Investments

  • Markets Relax and Rally
    Markets Relax and Rally

    Updates on trade and monetary policy contributed to investor decisions

    After months of volatility, markets relaxed a bit last week. For the first time since October, the S&P 500 went 5 days without a 1% gain or loss. The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, also fell to lower than 20 - in December, it spiked above 35.
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  • Investors Sought Out RIAs in 2018 Amid Market Volatility
    Investors Sought Out RIAs in 2018 Amid Market Volatility

    RIAs expect more strong growth in 2019, as they welcome investors seeking advice, attract new talent, and adopt technology that enhances the client experience

    Volatile markets in 2018 drove more investors to seek out the guidance of independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), with RIAs citing nearly 20 percent growth, on average, both in assets and revenues in 2018, TD Ameritrade Institutional1 found in its latest RIA Sentiment Survey.
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  • What’s Next For The Dollar, Gold, Stocks & Bonds?
    What’s Next For The Dollar, Gold, Stocks & Bonds?

    With the Fed confused, you better pay attention

    by Axel Merk

    The quip, “if you aren’t confused, you aren’t paying attention” needs to be replaced: “with the Fed confused, you better pay attention.” You may want to buckle up. Let me explain.
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  • Markets Up – And Volatile
    Markets Up – And Volatile

    So, what drove the rally?

    U.S. markets experienced more wild sessions last week before ending in positive territory as the recent turbulence continued. In fact, we are currently in the middle of some of the most volatile market performance in more than eight years.
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  • With Wall Street Sell-Off, IMX Ends Year at Lowest Point in 2018
    With Wall Street Sell-Off, IMX Ends Year at Lowest Point in 2018

    2018 begins and ends with volatility as retail investors wait for clarity on economic, political concerns

    Following a rocky month for the U.S. stock market, the TD Ameritrade1 December Investor Movement Index® (IMXSM) continued its downward trend for the third consecutive month to 4.41, a 16 percent decline from its November reading of 5.27.
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  • 2019 Outlook: Navigating Slowing Growth, Tightening Liquidity and More Volatility
    2019 Outlook: Navigating Slowing Growth, Tightening Liquidity and More Volatility

    ...Yet most see reasons to be bullish on select opportunities

    Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) The investment affiliates of Legg Mason value their independence – offering different perspectives that set them apart from other active asset management firms. They often agree – and sometimes do not – but when each looks to the year ahead, investors can expect a wealth of insights.
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  • Bitcoin IRA Launches Turnkey White-Label Solution For Financial Advisors And Enterprise Businesses
    Bitcoin IRA Launches Turnkey White-Label Solution For Financial Advisors And Enterprise Businesses

    Designed to specifically cater to financial advisors, registered investment advisors & wealth managers

    BitcoinIRA.com, the world's largest and most secure cryptocurrency platform that allows customers to purchase Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies for their retirement accounts, has launched a turnkey, white-label solution for enterprise businesses to enable them to invest their customers into a Bitcoin IRA.
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  • Northern Trust: No Recession in Developed Markets
    Northern Trust: No Recession in Developed Markets

    Global economic expansion to continue, albeit at a slower pace

    Despite the global economic slowdown, U.S. monetary policy tightening, and trade tensions introducing further risks to a slowing China, Northern Trust, a leading global asset manager with $1.1 trillion in assets under management, does not foresee a recession in developed markets in 2019.
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  • Investor Beware: Top Five Investment Risks in 2019
    Investor Beware: Top Five Investment Risks in 2019

    What the Alberta Securities Commission sees in 2019 just might apply to the global markets

    It's a new year -- with new investment opportunities. Investing is a great way to save for a secure retirement and reach other financial goals. However, it's important for even the most sophisticated investors to be wary of opportunities that are just too good to be true.
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  • A Precarious Existence: How Retirees Are Financially Faring in Retirement
    A Precarious Existence: How Retirees Are Financially Faring in Retirement

    Comprehending the financial vulnerability of retirees

    Fewer than half of retirees (46 percent) agree that they have built a large enough retirement nest egg, with only 16 percent "strongly" agreeing and 30 percent "somewhat" agreeing, according to a new survey by nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS).
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  • Financial Advisors Expect Market Downturn in 2019
    Financial Advisors Expect Market Downturn in 2019

    Top 2019 Goal: To Attract and Retain HNW Clients

    As financial advisors look to 2019, an overwhelming majority expect a downturn in the market over the next two years and want to prioritize attracting and retaining high-net-worth (HNW) clients, according to a recent survey conducted by Independent Advisor Solutions by SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC).
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  • One Last Look: 2018 In Review
    One Last Look: 2018 In Review

    Focusing on the wider view

    The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape. This week, we're reviewing some key issues that defined 2018, as well as some factors that may influence financial markets in the coming year.
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  • A Correction Is A Beautiful Thing
    A Correction Is A Beautiful Thing

    For weary investors, think 'cycle' instead of 'year'... and smile more

    by Steve Selengut

    A correction is a beautiful thing, simply the flip side of a rally, big or small. Theoretically, even technically I'm told, corrections adjust equity prices to their actual value or "support levels". In reality, it's much easier than that.
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