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Mohamed El-Erian puts Democratic tax proposals in perspective

May 7, 2019

With nearly two dozen Democratic candidates now running for president, many of the contenders are trying to stand out from the crowd by proposing various forms of tax hikes on the wealthy and tax breaks for those who aren't yet wealthy. For...

Wealthy US investors sitting on cash despite optimism in economy

May 7, 2019

A majority of wealthy American investors are optimistic about U.S. stocks, but are still sitting on piles of cash, according to a UBS Group survey. A sunny outlook reigned among 57% of the survey's U.S. respondents. The survey, conducted in...

Bob Doll says Fed likely will 'murder' economic growth

April 29, 2019

The next economic recession in the U.S. isn't likely to hit for at least a few years, according to Bob Doll, chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager at Nuveen. He said the country's near-record period of economic expansion still...

Morgan Stanley bear unbowed after bad call

April 29, 2019

Morgan Stanley's Mike Wilson acknowledges he made the wrong call on the U.S. equity market this year. But that hasn't dissuaded him from holding onto one of Wall Street's most bearish forecasts. With the S&P 500 Index at a record high after...

Beware misreading inverted yield curve

March 25, 2019

At the end of last week, the three-month Treasury bills' yield rose above the yield for 10-year Treasuries for the first time since 2007, prompting warnings that the U.S. is headed for recession later this year or in early 2020. That's because,...

A recession? Financial advisers say it's right around the corner — or not

February 25, 2019

Even though a recent study of business economists shows that more than three-quarters expect the U.S. economy to be in recession by the end of 2021, financial professionals are not nearly in sync on the idea of an economic slowdown. "While the...

Most economists see U.S. recession by 2021

February 25, 2019

More than three-quarters of business economists expect the U.S. to enter a recession by the end of 2021, though a majority still expect the Federal Reserve to continue raising interest rates this year. Ten percent see a recession beginning this...

Washington dysfunction will stir 'a lot of market volatility' this year

February 12, 2019

The political dynamic in Washington will likely lead to a bumpier stock market this year, with issues such as the debt limit, trade and oversight hearings looming large, experts said Tuesday morning in New York. The split government, divided...

Trump State of the Union: What advisers want to hear

February 5, 2019

Financial advisers want President Donald J. Trump to put aside divisive political rhetoric and give a positive message about the economy and solutions to pressing problems during his address to Congress tonight. In his State of the Union address,...

Bond titan blasts 'misguided' bet that Fed hikes are over

February 1, 2019

A investor responsible for $150 billion worth of debt warned markets are getting ahead of themselves with big bets that the Federal Reserve is taking an extended pause in raising interest rates. "The market's assumption that the Fed will not...

Twists and turns await anxious advisers as roller-coaster ride continues into 2019

January 5, 2019

The roller-coaster ride of 2018 has financial advisers bracing for uncertainty in the year ahead. Whether talking about the economy, the financial markets, Fed policy or asset allocation, the financial advisory space appears to be hunkering...

Wall Street could be facing fewer fines in 2019 as lone SEC Democrat leaves

December 19, 2018

For Wall Street banks and other companies accused of malfeasance, the risk of getting slapped with a big fine by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will soon drop significantly. That's because Kara Stein, the SEC's lone Democratic commissioner,...

Growing chasm between rich and poor divides country into two Americas

December 19, 2018

U.S. unemployment is near a 50-year low, economic growth is brisk and the stock market — despite a disappointing 2018 — has paid generous returns since the financial crisis of a decade ago. But not for everyone. The chasm between rich and...

Fed hikes are rare when stocks are this battered

December 18, 2018

Donald Trump's hectoring aside, it's exceedingly rare the Federal Reserve raises interest rates when stocks are behaving this badly. In fact, were policymakers to follow through with their widely expected hike Wednesday, it would be the first...

Outstanding U.S. student loan debt reaches record $1.47 trillion

December 17, 2018

U.S. student loan debt outstanding reached a record $1.465 trillion last month and one particular set of borrowers is having a hard time paying back their loans, according to a Bloomberg analysis of student loan securitization data. This debt...

Powell comment seen suggesting fewer Fed hikes

November 28, 2018

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said interest rates are "just below" a range of estimates of the so-called neutral level, softening previous comments that seemed to suggest a greater distance and spurring speculation that central bankers...

InvestmentNews turns 20: A young industry evolves, as does our coverage

November 10, 2018

The 20 years since InvestmentNews launched in 1998 have involved tremendous change in and around the financial advice industry. Here are 20 events that rocked advisers and their clients — many of which will continue to shape the profession...

America's student loan debt crisis is about to worsen

October 17, 2018

While Wall Street and President Donald J. Trump tout news of a booming stock market and low unemployment, college students may be quick to roll their eyes. The improved economy has yet to result in higher wages for graduates already struggling...

Americans have been saving much more than thought, new data show

July 27, 2018

Americans may not be such spendthrifts after all. U.S. households have been socking away a lot more money in recent years than had been earlier thought, revised government statistics released Friday showed. The savings rate over 2016 and 2017...

Trade war fueling bond rally

July 9, 2018

Treasury yields are slipping further away from the pivotal 3% level, and the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China has traders bracing for the world's biggest bond market to keep rallying. A four-week advance in 10-year notes, the...

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