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  1. Will Trump's Infrastructure Plan Run Out Of Gas?

    November 21, 2016
    The president-elect loves to put his name on hotels, casinos and skyscrapers and now wants to rebuild America. The big question ...
  2. Dow 20,000 Is No Fantasy

    November 21, 2016
    The magic number was considered a ridiculous notion a few years ago, but the Dow average already is near 19,000, just 6% ...
  3. Record Flows Into ETF's and Out Of Bonds, BAML Says

    November 18, 2016
    Trump's election has created the largest ever weekly disparity of flows between equities and bonds amid record volume, BAML ...
  4. Trump’s Upper-Middle-Class Tax Increase

    November 17, 2016
    While the rich save on taxes, some upper-middle-class couples and singles may find themselves in a higher tax bracket under ...
  5. Three Ways to Prepare Your Portfolio for President Trump

    November 17, 2016
    It's easy to panic about big changes – or think you can game them. What to do instead as the economy (and your portfolio) ...
  6. The Trump Effect on Stocks: Who’s Up, Who’s Down (AMZN, FB)

    November 17, 2016
    Trump's election is dividing stocks into two classes based on how his policies will help or hurt them, while other stocks ...
  7. Billionaire James Chanos: Valeant is Worse than Enron (VRX, BABA)

    November 17, 2016
    Chanos, head of Kynikos Associates, says a bad bet on Valeant cost the industry $40 billion.
  8. Schwab Reportedly Among LPL Financial's Suitors (LPLA, SCHW)

    November 17, 2016
    Veteran financial services company Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) might be in the running to acquire peer LPL Financial (NASDAQ: ...
  9. CEO Compensation: Will Pay Soar Under Trump?

    November 16, 2016
    Shareholders may lose the legal power to rein in CEO pay if Trump scraps the Dodd-Frank Act.
  10. Will Trump Reimpose Glass-Steagall? (BAC, JPM)

    November 16, 2016
    Trump has called for reinstating Glass-Steagall, which could drastically reshape the industry and Wall Street's big banks. ...
  11. The Trump Effect: Negative-Yielding Debt Plummets

    November 16, 2016
    The market value of the world's negative-yielding bonds have plunged since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president ...
  12. Trump Allies Attack $4.5 Trillion Fed Balance Sheet

    November 16, 2016
    Trump's allies are taking aim at The Fed’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet, urging the movement of funds to small business and ...
  13. Ex-PIMCO Billionaire Bill Gross Slams Donald Trump

    November 16, 2016
    The billionaire former executive at PIMCO criticized the president-elect for his policies on infrastructure, taxes, and more.
  14. December Rate Hike Remains Intact After Trump Win

    November 9, 2016
    The probability of a December rate hike remains intact, but Trump has made it clear that the future for Fed Chairperson Janet ...
  15. The Next U.S. President Faces a Potential Debt Crunch

    November 9, 2016
    The next U.S. president may face a bond market heading toward major disruption as the forces that favored the market now ...
  16. Muni Bonds: Is a Post-Election Sell-Off Coming? (VWITX,NHMAX)

    November 9, 2016
    The $3.8 trillion muni bond market is highly sensitive to changes in tax policy after presidential elections
  17. No 401(k) Boost in 2017 – Again

    November 8, 2016
    We didn’t get a raise in 401(k) contributions in 2015 or 2016. Now it’s happened again. Why?
  18. Trump May Bring $2 Trillion in U.S. Profits Home

    November 8, 2016
    Companies are stashing at least $2 trillion abroad to avoid taxes. As president, Donald Trump may bring part of that back ...
  19. Investors Flock to Inflation-Shielding ETFs (TIP, VTIP)

    November 8, 2016
    Investors have been flocking to exchange-traded funds that shield them from inflation as concerns grow about rising prices ...
  20. CEOs Express Caution Despite Q3 Earnings Growth (GE, PG, UNP)

    November 8, 2016
    Despite a third quarter featuring better earnings, CEO's are expressing concerns about rising wages, falling margins and ...
  21. Can Trump Kill the Carried Interest Tax Break?

    November 7, 2016
    As the next U.S. president, Trump may try to end carried interest, which gives tax-advantaged pay to many kinds of fund managers. ...
  22. Berkshire Hathaway's Cash Rises to Record Level

    November 7, 2016
    Buffett's strategy: with stocks near record highs, Berkshire Hathaway is hoarding cash. Is the billionaire signaling caution, ...
  23. A Look at Hillary Clinton's Economic Policies

    November 7, 2016
    With income inequality on the rise, Hillary Clinton is running on raising the minimum wage, raising middle class wages, and ...
  24. The Week Ahead: November 7-11, 2016

    November 6, 2016
    The U.S. presidential election will have markets on edge this week.
  25. High Anxiety: Why VIX Jitters May Be Overblown (VIX)

    November 4, 2016
    The VIX anxiety index has jumped almost 60% in the past 10 days, but the S&P 500 has fallen only slighty. Are investor ...
  26. CFTC Investigates Banks' Use of Interest Rate Swaps (C, GS)

    November 4, 2016
    U.S. regulators are probing banks' trading and clearing of interest rate swaps, which played a central role in the 2008 financial ...
  27. Gold: Is Now the Time to Buy It? (GLD)

    November 4, 2016
    HSBC analysts believe that the price of gold will spike as a result of the election regardless of who wins.
  28. Private Equity: Why Smaller is Better (APO, CG)

    November 2, 2016
    Caesars Entertainment. Big private equity firms are now hunting smaller, less risky deals and hold more than $200 billion ...
  29. Luxury Handbag Retailers Retrench (KATE, JWN)

    November 1, 2016
    Weak store sales and millenials' move away from purses have forced luxury handbag retailers to cut the number of their lines
  30. Investors Shun ETF Due To High Expenses (EEM, VWO)

    November 1, 2016
    Investors have been fleeing high-expense Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) at the same time that low-cost rivals enjoy robust inflows. ...
  31. EPS Revisions and Stock Performance Are Linked (TSO, AVGO)

    October 31, 2016
    Goldman has found a correlation between five years of positive earnings revisions and strong stock performance - and the ...
  32. Fiduciary Rule Prompts Firms to Drop Some Commissions

    October 31, 2016
    Commonwealth Financial Group is the latest independent broker-dealer to eliminate commissions-based products from its retirement ...
  33. Billion-Dollar Babies: World's Most Valuable Startups

    October 31, 2016
    More than 200 startups, called unicorns, are now worth more than $1 billion each and the top five are have a total value ...
  34. Why Even Actively-Managed Funds Are Cutting Fees

    October 28, 2016
    American Funds has filed with the SEC to create a new share class with lower fees.
  35. Passive ETFs: Active Traders' New Tool (SPY, UWTI)

    October 26, 2016
    Investors are using increasingly popular passive investment funds for very active trading strategies
  36. IPOs Are on the Rebound (COUP, NTNX)

    October 26, 2016
    The U.S. IPO market is showing signs of life, especially in the tech sector. Post-offering prices are soaring
  37. Retirement Planning for a 115-Year Life Expectancy

    October 26, 2016
    What are the financial implications of living until age 115—and how do they impact your retirement planning?
  38. What a Rate Hike Means for REITS

    October 26, 2016
    Would an interest rate hike negatively impact REITs in the long run?
  39. America's Startups Crisis: It's Hurting the Economy

    October 25, 2016
    The declining number of startups is a major drag on the U.S. economy and employment
  40. The Average EPS Earnings Season 'Beat Rate' Is 62%

    October 24, 2016
    Stacked deck: Q3 earnings are coming in above expectations, likely because forecasts are, once again, too low. So why do ...
  41. Will Mexico Oil Giant Pemex Default?

    October 24, 2016
    Fitch Ratings gives surprise warning that Mexico's Pemex faces insolvency
  42. How Crowdfunding is Expanding the REIT Market

    October 21, 2016
    Real estate crowdfunding has put Fundrise on track to raise a quarter of a billion dollars in a little over a year and to ...
  43. Watch for Cloud Revenue In Microsoft Earnings (MSFT, AMZN)

    October 20, 2016
    Microsoft has forecast a decline in cloud revenue for the latest quarter when it reports earnings after market's close
  44. Bonds Based On Student Loans Face Downgrades (JPM, NAVI)

    October 20, 2016
    Billions of dollars worth of bonds backed by student loans could soon face downgrades as borrowers postpone or reduce their ...
  45. 'I'll Keep You in Suspense': The Third Presidential Debate

    October 19, 2016
    Both candidates made extravagant promises regarding the country's economic future.
  46. Earnings Shocks: Stock Volatility Is Soaring (AA, HAS)

    October 19, 2016
    Earnings-related stock swings exceeding 5% have doubled over the past seven years. Some investors blame these earnings shocks ...
  47. ETF Profits: How Much Money Are Providers Making?

    October 17, 2016
    Though major ETF providers keep slashing fees, as a whole the industry is generating billions in revenue.
  48. Charles Schwab to Lower Some ETF Fees

    October 12, 2016
    Charles Schwab has become the latest fund provider to slash its ETF fees.
  49. Inflation Is On Its Way Says Bank of America (BAC)

    October 11, 2016
    BAML says investors should look to inflation-protected assets as they see price rises arriving sooner than most expect
  50. Why So Many ETFs End Up Shutting Down

    October 11, 2016
    Despite the popularity of ETFs, a growing number are liquidating. Here are some reasons why.
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