Why Corporate America’s Debt Is a Major Risk
Société Générale says U.S. companies are “massively overspending” to finance buybacks, whose impact on stock prices is limited.
Vanguard Sees Flood of Advisor Assets, Now at $1.3 Trillion
Money from brokers and independent advisors now account for about one-third of Vanguard’s total assets and about 50% of this year’s inflows.
El-Erian Holds 30% in Cash as Central Banks Distort Markets
The former co-CEO of Pimco sees "enormous risk" in financial markets due to distortions caused by central bank policies.
L Bonds: The High-Yield Alternative Asset You Probably Never Heard Of
GWG Holdings’ L bonds are yielding 5.5%-8.5% for maturities from two to five years, but the bonds are unrated and illiquid.
6 Companies With the Best Retirement Plans
These companies offer their employees a chance at a good retirement, in ways that range from pension plans to generous matching 401(k) contributions.
Investors’ Cash Level Highest Since Brexit, 9/11: BofA Merrill Survey
What’s making investors so risk averse? Investors are bearish, with fears of an EU breakup, a bond crash and election results, says BofA’s Michael Hartnett.
Tiny Social Security COLA to Pinch Seniors as Medicare Costs Surge
Payments could rise just $5 a month in ’17 versus the $150 seniors have lost with low inflation, says one group.
Fed’s Fischer Makes Case for Fiscal Policy to Boost Growth
The vice chair of the Fed said a combination of private investment, infrastructure spending and effective regulation are likely to promote growth.
3 Potential ‘Black Swans’ to Watch For: 3EDGE
The markets today are “even more susceptible” to black swan events than before, according to 3EDGE’s president Stephen Cucchiaro.
Goldman Says U.S. Bondholders Risk a $1.1 Trillion Hit if Rates Spike
A 1% increase in interest rates could inflict such a mega loss in the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index, according to Goldman analysts.