A brief review of several economic indicators from various regions of the world would seem to indicate a broad economic slowing is occurring.
For the most recent month, the NFIB’s survey results show a slight increase in overall economic optimism among those businesses responding to the survey.
New rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission are intended to address risks of liquidity runs on institutional money market funds by fund participants.
Through the end of the second quarter of 2014, the Real Estate Investment Trust sector of the markets has been one of the top performing asset classes.
Although most if not all of Argentina is focused on the World Cup, the financial future of the country is being discussed in the courts and the financial press.
The amount of debt issued by the U.S. Treasury and held by the public totaled just under $12.6 trillion last week. When borrowings between government entities are included, the total public debt outstanding reaches over $17.5 trillion.
Each month, the unemployment rate in the eurozone is published by Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office. For the month of April 2014, unemployment across the eurozone was reported to be 11.7 percent.
Over the past several days, a number of economic indicators have been released. Some of these figures suggested a weaker U.S. economy during the first quarter of 2014, while others provided a bit more optimistic view of the U.S. economy.
It’s the time of year to celebrate the accomplishments of those students who have finished their studies and are graduating. Great job. Now, it’s also time to start paying back all those student loans taken out to fund a college education.
Utah did fairly well in this survey by Chief Executive magazine focusing on best states in which to do business.
Investors should only enter this segment of the fixed income market with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the risks of these CAT bonds.
In a recent study released by the McKinsey Global Institute, a research unit associated with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the United States was ranked third among all nations for its connectedness to the rest of the globe.
The Tax Foundation estimates the average person will work until April 21 before his or her income is sufficient to pay estimated taxes for the year.
Concerns about the fairness of high-frequency trading are not new to the stock markets. With faster computers and faster fiber optic lines, high-frequency trading will continue to be a point of contention among market participants.
According to a recent report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Women in Business, Utah ranks third highest for the percentage of self-employed workers who are women.
While stress testing cannot anticipate all future economic challenges, these results indicate a material increase in the overall financial health of the U.S. banking industry over the past several years.
Motivation for prohibiting the direct sale of Tesla vehicles is attributed to several goals. One goal is the protection of consumers. Another concern is that Tesla’s business model introduces too much competition into the car sales process.
Although delinquency rates have trended down for most household debt categories over the past several years, student loan delinquencies are on the rise.
Price inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, is important not only for the effect on personal spending but also because of the inflation indication provided to the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Given the very divergent economies, demographics and resources in the 50 states, minimum wages should reflect the supply and demand for workers and their skills.
With widespread talk of rising interest rates in the U.S. and some other developed countries, the relative value of many emerging currencies is generally expected to fall.
While the historically low interest rates in the U.S. and many other developed economies have been the source of ongoing concerns about future inflation, an increasing threat of deflation is receiving global attention.
Low interest rates, relatively narrow credit spreads and persistent investor demand all spurred U.S. corporations to issue more than $1 trillion of rated debt in 2013.
U.S. equities recorded relatively positive price returns in 2013.
The WIPO, an agency of the United Nations, along with several other entities has published the Global Innovation Index that seeks to assess and rank innovation abilities and innovation results among the countries of the world.
The Investment Company Institute reported a 2.3 percent increase in overall mutual fund assets for the month of October.
Investors cite a wide range of overall strategies motivating the allocation to bonds in their investment portfolios.
Credit Suisse, a global bank headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, recently released its 2013 Report on Global Wealth.
Bond investors face a range of risks. One variable that can result in a declining market value of a fixed-rate bond investment is increasing interest rates. As rates rise, the prices of fixed coupon bonds fall.
JP Morgan was recently levied a potential fine totaling $13 billion, likely to consist of both a cash payment to regulators and partial mortgage debt relief to certain homeowners.