Risky ETFs Banned by Big Brokerage Platform After Epic Losses

What would have been a riskier investment in the past three months — cryptocurrency or a specialized exchange-traded fund (ETF)? If you’re Fidelity Investments, it’s the ETF by far. Fidelity has banned all of its clients from purchasing three so-called “fear gauge” securities. Fidelity is attempting to prevent its clients from the real risk of losing their […]

Famed Manager Mark Mobius Launching Frontier Market Fund

Mark Mobius, the industry-renowned fund manager, has announced that he will launch a new frontier markets fund. At a recent press conference held in Mumbai, Mobius announced that he would be spearheading an all new fund management company that will specialize in investing in companies in frontier and emerging financial markets Mobius’ new fund frontier […]

Best Short-Term Bond Fund ETFs for 2018

As short-term bond yields continue to rise, short-term bond fund ETFs may be an appropriate addition to an individual’s long-term investing strategy. Short-term bond ETFs invest primarily in investment grade corporate fixed-income investment vehicles with maturities between one and five years. In general, these ETFs are suitable for conservative investors because they are less sensitive […]

Analysis: Crypto Valuations Owe Much to Investor Fear and Greed — Just Like With Stocks

The end of 2017, just a couple of months ago, was a watershed moment for the virtual currency markets. The unprecedented appreciation of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies helped fuel the appetite for initial coin offerings, fundraising vehicles for new, untested coins. Though the direction of the cryptocurrency markets has not been influenced directly by […]

Post-Election Stock Market Rise Not a Bubble: Study

After the election of Donald Trump, many economists predicted that increased uncertainty over economic policy would lead to a decline in the US stock market. Yet the exact opposite occurred. Since the election, the stock market has risen continuously — until the most recent volatility. The S&P 500 Index climbed dramatically, increasing by 25 percent […]

End of Easy Fed Money Points Toward Potential for Inflation

Since 2008 the Federal Reserve has maintained an easy money fiscal policy that has been responsible, in part, for the steady rise of the stock market as well as fostering an environment of historically low interest rates. Recent yields on Treasury bonds, however, indicate that the era of quantitative easing may be over, resulting in […]

Get On the Stock Dividend Train Before It Pulls Away, Experts Advise

Investors looking to maximize total investment return in 2018 should plan on buying companies that not only pay significant current dividends but will increase the dividend amount paid out each successive year. “If you want to clobber the market in 2018 — and beyond — then buying companies with accelerating dividends is an absolute must,” […]

Billionaire Investor: Recession Ahead, Stock Picker’s Market Again

Ray Dalio, a billionaire hedge fund manager followed closely on Wall Street, has laid out his case for a recession in the next 12 to 24 months. His core reasoning is that the economy is entering the late stages of an expansion, increasing risk that the Federal Reserve may commit a policy error by hiking […]

Opinion: Plain Old FOMO Pushing Wall Street Toward Crypto

Goldman Sachs, the venerated investment banking firm whose chiefs dominate policy and sit on important financial boards in government, may not have jumped into cryptocurrency market. Chances are, it was pushed. Wall Street already has a big problem with fear of missing out, or FOMO. Now it appears that a decision to enter the Bitcoin […]

Gundlach: Bond Bull Market Teeters as Stock Sell-off Signals Change

Bond guru Jeff Gundlach, founder of  DoubleLine Capital, not long ago said that the bond bull market would end if yields on the 10-year U.S. Treasury approached 3%. Yields already have crossed the 2.6% level, which Gundlach predicted would be a negative headwind for stocks. Currently, the 10-year is sitting just beneath this level due to […]