SEC Removes Ratings References From Money Market Fund Rules
"Reducing reliance on credit ratings to determine which securities money market funds can hold is an important part of our efforts," said SEC chief White.
QE’s Cost: Fed Exit May Hit Economy Faster Than in Past Cycles
The Federal Reserve will have to confront the costs of its massive balance-sheet expansion when policymakers raise interest rates.
Fund Managers’ Pessimism Grows on China Recession Worries
Concerns about emerging markets and China have prompted the biggest investors to adopt a “risk-off” stance, according to BofA Merrill Lynch’s latest fund manager survey.
Goldman: Stocks to Own, Avoid When the Fed Is Hiking Rates
Keep this list handy as Janet Yellen and colleagues consider a jump in interest rates.
Top Portfolio Products: ProShares and Cambria Launch ETFs
Advisors skittish about European stocks may want to consider ProShares' new European ETF, which invests in companies that consistently increase their dividends.
Analyzing the Odds of a Fed Rate Increase
Although the Fed still has solid domestic reasons to raise rates next week, it cannot — and should not — ignore the worsening international context.
Goldman: Recent Volatility Has Done Work of 3 Fed Hikes
Federal Reserve policymakers may take a pass on raising rates next week if they decide the market has already done the tightening for them.
S&P Smacks Down a Big Argument for Active Management
Even funds in inefficient sectors like small-cap and emerging markets fail to consistently outperform their passive counterparts, new research from S&P Dow Jones Indices finds.
REITs Weaken Slightly Less Than Equities in August: NAREIT
Dividend yields on the asset class are roughly 4%, ahead of the S&P 500, the industry group says.
Buffett: Trump’s Tax Ideas A-OK; Clinton’s Economic Views Good, Too
Warren Buffett discusses Trump’s tax policy, Hillary Clinton’s email problems, income inequality and organized labor in an interview with Bloomberg TV.