The allure of the largest U.S. technology companies is understandable given significant returns last year, but their sheer size is the reason for their eventual downfall and long-term stock underperformance, according to Rob Arnott, founder of Research Affiliates.
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>>>
When buying a home, the most important numbers for mortgage lenders are the buyer’s credit score and the buyer’s debt-to-income ratio. The first is a summary of how the buyer has been managing debt and the second indicates whether the lender can reasonably expect the borrower to be