How First Trust’s Wesbury Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sequester
The outspoken chief economist of First Trust Advisors is taking Nouriel Roubini, Bill Gross and others head on in his view of the sequester in a new outlook.
Portfolio Fix: MLPs and Positive Returns
Savvy financial advisors know that these days of high market volatility and low interest rates demand strategic thinking to help clients reap fruitful investment returns.
Rise of Brazil and the Beautiful Games
For Brazil, the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games are about more than just sports—they’re a chance to showcase that the country is worth investing in.
Niche solutions, cloud computing and growth in Asia are expected to buoy the tech space in an overall risky economy
Wesbury Slams Roubini on ‘Double Dip’ Fears
The country’s dour mood doesn’t jibe with the numbers, according to First Trust Chief Economist Brian Wesbury, and he specifically points to Nouriel Roubini’s recent analysis as an example of what not to believe.
Top Portfolio Products: Cantor Fitzgerald to Launch ETF Arbitrage, Van Eck Adds Mortgage REIT ETF
This week in new portfolio products, Cantor Fitzgerald announced that it will launch an ETF arbitrage business under Dan Segal, and Van Eck introduced a mortgage REIT income ETF.
Fed's Bernanke Floats Possibility of QE3
Despite comments to the contrary made as recently as June 22, the Federal Reserve is ready to ease monetary policy if the economy weakens further, according to comments made Wednesday by Ben Bernanke.
Parsing Bernanke: First Trust’s Brian Wesbury on How Fed Chief’s Words Translate to Action—Weekend Interview
If you want insight into what Ben Bernanke really means behind the carefully crafted politico-speak, talk to Brian Wesbury. He says that the Fed will begin raising rates ‘early in 2012.’
First Trust Launches Smart Phone ETF
A new ETF began trading on NASDAQ on Friday based on an index that tracks smart phone companies.
The Latest Funds Focus on Growth, Value and Dividends
The ETF landscape just keeps getting bigger. In March, Rydex Investments launched six funds and First Trust Advisors added one. The Rydex ETFs will track S&P/Citigroup...