With the US bear market entering its seventh month, it’s not too soon to think about what other risks might be lurking. Private equity is at the top of the list.
The US stock market is experiencing the worst start to a year in five decades.
Stock pickers are beating the market in unusually large numbers this year, raising the age-old question about whether their success can be attributed more to luck or skill.
Who could have foreseen the selloff in shares of big technology companies? Anyone who bothered to do a little math.
It has been a rough few months for US stocks but even rougher for shares of technology companies. The widely followed and tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index is down about 30% since it peaked in November. Investors may be wondering whether tech stocks are a bargain.
Elon Musk, Marc Andreessen and Cathie Wood have spent the past few days on Twitter exchanging ideas about how investing and financial markets work — all in the name of liberating small-fry investors from elite giants that manage and peddle index funds.
People tend to associate environmental, social and governance investing with stock-picking, a way to sort through companies based on their ESG practices. But not every investor can be choosy about the companies they own. Big pension, endowment and sovereign wealth funds oversee tens of billions and even trillions of dollars, which means they have to own practically everything.
Last month, the Federal Reserve kicked off a campaign to increase interest rates to bring down the highest inflation the U.S. has experienced since the 1980s. Critics contend the Fed still isn’t doing enough, and the central bank seems to agree. Several high-ranking Fed officials, including Chair Jerome Powell, have said in recent days that interest rates may need to rise faster, and possibly higher, than initially planned.
The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules on Monday that would require publicly traded companies to disclose a variety of climate-related risks and metrics, including greenhouse gas emissions. The reason is plain: Investors want more information about how companies are dealing with climate change, and it’s the SEC’s job to get it for them.
It has been a rough several months for U.S. stocks. While broad market averages are down, they obscure the extent of the wreckage. Not even the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index, which has tumbled more than the better-known S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average, tells the whole story.
Cryptocurrencies may be all the rage, but good luck figuring out how they fit in a portfolio.
U.S. wages are rising after decades of stagnation. And yet, by all indications, income inequality in the U.S. is the highest ever and growing, and tens of millions of full-time workers still fail to earn a living wage.
Wall Street is trying to bottle ESG, but ESG has other ideas.
For financial advisers, cryptocurrencies just might be internet 2.0.
The battle between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds is over. ETFs won.
If financial regulators want to continue protecting investors as new technologies like cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens proliferate, they’ll need to give investors the tools to protect themselves.
A debate rages on whether ordinary investors should have equal access to financial markets.
A 60/40 portfolio of global stocks and bonds has returned a respectable 8.4% annually over the past five years, but also a heartbreaking 6.2 percentage points a year less than the S&P 500. And the difference seems to be all investors care about.
A simple mix of stocks and short to medium-term bonds is probably a better bet than investments widely peddled as inflation protection.
Many Americans are wondering whether college is worth the enormous sacrifice, and they just might conclude that there must be a better way.
A look at recent downturns suggests that their fears are overdone.