U.S. inflation data for January came in stronger than expected. What effect could this have on future Fed interest rate increases?
Recent oil/commodity market rallies created an extra month of “apparent demand” down the major value chains, as buyers added inventory ahead of expected price increases for their own raw materials. In turn, this created the illusion of a synchronized global recovery – but reality will now intrude as the rallies end.
Allianz Life Generations Ahead Study finds parents’ bad experiences also impact millennials’ financial behaviors.
This paper explores why real returns have stayed persistently low in recent years and why they may continue to stay low for the foreseeable future.
Products and companies with sustainable competitive advantages and low capital requirements often make for attractive investments, provided they’re acquired at the right price. So where does this leave blockchain?
There has been chatter about whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) will result in a temporary stimulus, or sugar high, to U.S. economic activity because of the increase in corporate after-tax profits and the increase in household disposable income that will flow from the tax-rate cuts.
I have an alternative explanation for Walmart’s recent beneficence – a growing shortage of qualified employees.
On January 11, Walmart announced that it was raising its starting wage rate to $11 an hour, giving a one-time bonus up to $1,000 to employees, expanding its parental/maternal leave policy and providing employees adopting a child up to $5,000 per child in fees associated with the adoption.
A recent trip to Singapore revealed several companies as paragons of how to respond to a revenue and profit recession.
The U.S. Congress passed a significant bill today that makes sweeping changes to the country’s tax code. How much of a boost could the new law provide to financial markets and the nation’s economy?