Saudi Arabia heightened concerns about growing instability in the world's most important crude-producing region. In an extraordinary start to the week's trading, Brent futures in London...

Robert Shiller shares his thoughts on the 2020 election and the economy

September 9, 2019

It's a famous adage on Wall Street that markets are sending mixed messages this year: Bond investors and trade-war worrywarts tell stories of economic doom, while stock traders recite bullish tales about Corporate America. Maybe we should all...

Stock market claws back from China blow

August 6, 2019

U.S. shares clawed back some of their recent losses after China's move to stabilize its currency fueled speculation cooler heads will prevent a full-blown trade war. (More:​ Markets plunge as trade war escalates) The S&P 500 Index rose 1.3%,...

Wall Street reactions to China trade escalation marked by fear, uncertainty

August 5, 2019

After wrapping up its worst week of the year, the slide in stocks gained momentum as the trade war between the U.S. and China took on a new dimension. (More:​ Are China trade tensions a concern among your clients?) Equity losses accelerated...

Is a recession coming? Yield curve signals loudest warning since 2007

August 5, 2019

The latest eruption in the U.S.-China trade dispute pushed a widely watched Treasury-market recession indicator to the highest alert since 2007. Rates on 10-year notes sank to 1.714% on Monday, completely erasing the surge that followed President...

Fed rate cut 'locked in' despite good economy

July 31, 2019

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to lower interest rates by a quarter-point at its meeting that concludes Wednesday and leave the option open for additional moves despite demands by President Donald J. Trump for a "large" rate cut. "We...

Fed scraps 'patient' rate approach in prelude to potential cut

June 19, 2019

The Federal Reserve indicated a readiness to cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade to sustain a near-record U.S. economic expansion, citing "uncertainties" in their outlook. While chairman Jerome Powell and fellow policy...

Federal Reserve seen on track for rate cut this year

June 14, 2019

The Federal Reserve will likely cut interest rates this year but not nearly as aggressively as investors expect, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists. Respondents to a June 7-12 poll saw policymakers lowering rates by a quarter point...

Are China trade tensions a concern among your clients?

May 28, 2019

Financial advisers need to be prepared to discuss China with clients, as the country will increasingly play a role in the global economy and will become more of an investment priority, according to a bonds expert. "China matters a lot to the...

Mohamed El-Erian puts Democratic tax proposals in perspective

May 7, 2019

With nearly two dozen Democratic candidates now running for president, many of the contenders are trying to stand out from the crowd by proposing various forms of tax hikes on the wealthy and tax breaks for those who aren't yet wealthy. For...

Wealthy US investors sitting on cash despite optimism in economy

May 7, 2019

A majority of wealthy American investors are optimistic about U.S. stocks, but are still sitting on piles of cash, according to a UBS Group survey. A sunny outlook reigned among 57% of the survey's U.S. respondents. The survey, conducted in...

Morgan Stanley bear unbowed after bad call

April 29, 2019

Morgan Stanley's Mike Wilson acknowledges he made the wrong call on the U.S. equity market this year. But that hasn't dissuaded him from holding onto one of Wall Street's most bearish forecasts. With the S&P 500 Index at a record high after...

Bob Doll says Fed likely will 'murder' economic growth

April 29, 2019

The next economic recession in the U.S. isn't likely to hit for at least a few years, according to Bob Doll, chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager at Nuveen. He said the country's near-record period of economic expansion still...

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