From Sam Meredith:
From Elga Bartsch, PhD: We see a synchronized global slowdown ahead in 2019, as the U.S. economy becomes a drag rather than a driver. The U.S. slowdown reflects, in part, an economy that is transitioning into a late phase of the business cycle, the final phase before a downturn.
From Eric Bush: Just 44% of developed market stocks have outperformed the MSCI World Index over the past 200 days compared to 57% outperforming on average over the past 15 years.
From Taki Tsaklanos: Global stock markets are performing remarkably. U.S. stock markets went 1 percent higher on Wednesday, and leading indexes are trading at all-time highs (except for the Russell 2000, which is only 15 points from all-time highs).
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Russ Koesterich: With global equity markets up over 100% from their 2009 lows, many investors are questioning whether it is time to lower their strategic allocation to stocks. While there are no
Fidelity Investments announced on Wednesday that it has added a five more iShares exchange traded funds to its free trading program. Fidelity now offers its brokerage customers free trading on 30 ETFs all managed by BlackRock’s iShares unit, up from 25 when the partnership began
Rydex, building off the launch of five equal-weight ETFs last month, announced today the debut of the MSCI All Country World Equal Weight ETF (NYSE:EWAC). The new fund will seek to
Many ask … what makes gold a valuable investment; and note that it is falling lower in price. Historical research shows that monetization of debt by a central bank, such as the US Federal
No matter where I went – Tokyo, Hong Kong or London – the story was the same. When I stopped by global equity fund managers to pitch them on American small cap stocks, they’d pull out elegant, leather-covered ledgers and take notes with their Mont Blanc fountain pens. That was back in the
It is no secret that generating steady returns in equity markets has been a daunting task. The market has been extremely rocky in 2010 as a stellar July was washed away by extreme levels of
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