1. 3Q Gross Domestic Product Rises More Than Expected 2. Fed Seems to Admit That ZIRP Didn’t Work as Expected 3. President Trump Willing to Increase Domestic Spending 4. Time for the Fed to “Normalize” Monetary Policy 5. “Handing Down Your Legacy” Still Available For Free
The Calamos Global Equity Team explains why they view India as one of the most compelling stories in the emerging markets.
How much do investors worry about volatility? It comes down to their life stages. Dr. Brian Jacobsen takes a data-driven look at retiree and non-retiree viewpoints, with results from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.
I use Coke to demonstrate the importance of differentiating between a good company (which Coke is) and a good stock (which it is not), and the danger of having an exclusive focus on a shiny object – dividends – when you are analyzing stocks.
If U.S. inflation rises above 2%, how much inflation overshooting would the Fed tolerate? The Bank of England’s policies may provide clues.
To me, it looks like investors have almost fully embraced the idea of low growth and low inflation. If either of these factors surprise to the upside, we could exit the relatively narrow trading range the market has been in for the past few months.
Well that was unexpected. I don't think anyone had Hillary Clinton winning Minnesota by ONLY 1.4%, much less the GOP sweeping two branches of the U.S. Government and looking to line up the third branch (i.e., Supreme Court). So now what? What I wrote on Sunday still holds true today: "the markets like nothing more than certainty."
We really do not have health care as much as sick care since the focus is on treatment versus prevention. But our sick care is in serious condition. For those individuals who do not have employer coverage – which is not a small number – its condition is critical. While I am steadfast in my thoughts on how a healthcare system could be designed and work for everyone, the current condition of our sick care is making me sick.
When comparing strategies for coordinating home equity with portfolio distributions to generate retirement income, the tenure option fairs well. As a way to fund retirement efficiency improvements, using the tenure payment option from the line of credit as an alternative to purchasing a SPIA or DIA is worth exploring further.