U.S. Treasuries suffered their worst month since 2009 as investors fret President-elect Donald Trump’s policies will spell bad news for debt investors and also brace for hikes in short-term interest rates by the Federal Reserve.
The SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond fund, which tracks the broad bond market, has dropped 2.7% this month in its worst monthly performance since the....More>>>
Teach your kids the concept of savings by using physical money and opening a saving account at a bank branch.
The world seemed much less complicated in the 1980’s when I pioneered the topic of teaching kids about money. By and large, consumers of that time used physical coins and bills to make purchases; digital currency in the form of credit cards was in its infancy. Today,....More>>>
Analyzing history as a guide to the future is riddled with caveats, but if you’re mindful of the limitations there’s a mother lode of perspective waiting to be mined in the cause of modeling relationships in macro and markets. One of the more useful techniques in this corner: impulse-response (IR) simulations by way of vector autoregression (VAR) modeling. As econometric applications....More>>>
This time of year, taxpayers are bombarded with advice about maximizing deductions to reduce tax bills. By now, most of us know that we can donate to charity, pay off medical expenses, and pre-pay our mortgage interest to boost deductions. But what if instead of focusing on increasing deductions, taxpayers checked out ways to reduce taxable income? In other words: what could....More>>>
The traditional February lull in initial public offerings (IPOs) enters its second and final week, but a much anticipated offering is on tap for the following week. Last week also saw several new filings that we’ll take a quick look at here.
First, of course, is the scheduled March 2 IPO of Snap, parent of Snapchat, a camera app that wipes the photo or video after the receiver of the....More>>>
It looks like Herbalife (HLF) has won a battle, at least the latest one, in its years-long fight with activist Bill Ackman.
The companyreached a settlement with the FTCtoday that has it paying a $200 million fine and will force the company to improve disclosures about its distributors and change its compensation structure. The settlement also will require Herbalife....More>>>
Deutsche Bank’s Myles Walton and Louis Raffetto explain why the cut General Dynamics (GD) to Hold from Buy:
[Gulfstream] G650 inventory and price trends quickly becoming a problem: With the bizjet malaise & the unique contribution that the G650 has to General Dynamics, weve kept a particular eye on that product as downside risk. Over the last five months, weve seen the available....More>>>
More people each year choose to retire abroad to find a change of scenery, new experiences and a lower cost of living. Even if staying within a tight budget is your biggest retirement focus, safety is likely to be another top consideration.
To help you find the best of both worlds, below are 10 of the cheapest countries for retirement that scored well on the 2015 Global Peace Index, which....More>>>
This isn’t my first relationship with Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:RBPAA). A decade or so ago, I bought shares in this regional bank when it paid a 4% dividend and churned out steady, if not spectacular earnings. For a number of years, I was content to toss my dividends back to Royal in return for more shares. My share count grew as did my comfort level with this cozy little investment.....More>>>
Singapore's largest property developer, CapitaLand (OTCPK:CLLDY) (CATL.SI) had a pretty good 2017. Helped by improving conditions in Singapore and China, not to mention significant project openings, CapitaLand's local shares climbed 20% and the ADRs did even better.
A power outage hit the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, dimming the lights in one of the main convention halls hosting demonstrations from the likes of LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
“There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. W
In Lahore and Karachi, American flags were burned in front of TV cameras after President Trump’s decision on Jan. 4 to withhold $2 billion of security aid from Pakistan to punish it for allegedly harboring terrorists. The country’s government issued angry statements claiming no ins