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Economic Crisis This Year? Let’s Look at the Forecast

Posted April 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM EST


Whereas a cyclical slowdown may be in the cards for the next 12 months, regulatory reforms instituted after 2008 have helped buffer against a more dire outcome.


What Markets Overlook About the April FOMC

Posted April 27, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST

Conflicting signals. Photo credit: badboo/Bigstockphoto

Amid anemic economic expansion for at least the near term, look at asset valuations as a bellwether of macro fundamentals.


How Investors Can Arm Themselves in the Currency Wars

Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:05 PM EST


As the returns from traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds get compressed, investors should still be able to capture alpha in currency markets.


For Employees to Benefit, Plan Sponsors Need to Get the Word Out

Posted April 24, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST


Research shows that corporations have to do a better job of informing employees of how to take advantage of financial planning opportunities.


Find the Stocks That Offer Innovation, Not Just Growth

Posted April 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST


A corporation that delivers technological innovation and productivity will do more to spur the economy than one that delivers luxury pet food.


How Blockchain Can Aid Dodd-Frank Compliance

Posted April 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM EST


A faster, more accurate posttrade settlement system would lend transparency and cost efficiency to financial transactions.


Mild Winter Has a Downside for U.S. Economy and Investors

Posted April 14, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST


Far from being sluggish, first-quarter growth was boosted by unusually warm weather; the economy is likely to falter as the year progresses.


Myanmar’s Transition Needs a Helping Hand from Washington

Posted April 12, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST


An easing of U.S. sanctions would foster much-needed foreign investment and help the new NLD government lift the economy.


Australia’s Super Solution to the U.S. Retirement Crisis

Posted April 12, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST


Politicians and policymakers in the U.S. can find a solution to the nation’s retirement crisis by looking to their friends Down Under.


Climate Factors: The Future of the Auto Sector

Posted April 10, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST


The business-savvy car manufacturer is one that innovates and designs with ever more environmental regulations in mind.


4 Considerations for Pensions Considering Rebalancing

Posted April 10, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST


Retooling allocation buckets from time to time can help pension plans withstand bouts of market volatility.


Is China the Country Facing a Hard Landing?

Posted April 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST


The three-ring circus that is the 2016 U.S. presidential election makes for an uncomfortable juxtaposition with China’s investments in the poorest countries.


It’s Time to Rethink Fixed-Income Investing

Posted April 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST


In a world of low rates and increased longevity, pension funds and other institutions need to consider alternatives to traditional bond investing.