Bob Doll’s 10 Predictions for 2017
Nuveen’s chief equity strategist expects stocks will outperform bonds but peak in the first half of the year.
Fed Officials Endorse Gradual Rate Hikes
Many Fed officials are starting to worry that they might be forced to raise interest rates faster because of inflation.
Harvard Academic Sees Debt Rout Worse Than 1994 ‘Bond Massacre’
Bond market is confronting the "perfect storm," says Paul Schmelzing, and debt investors face a multi-year period of sustained losses.
Uncertain Outlook for Muni Bonds in 2017
The municipal bond market may have a lot more to worry about than just rising interest rates next year.
The Best and Worst ETFs of 2016: Morningstar
The 'valedictorian of the ETF class of 2016' is Vanguard's VIGI, with its low cost and strong 'moat,' writes Ben Johnson of Morningstar.
31% Cut in Social Security Benefits Needed by 2031: CBO
An earlier report from the Social Security Trust Fund projected a 21% cut in benefits beginning in 2034 if the status quo remains.
How to Invest in an Uncertain Bond Market
Is the bond market pricing in too many Fed rate hikes like it did a year ago?
‘Dude, Where’s My Drone?’ and Other Potential Threats to Trump Rally
The Trump rally in equities has been fueled by investors who want to believe, but in 2017 they may need to curb their enthusiasm. Then there are events in the South China Sea to watch.
Has the 2016 Stock Market Rally Stolen Next Year's Expected Gains?
Strategists say the rally in stocks since the presidential election has discounted much of the support it might get from a Trump presidency.
Natixis Plans First Target-Date Suite Focused on ESG: Top Portfolio Products
In other product news, Hartford Funds reduces fees on four of its strategic beta ETFs.