A single line chart is keeping an awful lot of investors up at night: the US Treasury yield curve. It’s been flattening steadily since the end of 2016 and is nearly the flattest it’s been since 2007. We all remember what happened after that.
When you think of the top 1 percent of all income earners in American households, how much do you think this group rakes in? Millions? Tens of millions? What about the top 10 percent?
In 2018, rising inflation, higher US interest rates and escalating trade tensions have led to concerns about global economic growth and bouts of equity-market volatility.
On a day like yesterday when more than half of the US tech sector was down more than 2%, we are reminded of the benefits of diversification. Yet, diversification would not have helped one participate in the market’s rise to the highest level since February.
The Northern Trust Economics team shares its monthly perspective on the growth prospects and challenges ahead for key markets.
Most investors are not aware of this but the number of publicly-traded companies listed on US stock exchanges has plunged almost 50% since the peak in 1996. This phenomenon is not limited to the United States.
Today the Institute for Supply Management published its monthly Manufacturing Report for July. The latest headline Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was 58.1 percent, a decrease of 2.1 percent from 60.2 the previous month. Today's headline number was below the Investing.com forecast of 59.4 percent.
It is frustrating to have great relationships with clients and centers-of-influence (COIs) but virtually no one refers, especially considering how many people we know. Too few of our happy clients refer to us. Is this normal?
The business suit is a staple of what clients expect advisors to wear. However, with the oppressive heat waves of summer, just putting on a suit is a daunting task. This is how you do it.
A new book focused on how institutional asset managers build sufficient trust to attract and maintain assets is helpful to advisors, albeit on a smaller scale. What I didn’t expect were the key traits that inspired trust.