PIMCO Sees Year of Higher Growth, but Fed Rate Hike May Roil Markets
Global monetary easing, lower oil prices and move away from austerity are all net positives, the investment firm argues.
What’s Keeping Investors Up at Night?
USAA's John Jares explains the return of volatility to a market that has placidly delivered high average returns for six consecutive years.
Bill Gross: Hunker Down for Global Currency War
It was actually the U.S. that fired the first shot in a currency war whose risks investors must mitigate through conservative investments, Janus' Gross warns.
Greece Still Seeking Concessions After Bailout Extension
While markets rose on the news that Greece's bailout was extended for four months, investors aren’t comfortable that they’ll come out of it unscathed.
Many Fed Officials Were Inclined to Keep Zero Rates Longer
FOMC meeting minutes showed diverging views over when the first increase may be appropriate.
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.
Lithuania’s Euro Adoption Strengthens Western Ties
Lithuania adopted the euro on Jan. 1, becoming the third Baltic state to do so, at a critical time considering E.U. sanctions against Russia.
Axel Merk: All Roads Lead to Gold
Negative real rates, the risks of holding cash and coming market instability are among the factors suggesting an increased allocation to the precious metal.
3 Alt Investments That Deserve an Oscar: Morningstar
These three alternative fund categories are on track for compelling — but not necessarily uplifting — performances this year, analyst Josh Charlson says.
Swiss Franc Cap Lift Sends Currencies Tumbling
Switzerland threw the financial world into chaos when, on Jan. 15, its central bank lifted the cap on its currency.