U.S. Sanctions Force Investors to Reconsider Russia Investment Risks

After a recent onslaught of U.S.-imposed sanctions, Americans should think carefully before investing in Russian assets. That is the advice of economic experts on the matter. Russian markets and assets had entered into a recovery phase after a severe economic downturn following the 2015 oil price collapse. The Russian economy is largely dependent on oil […]

Investing With a Conscience: Increasingly, Socially Responsible Funds Keep Up Just Fine

Investors with ethical concerns can now put their money where their mouth is — and still enjoy lucrative returns. Ethical investment approaches — sometimes called socially responsible investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance (ESG) or simply sustainable investing — have seen an increase in interest from both retail and institutional investors.  The world’s largest investment […]

Parkland School Shooting Survivor Calls Out Millions of American Investors for Owning Gun Makers

David Hogg, one of the students who survived the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida is calling on investors to boycott BlackRock Inc. and The Vanguard Group These are two of the largest investment-management companies in the country, overseeing the retirement funds of millions of Americans. Most have never given a second thought to what they […]

Bank That Fueled 2008 Housing Crash Calls Bitcoin ‘Greatest Bubble in History’

Bank of America investment strategists are now calling the rise and fall of Bitcoin in late 2017 and early 2018 “one of the greatest asset price bubbles in history.” After nearing $20,000 in mid-December, the virtual currency fell to $6,598 in mid-April. It trades this morning at around $8,050. Merrill chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett […]

First Three Months of Stock Market Ends with a Whimper. Where to Now?

After a decade of uninterrupted rising share prices, investors were in for a rude awakening — the S&P 500 has posted its first quarterly loss since 2015 and the bond markets did not fare much better. Investor apprehension is rooted in the onset of an entirely new and dramatically different investment climate. Many investors are […]

Chinese Investors Were Leaving USA Well Before Trump’s Trade War

Chinese investments in American business interests fell by more than a third from 2016 to 2017. A research report by the Rhodium Group and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations reveal a startling drop in Sino-backed investments. Most interestingly, the drop in Chinese investment interest fell long before President Donald Trump’s self-waged international trade war. […]