Jared Cummans: After the best opening quarter in 14 years, skepticism is beginning to grow on Wall Street. Many investors fear that we will be unable to maintain the growth that equity markets have enjoyed, as a number of factors combine to give a cautious outlook. For starters, the Fed’s commentary that the
Jared Cummans: After a long wait, this week will kick off earnings season, as investors around the world will be looking to see how the corporate sector has fared over the last three months. Though stock markets have been able to rally for the first quarter of 2012, some are worried that individual companies have not
Jared Cummans: As we kick off the final week of March, investors will have to dig for significant market-moving events in the coming trading days. Though the month has been packed with significant economic data, this week will be relatively slow save for a few U.S. reports. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke on
Jared Cummans: Today is not only leap day, but it is also the last trading day of the month, and it is poised to be a big one. After enduring a relatively calm period last week, traders and investors will be champing at the bit for today’s session, which marks something of a perfect storm scenario. Today will see
Michael Johnston: With more than 1,400 exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors, odds are that there will be more than one option for most desired exposures. In many cases, the generally similar products targeting a specific asset class or strategy will deliver generally similar returns.