Why Investors Are Facing Even More Market Instability
Frequent flyers are accustomed to turbulence on some flights. Indeed, many expect it. Despite such anticipation, however, the turbulence can once in a while create significant anxiety among even the most seasoned travelers.
Stale Pricing and the Risk to Bond Fund Investors
Bond mutual funds trade daily and are highly liquid, but the underlying securities are often highly illiquid, trading very infrequently. This mismatch means that bond fund pricing is unreliable, creating risks, especially for buy-and-hold investors.
The Strong Dollar Is About to Pay Some Dividends
In times like these, I’m reminded of Robert Rubin. The former US Treasury Secretary in the Clinton administration was unequivocal that a strong dollar was in the country’s best interests, and the government should be careful not to undermine trust in the currency.
Student Loan Forgiveness Plan and Inflation Reduction Act: Are These New Policies Inflationary or Deflationary?
Inflation is top of mind for consumers and market participants. In the United States, many are questioning whether student loan forgiveness will make inflation worse, and if the recently passed “Inflation Reduction Act” will offer relief.
SEC Set to Let Wall Street Keep Payment-for-Order-Flow Deals
The US Securities and Exchange Commission will stop short of banning payment for order flow, a controversial way to process retail stock trades, as it proposes new rules for the $48 trillion American equities market.
Top Gold CEOs Say Soaring Costs Will Hobble Mining Industry Into 2023
The world’s top gold mining executives see cost pressures sticking around into next year, adding to industry headwinds fueled by economic and political uncertainty, supply-chain disruptions and surging interest rates.
Rate-Hike Fears Are Hitting People Where They Live
Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee is dominating all discussions. That’s inevitable. But if there’s one area where the Fed’s monetary policy could wreak changes, and where many Americans fear that it will, it is on housing.
How Crypto-Backed Loans Work
The concept of using liquid investment vehicles as collateral for a loan is not new to investment practitioners who have embraced margin and collateralized account loans. It is therefore not a surprise that the DEFI platforms and crypto platforms would find a way to provide this service to their loyal clients.
Making The Case for Alternatives—Particularly Commercial Real Estate—in Defined Contribution Plans
Despite widespread use in institutional portfolios, alternative investments are not typically found in US defined contribution plans.