Fed’s Fischer Leaves Door Open for September Rate Hike
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left open the option of an interest rate increase next month. Other officials are divided on whether to wait.
Top Portfolio Products: New Muni Bond Fund From Vanguard, Market Neutral Stock Fund From Hatteras
Also, Envestnet added a CLS Investments strategy to its network, and Guardian Retirement Solutions expanded its investment option lineup.
A New Online Platform to Limit Investment Losses
Vest Financial Group now offers investors and advisors a way to hedge downside risks of individual stocks and ETFs via an online platform.
Advisors Urge Investors: Don’t Panic
Their advice to clients as markets plunged: Don’t panic, review your portfolio and — if your stomach can handle it — consider buying more stocks.
10 Best Cities for Retirement: 2015
WalletHub recently ranked the 150 most populated cities based on how well retirees can live affordably, stay busy and find health care.
Junk Bond Market: ‘I See Dead Companies’
With apologies to Cole Sear of "The Sixth Sense," high-yield bonds are showing some very troublesome signs, as are corporate credit spreads.
ETF Gurus Look to MLPs Despite Oil Drop
Bruno del Ama of Global X and Michael Iachini of Charles Schwab explore alternative income-producing ETF strategies, particularly MLPs.
3 Reasons Not to Worry About the Fed’s First Rate Hike
The first Fed rate hike in more than nine years might not be the big event that the market has been anticipating.
High-Yield Default Rate on the Rise: Moody’s
Defaults are “on a disconcerting uptrend, which has kept investors on edge,” says Benjamin Garber, an economist with Moody’s Capital Markets Research.
It's a Good Time to Visit Muniland, but Come Prepared
David Kotok, co-author of "Adventures in Muniland," and Matt Fabian of Municipal Market Analytics counsel muni bond investors on what to watch out for.