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 […]

Financial Regulator FINRA Zeroes in on High-Risk Brokers

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has taken new steps to identify and weed out high-risk brokers. Under pressure from both investors and lawmakers, the industry-run regulator has created a dedicated examination unit. The unit already has identified between 100 and 200 rogue reps. This is a significant improvement over previous FINRA security measures, which […]

Hedge Funds Skeptical as Cryptocurrency Trade Wavers

Are the good times over? That’s the question on the mind of many cryptocurrency hedge fund managers. Bitcoin’s phenomenal thirteenfold rise in 2017 helped these firms provide astronomical returns for their clients. Data from an index of 17 hedge funds reveals an almost 3,000% rise in 2017. By comparison, the average return of the worldwide […]