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Markets tumble as trade war escalates

May 13, 2019

U.S. stocks and commodities tumbled Monday after China retaliated with higher tariffs on a range of American goods. Meanwhile, Treasurys jumped as investors fled to safe havens. The S&P 500 headed for the biggest slide in four months and the...

Is volatility coming?

April 2, 2019

Volatility, like the long-term winter in Game of Thrones, is coming. It won't be as bad as the Long Night that covered Westeros with a terrible darkness for generations. However, the current market rally likely will be upended by episodic, Red...

Startup offers financing for employee stock purchase plans

April 25, 2019

Aaron Shapiro's quest to rethink employee stock purchase plans began with a startling insight: If only his mother had participated in one, she'd be a millionaire today. A few years ago, she asked her son for financial advice and mentioned her...

Grim milestone for active management

May 16, 2019

The month of May is about to usher in a significant milestone for actively managed mutual funds, and not a favorable one. The trends suggest passive U.S. equity fund assets will gain a majority of market share for the first time ever over actively-managed...

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...

Big data: seeing investments in an entirely new way

March 22, 2019

Across American society, big data is shining a brilliant light on previously obscure relationships. Marketers use people's web searches and purchase histories to offer up their most irresistible offers. Political campaigns transform ages, education...

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...

Outlook for growth stocks debated

March 12, 2019

The economy is showing signs of stress. Do you buy or sell U.S. growth stocks? That depends on which gigantic investment bank you ask. Both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley cite an anemic economy, but they are building opposite cases for companies...

Looking beyond the S&P 500: Time to refresh portfolios, benchmarks

April 3, 2019

An inflection point looms for investors, making it an excellent time for advisers and clients to consider some of the remaining fallout from the decade-long bull market — namely, an overreliance on the S&P 500 Index as both an asset class...

Small-cap funds take a beating

October 16, 2018

Small-cap companies and funds have been buoyed for much of this year by the view that smaller, domestically focused companies were safe from the negative consequences of a trade war. But last week, as the stock market focused on rising interest...

Seeking small-cap value in a momentum-driven market

September 18, 2018

Investment dollars have flooded into U.S. small-cap stocks this year, bolstering both the Russell 2000 Value and Growth indices. This is largely due to investor demand for exposure to the U.S. equity market, favorable tax policies and a perceived...

Stocks rally on Fed interest-rate decision

January 30, 2019

U.S. stocks extended gains after the Federal Reserve said it will be "patient" on future interest-rate moves and signaled flexibility on the path for reducing its balance sheet. The dollar fell toward a three-week low. The S&P 500 Index was...

Demand for growth stocks produces record inflows for ETF

April 1, 2019

The best quarter for U.S. stocks in a decade has come to a close, but signs are emerging that the appetite for risk may have room to grow. It's apparent in the rush of investors trying to get access to growth stocks, a strategy that was pummeled...

Equities: 2019 outlook in investing

January 5, 2019

The stock market's bull run stumbled late last year in response to proliferating risks ranging from rising interest rates and trade tensions to geopolitical issues such as Brexit. By the time 2018 ended, the S&P 500 was down 6.2% on the year...

With money on their minds, Generation Z is ready to invest

July 25, 2018

While most members of Generation Z are still only teenagers, it's not too early for this young generation to start thinking about the stock market. Known for their frugality and tendency to stockpile cash for the future, the members of Generation...

Brokers form new stock market

January 7, 2019

A group of big banks and brokers is forming a new U.S. stock market, funneling years of frustration about how much exchanges charge into the creation of a competitor. The nine founders, including Fidelity Investments,​ Morgan Stanley, UBS...

Nothing is working for bulls as stocks sell off

December 18, 2018

Valuations aren't stopping it. Jerome Powell's softer tone failed to soothe anyone. The moratorium on tariffs is a fading memory and now the sturdiest chart level of the year is in danger of giving way. A stock rout that bulls thought was finished...

With stock market in a correction, is a recession just ahead?

December 14, 2018

Prices bounce around, emotion obscures logic, signals appear and vanish. The reasons for treating equities as a poor barometer for the economy are many. Right now, that might be for the best. Pools of gloom await anyone looking for a message...

Gundlach warns stocks don't always go up in the long run

March 13, 2019

Japan may hold the key to why decades-long stock rallies are not a sure bet. Or at least so says Jeffrey Gundlach, chief investment officer at DoubleLine Capital. The billionaire money manager used the firm's Total Return Bond Fund webcast to...

Morgan Stanley says market is overpricing Goldilocks scenario

March 12, 2019

It's possible that global economic growth will stabilize while inflationary pressure remains absent and the top central banks stay on hold for the next 24 months. But that scenario is being overpriced by the markets, according to Morgan Stanley....

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