Investments

  • Americans’ Financial Satisfaction Moved from Record Lows to All-Time Highs Over the Last Decade
    Americans’ Financial Satisfaction Moved from Record Lows to All-Time Highs Over the Last Decade

    Starts the 2020’s at an all-time high

    Thanks to a late 2019 stock market surge, Americans’ financial satisfaction has roared into the 2020’s. The average American should be feeling their strongest sense of financial well-being ever, according to the AICPA’s Q4 2019 Personal Financial Satisfaction index (PFSi) which has reached a new high for the seventh time in the last ten quarters.
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  • Investor Sentiment Continues to Rebound After Falling to the Most Bearish Level Since 2015
    Investor Sentiment Continues to Rebound After Falling to the Most Bearish Level Since 2015

    Corbin Advisors Releases Voice of Investor™ Q4’19 Industrial Sentiment Survey

    -Corbin Advisors, a research and advisory firm specializing in investor relations (IR), today released its Voice of Investor™ Industrial Sentiment Survey. The survey, part of Corbin Advisors’ Inside The Buy-side® publication, is based on responses from 28 institutional investors and sell side analysts globally who actively follow the industrial sector.
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  • QLAC: A Way to Secure Retirement Income Later in Life
    QLAC: A Way to Secure Retirement Income Later in Life

    Turn some of your traditional IRA or 401(k) into lifetime income

    Turning age 72 is an important milestone if you have a traditional IRA or 401(k). That's when you must begin taking mandatory minimum yearly withdrawals, known as required minimum distributions (RMDs) from these accounts.
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  • Low Mortgage Rates Help and Hurt Housing Market Potential
    Low Mortgage Rates Help and Hurt Housing Market Potential

    Lower rates boost housing market potential, but also discourage homeowners from selling and increase tenure length,

    First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today released First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales Model for the month of December 2019
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  • Out On The Street: Fresh Record Highs
    Out On The Street: Fresh Record Highs

    Accords with China, Mexico combine to spur risk-appetite

    Traders were in an upbeat mood last week, reacting to news out of Washington: the signing of the phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China as well as the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
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  • Is 2020 The Year of The Unicorn IPO?
    Is 2020 The Year of The Unicorn IPO?

    Despite their abnormally high valuations, many of the companies have yet to generate any profits

    More than a few unprofitable companies completed IPOs in 2019. The in-the-red frenzy fizzled out by the fall and some underwater issuers postponed or entirely scrapped their plans to go public. The topic has been beaten to death by financial wizards and industry analysts.
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  • Mobile Banking Market to Generate $1.82 Billion, Globally, by 2026
    Mobile Banking Market to Generate $1.82 Billion, Globally, by 2026

    Technological advancements, surge in consumer acceptance, and significant increase in smartphone usage drive the growth of the global mobile banking market

    Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Mobile Banking Market by Transaction (Consumer-to-consumer and Consumer-to-Business), and Platform (Android, iOS, and Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019–2026." According to the report, the global mobile banking market garnered $715.3 million in 2018, and is estimated to reach $1.82 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR…
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  • Mobile Money Market Worth $12.0 Billion by 2024
    Mobile Money Market Worth $12.0 Billion by 2024

    Is the day of a cashless society here already?

    According to a new market research report, Mobile Money Market, published by MarketsandMarkets, the Mobile Money Market will grow from USD 3.4 billion in 2019 to USD 12.0 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28.7% during the forecast period.
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  • Understanding The Emerging Impact of Student Debt
    Understanding The Emerging Impact of Student Debt

    Slow repayments of US student loans will remain key driver of growing balances as new borrowing slows

    Student loan debt in the US (Aaa stable) was the fastest growing type of household debt in the last decade. In this report, we examine the factors contributing to the growth in student loan balances, and also highlight the social and credit implications of this rising burden.
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  • Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and ETF Fund Flows for Full-Year and December 2019
    Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and ETF Fund Flows for Full-Year and December 2019

    The 6th year of net-outflows during the decade long bull market

    Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) flows for full-year and December 2019. Despite the S&P 500 gaining 31.5% in 2019, active U.S. equity funds saw $41.4 billion in outflows, the sixth year of net outflows during the decade-long bull market.
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  • When Vision And Value Collide
    When Vision And Value Collide

    As financial services firms try to build the firm of the future, skepticism persists

    Financial services firms are trying to build the firm of the future, but their lack of progress is stoking deep skepticism among investors, according to Oliver Wyman’s annual State of the Financial Services Industry report.
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  • 2020 Outlook: Moderate Global Returns Amid Slow, But ‘Good Enough,’ Global Growth
    2020 Outlook: Moderate Global Returns Amid Slow, But ‘Good Enough,’ Global Growth

    Moderation, not fear, will guide investors

    Northern Trust, a leading global asset manager with US $1.2 trillion in assets under management, believes moderation, not fear, will be rewarded in 2020.
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  • In Search Of Diversification, Yield and Return
    In Search Of Diversification, Yield and Return

    J.P. Morgan releases 2020 alternatives outlook to help Clients identify alternative investments

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management today released its second annual Global Alternatives Outlook, providing a 12-18-month outlook across key alternative asset classes and highlighting the views of the CEOs, CIOs and strategists from the firm's 15 distinct alternatives investment engines.
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