Uncertain Outlook for Muni Bonds in 2017
The municipal bond market may have a lot more to worry about than just rising interest rates next year.
Golden Era of Hedge Funds Draws to a Close, Clients in Revolt
Investors are up in arms as traders get rich on management fees. The million-dollar question: Who will keep earning 2 and 20?
Top 2017 Emerging EMEA Picks Are All Things Russia; Avoid Turkey
Investors seek bargains in politically stable countries; some asset managers favor Egypt’s local-currency bonds.
Oil Trades Near 17-Month High as Market Seen Balancing in 2017
Iraq, Venezuela said to implement production cuts on Jan. 1; OPEC and non-OPEC monitoring panel will meet to track compliance.
Banks, Broker-Dealers Poised for a 'Terrific' 2017
Dick Bove and other analysts are bullish on large financial companies, and their BDs, for a host of reasons.
Case-Shiller Home Price Index Extends Winning Streak
S&P’s David Blitzer warns, however, that “home prices cannot rise faster than incomes and inflation indefinitely.”
Dow Flirtation With 20,000: A Ceiling or the Santa Claus Rally?
Brad McMillan of Commonwealth and Jeff Saut of Raymond James are optimistic over a sustained bull market in 2017, this one driven by actual earnings.
U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps to Highest Level Since 2001
Measure of Americans’ expectations surges to a 13-year high after Trump election; more households expect better economy, labor market in year ahead.
Department of Labor’s 2016 by the Numbers
A changing administration portends a change in direction, but here’s how the DOL did in 2016.
The Markets in 2016, and What's Ahead in the New Year
Will the “Trump Rally” continue into 2017 or will it turn out to be a “Trump Bubble?"