‘Window of Opportunity’ for Interest Rate Hike Is Nigh: MFS
An MFS fixed income expert compares current wages, core CPI and unemployment to previous Fed hiking cycles — and finds they're remarkably similar.
Philippines: Hot Market, Growing Economy
Port bottleneck threatens growth while planned mineral export ban drives prices higher.
Despite Egypt’s Turmoil, Investors Hopeful About Business Climate
Some investors see Egypt’s new president and one of his top appointees as a stabilizing force for the country’ economic prospects.
Obama’s Visit to Mexico Puts Spotlight on Drugs, Security
Six months into President Enrique Pena-Nieto's term, many foreign investors believe the country may finally be turning a corner.
Food Prices Likely to Stay Higher
The effects of droughts in the U.S. and Russia that have driven food prices higher are likely to last for the next six months, according to the U.N., and the global food market will be in “short supply mode.”
Finding Sustainable Growth in a Fragmented World
The global investment environment is increasingly fragmented. Although it has become the norm to say we live in a globalized world, we are also witnessing growing schisms within the “global village.”
Jeremy Grantham: Today a Food Crisis, Tomorrow ‘Dystopia’
Hedge fund manager Jeremy Grantham is known for his doom-and-gloom outlook, but his latest shareholder letter updates merely “terrifying” U.S. and European financial woes with worldwide instability and social collapse.
UBS’ Golub Says Analysts ‘Severely Underestimated’ U.S. Economy: IMCA Conference
Jonathan Golub, U.S. equities strategist with UBS, sat with AdvisorOne on at IMCA’s annual conference on Tuesday for a frank discussion of the market outlook, earnings season and investing cliches.
Food Drives China Consumer Prices Higher
According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, consumer prices were up 3.6% from a year ago.
Merrill CIO: Europe Headed for Recession, U.S. Slowdown Later in 2012
Europe is headed for recession, and markets in the U.S. will experience a solid first-half of the year before a significant cool-off in the second half