Why the Fed Should Raise Interest Rates This Year: UBS Economist Drew Matus
Zero interest rates don't work when so much of the population is approaching retirement, says Matus.
Senior Housing: A Way to Profit From a Major Demographic Movement
As 12,000 Americans retire every day, the growing senior population will need somewhere to live. Here's what to consider when investing in senior housing.
Unusual Way to Earn High Yields in Real Estate
Crowdfunded real estate loans might appeal to high-net-worth investors seeking higher income.
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.
Model Portfolios: Watching Inflows and Outflows
Model portfolios can be very helpful, especially in a market decline, but watch for imbalances created by inflows and outflows from the portfolio.
Ritholtz: A Real Estate Recovery That’s Not Quite There
New home sales are trending far below their historic averages, Barry Ritholtz writes. Will the weakness continue?
S&P/Case-Shiller Reports Home Prices Rose Again in June
Potential spoilers of the upward trend: a Fed rate rise and volatility in the stock market.
Top Portfolio Products: New ETFs from Van Eck, Compass EMP and Direxion
Portfolio products launched this week include leveraged long and short ETFs based on homebuilding and regional bank sectors, and an active share measure.
Equity REITs Boost Cash Flow in Q2 but Post Weak Total Returns
NAREIT says REITs’ second-quarter operating performance recovered sharply from recent declines.
Top Portfolio Products: New Socially Responsible Funds From TIAA-CREF
New products and changes introduced over the last week also include plans for global environmental, social and governance scores from Morningstar.