How would you feel to learn your financial planner came close to bankruptcy five times?
The latest monthly employment report showed a gain of 372K nonfarm jobs, which consists of a gain of 324K service-providing jobs and a gain of 48K goods-producing jobs.
Successful investing in Emerging Markets is inextricably linked to a deep understanding of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors.
Corporate fundamentals have been deteriorating in the US. Over the past six months we have seen meaningful erosion in profit margins, pricing power and the outlook for credit.
With the Senate having passed a budget plan yesterday with only Democratic votes as well as a tie broken by Vice President Harris, it is only a matter of time before President Biden signs the first significant tax hike since the “Fiscal Cliff” tax hike in early 2013.
A trifecta of factors support the dollar, including the relatively strong performance of the U.S. economy, tightening monetary policy by the Federal Reserve, and safe-haven buying.
President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are the biggest winners now that a huge piece of Democrats’ economic agenda is hurtling toward enactment.
Apple Inc., which used to acquire a company every three or four weeks, has dramatically slowed its dealmaking in the past two years, a sign the tech giant is being more choosy in the face of a shaky economy and heightened government scrutiny.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is following an age-old adage: Buy the dip.
Gold, according to financial markets lore, is a pretty simple beast.
You would think the news that Coinbase Global Inc. had entered into a partnership with BlackRock Inc. to help institutional investors manage and trade Bitcoin would energize the slumping cryptocurrency market.
Friday’s positive jobs report — which far exceeded expectations — would seem to suggest that recession fears have been a bit overblown.
How do you know what your clients are thinking in real time, as the markets jump around unpredictably, as clients go through life changes which are largely invisible to their advisor unless the clients proactively contact them?
New research shows the corporate performance has improved as their environmental practices have become better, while energy consumption and carbon emissions have decreased.
Each generation is destined to repeat the struggles of the generations that came before it. And you can’t escape. You can’t be different – though you’ll try. Everybody tries.
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Mania. It’s hard to recognize when you’re in it.
Office spaces still have a role in the future of work.
Every investor must learn the one investing lesson in surviving the long game: how math works.
Having a strong marketing foundation requires the following four cornerstones to make the tactics and strategies you implement effective.
Take a look at real (inflation-adjusted) charts of the S&P 500, Dow 30, and Nasdaq Composite since 2000. We've updated this through the July 29, 2022 close.
This is a quick market update for readers of Advisor Perspectives.
Bitcoin lingered near $23,000 after a report showing the US added more jobs than forecast last month renewed concern that higher interest rates could reduce demand for riskier assets.
Meta Platforms Inc., one of the few S&P 500 companies without debt, is selling $10 billion in its first ever corporate bond sale as its cash flow and stock price fall.
Two new exchange-traded funds trying to capitalize on overnight equity gains, or so-called “night effect,” are taking a hit.
The fast-growing software companies that took a pounding in this year’s technology stock selloff suddenly are stars of the market, and earnings are a big reason why.
The tight labor market probably didn’t get the US into this inflationary mess, but it is part of the reason that it’s going to be so hard to get out of it.
Here's an interesting set of charts that will especially resonate with those of us who follow economic and market cycles. Imagine that five years ago you invested $10,000 in the S&P 500. How much would it be worth today, with dividends reinvested but adjusted for inflation? The purchasing power of your investment has increased to $14,333 for an annualized real return of 7.2%.
The CHIPS and Science Act, which President Joe Biden is poised to sign into law next week, was pitched as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to revitalize the US semiconductor industry and counter Asia’s manufacturing power.
Internships at Meta Platforms Inc., the Facebook and Instagram owner, are coveted for their selectivity, high compensation, lavish perks -- and most of all, the potential job offer waiting at the end of the summer. This year, that’s more elusive.
Treasury yields surged on stronger-than-expected US employment data that shore up the case for additional hefty central bank interest-rate increases.
A tax on stock buybacks is on the cusp of becoming law, potentially hampering a beloved tactic by companies and investors to boost share prices.
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. and the world’s richest person, said he sees signs the global economy is “past peak inflation.”
As of last month, the U.S. jobs market fully recouped the number of jobs that were lost due to the pandemic, in less than half the time it took following the previous downturn.
It’s a recession! No, not yet!
With the Q2 GDP Advance Estimate and the July close data, we now have an updated look at the popular "Buffett Indicator" -- the ratio of corporate equities to GDP. The current reading is 177.7%, down from 197.3% the previous quarter.
Our monthly market valuation updates have long had the same conclusion: US stock indexes are significantly overvalued, which suggests cautious expectations on investment returns.
China announced sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her landmark trip to Taiwan this week, making her the highest-ranking US official designated for penalties by Beijing.
If there’s one thing the impending back-to-school season makes clear, it’s that the cost of higher education in the US is nerve-racking.
Do we continue to debate if it is a duck (recession)? If it looks, walks, swims, and quacks like a duck, then it is a duck.
US employers added more than double the number of jobs forecast, illustrating rock-solid labor demand that tempers recession worries and suggests the Federal Reserve will press on with steep interest-rate hikes to thwart inflation.
We didn’t need the reported two consecutive quarters of declining real gross domestic product —the unofficial determination of a recession—to tell us the US economy is already in, or at least close to, a business downturn.
Even if a downturn is narrowly avoided, high inflation and falling asset values have already destroyed wealth and made everyone poorer.
Tesla Inc.’s months-long rally took a pause Friday as the stock retreated following seven sessions of gains after the electric-vehicle maker’s shareholders approved a three-for-one stock split on Thursday.
Today's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts the WLI at 143.8, down 0.2 from the previous week's figure. The WLIg is at -13.4, down from last week and the WLI YoY is at -7.14%, unchanged from last week.
This commentary has been updated to include this morning's release of Nonfarm Employment. July saw 528K increase in total nonfarm payrolls. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%. The Investing.com consensus was for 250K jobs gained.
CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, says well-managed companies, not inflation and interest-rate cycles, will determine long-term investment returns.
Russ Koesterich, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, of the Global Allocation team explains why investors should expand their definition of quality in today’s market environment.
As expected, Wall Street wins again.