As of the end of December, short interest–the number of shares investors have sold short on the NYSE–dropped to its lowest level since early 2014, even as stock market indices hovered at new highs.
I’m starting to feel like a rancorous curmudgeon, but I am frustrated by some of the misguided commentary on asset allocation and how diversification is a myth.
This morning we got the latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey, which shows continued modest growth. The diffusion index for General Business Conditions at 6.5 was little changed from the previous month's 7.6, which was a downward revision from 9.0. The Investing.com forecast was for a reading of 8.5.
By now, you have likely heard something, either directly or indirectly, about “The Great Rotation” from bonds into stocks.
With Donald Trump about to be sworn in as US president, markets in Asia are nervous about some of his policies, especially on trade. Investors who are alert to these policies’ likely limitations could find attractive opportunities.
You’re in denial if you believe that U.S. stocks are fairly valued, the Eurozone does not face a crisis or a strong dollar will support stability in the global economy. Those themes were presented by Albert Edwards and his fellow speakers at annual investment conference sponsored by Societe Generale.
This article, the first of two parts, is a review of some of the more prominent new tools that advisors can lean on as they prepare for the full DOL rule implementation on April 10. Each of them addresses a different aspect of the rule, and they all approach it from different angles.
I developed a methodology that uses valuations based on a 35-year moving-average of the CAPE ratio instead of its long-term mean. It predicts a 10-year annualized real return of 5.8%, similar to the long-term market trend value of 5.4%.
In a previous article, I wrote about the hiring process. Now that you have found a qualified candidate, how do you get her integrated into the team?
It is a post-financial-crisis myth that austerity-minded conservative governments always favor fiscal prudence while redistribution-oriented progressives view large deficits as the world’s biggest free lunch. This simplistic perspective badly misses the true underlying political economy of deficits.