Economy

Commodities have the biggest returns year-to-date through April

Commodities have the biggest returns year-to-date through April

After declining 17.01% in 2014 and 24.66% in 2015, commodities have bounced back in 2016.

May 03, 2016 | 02:02 pm
Outlooks split on where high yield will sparkle next

Outlooks split on where high yield will sparkle next

Global high-yield markets have rallied following a difficult few months, but money management executives are divided over the outlook for the U.S. and European markets and where best to place their...

May 02, 2016
China's turmoil threatens global growth — Milken speakers

China's turmoil threatens global growth — Milken speakers

China is going through its teenage years, and its struggles with growing into a mature economy could bring an end to the globe's ongoing recovery, now in its sixth year, speakers agreed at the Milken ...

May 02, 2016 | 04:20 pm
Buffett touts index funds at Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting

Buffett touts index funds at Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting

Warren Buffett's biggest investment tip: Be wary of fees.

May 02, 2016 | 01:14 pm

McKinsey report sees disappointing returns

Investment returns in the U.S. and Western Europe over the next 20 years will likely fall short of the returns of the previous 30 years, and investors should scale back their expectations as a result,...

May 02, 2016
McKinsey: Investors need to dial back investment return expectations

McKinsey: Investors need to dial back investment return expectations

Investment returns in the U.S. and Western Europe over the next 20 years will likely fall short of the returns of the previous 30 years, and investors should scale back their expectations as a result,...

April 27, 2016 | 07:00 pm
Fed stays on cruise control; no change to rates

Fed stays on cruise control; no change to rates

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee voted Wednesday to keep the current 0.25% to 0.5% target range for the federal funds rate, citing slow economic growth.

April 27, 2016 | 03:45 pm
Bond traders do not expect a rate hike as Fed meets

Bond traders do not expect a rate hike as Fed meets

For bond traders, there’s little doubt about the path the Federal Reserve will take on interest rates.

April 26, 2016 | 10:00 am
Most dangerous bond market in history divides managers

Most dangerous bond market in history divides managers

Bond investors are taking bigger risks than ever before.

April 25, 2016 | 11:41 am
Market environment driving asset owners to revolution

Market environment driving asset owners to revolution

Revolution and pension funds typically don't go together. But today's investment landscape calls for a revolution in asset owner long–term fund management process and structure. An environment...

April 22, 2016 | 11:27 am
Nuveen's Bob Doll is bullish on the economy

Nuveen's Bob Doll is bullish on the economy

Nuveen's Robert Doll gave a muted outlook for stocks at the Money Management Institute's conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday — but that still makes him more optimistic than most.

April 21, 2016 | 10:27 am

Northern Trust: Managers stay positive on U.S. economy but worry about rest of world

Money managers are more positive about the U.S. economy but are concerned about economic growth outside the U.S., said Northern Trust’s first-quarter investment manager survey released Thursday.

April 21, 2016 | 03:54 pm
ECB president warns of eurozone deflation

ECB president warns of eurozone deflation

Inflation rates in the eurozone could turn negative in the coming months, based on current futures prices for energy, warned Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank.

April 21, 2016 | 01:49 pm
MIT study says Twitter can offer trading signals ahead of Fed meetings

MIT study says Twitter can offer trading signals ahead of Fed meetings

The finding of a working paper overseen by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Andrew Lo says a trading strategy based on views posted on Twitter prior to Federal Reserve policy meetings...

April 21, 2016 | 09:56 am
ISM's U.S. services indicator shows economy continues to grow

ISM's U.S. services indicator shows economy continues to grow

The Institute for Supply Management's Non-Manufacturing index was 54.5 for March, an increase from both the 54.2 estimate and 53.4 score for February.

April 21, 2016 | 10:00 am