U.S. Sleeps as 9/11 Approaches: News Analysis
History suggests that an environment of growing threat and shrinking resolve provokes our enemies.
Managed Futures and Fixed Income, Part II: Odd Couple of Diversification
Managed futures offers significant diversification in portfolios holding not just high-yield bonds, but also for investment-grade and muni bond holders.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting … a Rate Hike
The endlessly discussed, yet-to-happen but highly feared Fed interest rate hikes are likely to be far more benign than investors imagine, Northern Trust says.
Investor Confidence Ticks Up, Indexes Show
Outlooks for the economy and labor market have either improved or roughly stayed the same throughout August, three major confidence measures show.
Motif Investing Targets Corporate Inversions
The recently launched Tax Inversion Targets motif is a 25-stock tradable index of potential tax-inversion targets domiciled in tax havens.
Is Warren Buffett a Hypocrite?
Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special tax deals don’t upset Warren Buffett, who's having it his way with the Burger King tax inversion.
What Could Keep S&P Above 2,000?
Investment experts like Jeremy Grantham point to the factors driving stocks higher — at least for now.
Have Computers Messed Up the Unemployment Rate?
The Labor Department's monthly jobs report has been the subject of some wacky conspiracy theories, but there is a real problem with the job numbers.
Hussman Rails Against Fed
Like a puppeteer trying to control his puppet without realizing the strings have been cut, the Fed's policy levers cannot reach their targets, Hussman argues.
How Financial Planning Improves Investors’ Bottom Lines
My financial planning "software" stress-tests a client’s portfolio by calculating their federal and state tax burden for years to come.