March Madness: Kleintop’s Sweet 16 Bracket for the Stock Market
“Making stock market predictions can be as challenging as forecasting basketball tournament winners,” Schwab's Kleintop says, but here are the factors he sees playing hardest.
Ritholtz: The Worldwide Deficit of High-Quality Debt
Observers like Jeffrey Gundlach and Gary Shilling expect rates on quality long-term bonds to stay low because of a limited supply, Barry Ritholtz writes.
50 Ways for States to Tax Residents
Which states have the lightest tax burden? The answer isn't as straightforward as it seems.
How the Fed Erased 1% of the Dollar's Value in a Single Day
The strong dollar has curbed the Fed's urgency to tighten.
PIMCO Sees Year of Higher Growth, but Fed Rate Hike May Roil Markets
Global monetary easing, lower oil prices and move away from austerity are all net positives, the investment firm argues.
Fed Drops ‘Patient’ Stance, Opening Door to June Rate Increase
“An increase in the target range for the federal funds rate remains unlikely at the April” meeting, the FOMC said in a statement Wednesday.
The Buffett Approach to Taxes
Tocqueville Asset Management’s Sicart warns that hiding from the taxman is futile — but postponing taxes, as Berkshire Hathaway does, is profitable.
What’s Keeping Investors Up at Night?
USAA's John Jares explains the return of volatility to a market that has placidly delivered high average returns for six consecutive years.
Rubio-Lee Tax Plan Gets Thumbs Up From Tax Foundation
While a New York Times editorial dubbed the plan the Puppies and Rainbows Tax Plan, the foundation says it would boost long-term growth dramatically.
World’s 20 Biggest Debtor Nations
McKinsey Global Institute finds that deleveraging has largely not occurred; rather, debt-to-GDP ratios have generally gone up since 2007.