Venezuela: Chavez Successor Fails Economy, Lashes Out at Neighbors
Maduro’s tactics force investors, businesses to reconsider involvement in country.
Growth and Value
Fort Pitt Capital Group started life as the money management division of a brokerage firm in Pittsburgh.
National Companies Step In as Banks Exit Commodities Markets
Thanks to regulatory changes, the departure from commodities markets has opened the door for national companies to enter. But those aren't the only changes afoot.
Top Portfolio Products: Van Eck to Subadvise Market Vectors’ China A-Share ETF
Also new this week are two funds from Thornburg Asset Management, four funds from American Independence and a new AICPA tax calculator.
Vanguard’s Davis: Persistent Level of U.S. Debt ‘Biggest Issue of Our Lifetime’
Vanguard’s chief economist says that U.S. must tackle the spending/revenue imbalance, but also that we’re near a “third industrial revolution.”
Strong Dividends, Steady Earnings & Stock Gains
The shareholder-owned electric utility industry extended its near-decade-long trend of widespread dividend increases during Q2.
Get Ready for a Big Oil Bubble
Global trends push toward a wild petroleum ride.
Fossil Fuels: More International Investment Risk Than Opportunity?
Investors need to tread carefully as opportunities shift and risks surface.
Eye on Renewables: Hot Markets to Watch
With widespread interest in an energy switchover, investors should be aware of some of the latest trends...
SEC Enforcement: Broker Busted for Lying to Investigators
Among recent enforcement actions by the SEC were charges against a Florida-based stock promoter for lying to SEC investigators and suspension of trade of 61 shell companies to preclude fraud.