When the now eight-year-old bull market meets its demise, the most likely culprit will be higher interest rates, say a preponderance of global fund managers. And when it comes to long-term rates, they have a level in mind.
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch global fund manager survey for March, released Tuesday, showed that 36% of respondents expect higher rates to be the most likely catalyst....More>>>
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R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of Labor, said Wednesday that if confirmed, he would follow the president’s Feb. 3 executive order directing Labor to review....More>>>
Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) is a name I’ve been bearish on for a long time. I’ve always found this stock to be very overpriced despite the fact that the fundamentals have – at times – been pretty stellar. But TSCO trading for $90 or better was never a case of the fundamentals driving the valuation and after the ill-fated Q3 report, it seems TSCO’s....More>>>
Either low-income Americans became rich this Black Friday, or Wal-Mart’s (NYSE:WMT) marketers do not know what they are doing.
For years, $133,653 Cartier watches and expensive jewelry were sold in upper scale stores, where high income Americans prefer to shop on Black Friday.
This year, Cartier watches are being sold on the Walmart.com site.
But who will buy them?....More>>>
Ever since the reinstatement of the debt ceiling on March 15, 2017, five misconceptions have been circulating about how the debt limit will affect people and policies.
You see, the debt ceiling could potentially trigger a catastrophe for U.S. markets. This catastrophe will be an economic meltdown that could far exceed the Great Recession. And it’s crucial investors separate fact....More>>>
Democratic Senators want federal authorities to investigate whether President Trump’s special adviser, Carl Icahn, violated trading laws.
The lawmakers sent a letter on Tuesday to the SEC and two other regulators pointing to “troubling” evidence, including “massive” profits Icahn reportedly reaped in the market for renewable fuel credits.
Those seeking a do-it-yourself approach to duration matching with bond funds may underestimate the difficulty of the task.
Duration-matching is not straightforward when shares of the bond fund must be sold to meet ongoing retirement expenses. If rates have risen, shares of the bond fund may need to be sold at a loss, with more shares sold to meet a given spending objective.
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The Vetr crowd upgraded....More>>>
Ask any political junkie, and they’ll tell you that the 2016 presidential campaign has been one of the strangest they’ve ever experienced. The rise of billionaire/reality TV star Donald Trump and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the wild and woolly TV debates, and how wrong the pundits have been at predicting anything has been unprecedented.
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