Category Archives: Global Investing

What Britain’s Hung Parliament Means for Your Portfolio

Aaron Hankin Theresa May’s bold move to call a snap election on April 18 to strengthen conservatives’ position in Parliament failed Thursday when the Tories fell well short of winning a majority in the U.K. House of Commons creating what is known as a “hung parliament.” With just one seat of the 650 yet to… Read More »

Global Monetary Policy: He Still Has Your Back

Shuffle up and deal–low interest rates are still “the only game in town” AT ITS outset, 2017 seemed likely to mark a turning-point for global monetary policy. The Federal Reserve had just raised its main interest rate by a quarter-point and was expected to add three such increases this year–or perhaps even more, if a… Read More »

Concerns Over Trump Dent Global Stocks, Dollar

Vikram Subhedar LONDON (Reuters) – Concern that U.S. President Donald Trump’s reform agenda could be slowed down, and that Trump himself could even face the threat of impeachment, added to disappointing U.S. economic data on Wednesday to hit the dollar and spur a pullback in richly valued stocks. Reports that Trump asked then-FBI Director James… Read More »

Stocks Soar on French Election, Trump Tax Cut Hopes

Paul R. La Monica Vive la France! Investors around the world cheered the French presidential election results. The hope is that the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron will have no problem defeating the anti-EU challenger Marine Le Pen in a runoff election on May 7. Stocks soared in Europe and were set to pop in the… Read More »

Developing A Retirement Playbbook

Joel Johnson Ever wonder what it might be like to be a retirement “all-star?” To have a plan in place so that you can live the retirement you’ve always wanted, stress-free and confident about your financial future? It all starts with a playbook of important strategies and tools to get you on the road to… Read More »

What A Fed Rate Hike Means For You

Patrick Gillespie Get ready for another rate hike, America. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key interest rate on Wednesday. It would be the second rate hike since December and a sign that the central bank plans to raise rates faster this year. One rate hike won’t change the world but higher rates… Read More »

Don’t Let Trump Scare You Out of the Market

Ken Kam What do you do when you think the market is risky and over-extended? Rahul Garg has felt that way for over a year, but instead of running to cash, he managed to beat the S&P 500 for 2016 with a few adjustments to his investment strategy. Here’s how he did it. Rahul started his… Read More »

Rare Streak for U.S. Stocks

Rare Streak for U.S. Stocks:  81 Days Without a 1% Dive.  Not Happened Since 2006 Matt Egan The American stock market isn’t just sitting at record highs. It’s enjoying an unusually-long period of tranquility. The last time the S&P 500 closed down by at least 1% was 81 trading days ago on October 11 —… Read More »

Global Investors Wary of UK Markets as Brexit Fog Thickens

Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) – Money managers charged with investing trillions of dollars of global savings haven’t abandoned Britain just yet, but the uncertainty created by Brexit has made them extremely wary about investing in UK Plc. Portfolio managers, strategists and investment officers at 13 asset or wealth management firms controlling more than $7 trillion… Read More »