Currency Wars Have a Nuclear Option
There is a big difference between countries that use domestic tools for domestic purposes and those that target currencies to gain an unfair trade advantage.
New World, New Opportunities
The world has changed for investors, more than most advisors might realize.
Ken Fisher Warns, Industry Responds: What Happens to RIAs in 10 Years?
Ken Fisher is bullish on 2014’s market and economy but decidedly bearish on the future of RIAs.
Ken Fisher Warns: RIA World Gone in 10 Years
The famed value investor talked to ThinkAdvisor on how BDs will "eat RIAs as dessert," and why the economy is doing fine, for a spell.
Asian Currencies Feel Fed Influence
Investors with a taste for international currencies should keep an eye on Asia, where currencies are in flux, thanks in part to Fed policy.
State Capitalism to Rule the U.S.: Roubini Report
Get ready for bigger government, no matter who you vote for this fall.
Bernanke Decries Tough Lending Standards
The Fed chairman said residential mortgage lending has been “particularly sluggish."
Axel Merk: How to Save the Euro
Can the euro be saved? Short answer—yes, but it will take some doing, says currency manager AxeI Merk. In commentary released Wednesday, Merk examines what he calls 'the dual challenges of fiscal sustainability and bank solvency' which are key to the euro’s recovery.
S&P Warns of Euro Zone Downgrades if Recession Recurs
David Beers, who presided over the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating after the great debt debacle in Congress, said Wednesday that ratings in the euro zone are in danger of cuts should large parts of the region sink back into recession.
European Bank Recapitalization Unimpressive: Analysts
European banks seeking to recapitalize and meet new goals set for them by regulators are seeking to do so largely through internal actions than by raising outside funding from investors, and analysts are not impressed by the method.