Spain’s Public Debt Soars to New Highs, Smothering Optimism
Optimism over the improving state of the Spanish economy is once again on shaky ground with its public debt burden soaring well beyond governmental forecasts.
Bond Fund Exodus Continues in September
A rough — some would say devastating — few months for bond funds and ETFs just got rougher, according to TrimTabs.
Gold Gets Blamed for Record Commodity ETP Outflows
A sharp decline in the price of gold and large outflows from gold ETPs caused commodity ETP assets to drop to their lowest level since Q2 2010, says ETF Securities.
Upbeat Jobs Report Signals Quicker QE Tapering
With jobs growth averaging 200,000 a month this year, BlackRock’s Rieder, LPL’s Canally and more predict Fed tapering could begin as early as September.
At Midyear, Bob Doll Judges His Top 10 Predictions for 2013
By Bob Doll's own accounting, the Nuveen chief equity strategist got five predictions right and three wrong, and two are still too early to call.
Roubini and Bremmer Warn of ‘New Abnormal’
Is a new economic crisis that makes 2008 look mild in the offing? Nouriel Roubini and Ian Bremmer argue in a lengthy survey of world gloom that the possibility of such a crisis is ever present.
Nouriel Roubini: The 2013 IA 25 Extended Profile
“2morrow I speak at Long-term Global Trends & Their Implications for the IMF,” Nouriel Roubini recently tweeted, which is typical, since he’s everywhere and seemingly always reacts to the latest financial crisis in real time.
Crossing Paths: The 2013 IA 25
With Investment Advisor's 11th annual list of the most influential individuals in and around the advisor business, we decided to do something different.
Cyprus Bailout Shockwaves Travel Beyond Eurozone
A deal that “broke the rules” has struck fear in depositors’ hearts—and not just in Cyprus
BlackRock’s Koesterich: Europe’s Banks Are Its ‘Achilles’ Heel’
At a Commonwealth gathering, a BlackRock investment guru sees danger and opportunity in Europe and suggests the ‘great rotation’ to equities “is not happening."