Businesses are reluctant to hire new workers, and the fiscal crisis in Washington is doing little to build confidence. Should catastrophe be avoided, job creation and the broader economy are expected to strengthen into 2014.
This Bloomberg article explains how Morgan Stanley pitched to clients the benefits of adding managed futures to their investment mix.
Investors who already lean toward the advantages of passive investing will definitely want to hear about a groundbreaking new study thats making the rounds about the power of fully passive portfolios.
In a two-page farewell note to clients, retiring Morgan Stanley strategist Gerard Minack tell clients: don't try to pick stocks and don't try to time the market. Just invest in a portfolio of low-cost, tax-effiecient index funds. In other words, don't listen to Wall Street.
U.S. Stocks rose following Fed Chairman Bernanke comments that, a premature tightening of monetary policy could lead interest rates to rise temporarily but would also carry a substantial risk of slowing or ending the economic recovery and causing inflation to fall further, In other words, it is likely that the Fed's asset purchase program will continue.
After years of $1 trillion plus fiscal deficits, the federal budget deficit is now falling fast.
All of us could benefit by examining our inclination to invest with our hearts rather than our heads especially when it comes to gold.
Private sector added 176,000 jobs in April. Unemployment rate at 7.5%.
Rising home prices, along with rising stock prices, are proof to many that the aggressive policies of the Federal Reserve are working to improve economic conditions.
Government spending cuts, and the inevitable rise in interest rates when the Feds quantitative easing program ends, will pose significant challenges to the U.S. economy.