Investors are gorging on American assets

Investors are gorging on American assets

ECONOMISTS think prices, like spilt ketchup, are sticky. They move only slowly as firms digest economic conditions. Financial markets are an exception. Computerised trading by thousands of participants means prices, especially of currencies, can move in a McFlurry. Since The Economist last updated the Big Mac index (BMI), our lighthearted guide to currency valuation, burger […]

Amid trade war, U.S. fund investors find little safe haven in gold

Amid trade war, U.S. fund investors find little safe haven in gold

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The fact that investors are siphoning money out of stocks is not helping gold, with the safe-haven asset suffering as people wary of a global trade war flock to the U.S. dollar. FILE PHOTO: Gold bars are displayed at Mitsubishi Materials Corporation in Tokyo March 17, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato U.S. fund […]

Investors poured $7.54 billion into equity ETFs after rocky G7 meeting: ICI

Investors poured $7.54 billion into equity ETFs after rocky G7 meeting: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Equity exchange-traded funds, which draw a diverse set of clients including fast-trading hedge funds, attracted $ 7.54 billion of net new cash in the week ended June 13, according to Investment Company Institute data released on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) […]

Investors find little appetite for consumer staples

Investors find little appetite for consumer staples

(Reuters) – The consumer staples index .SPLRCS, the S&P 500’s biggest laggard for 2018, could have further to fall and may even look less appealing as a defensive play in the event the economy turns sour. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 21, 2018. […]

High-profile investors bet on stocks tied to millennials: Sohn Conference

High-profile investors bet on stocks tied to millennials: Sohn Conference

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hedge fund managers at the high-profile 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York pitched stock ideas on Monday, ranging from online food ordering to homebuilders, that should benefit from the growing clout of the millennial generation. Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital LP, presents during the 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in […]

U.S. states eye protections for investors if federal regulation falters

U.S. states eye protections for investors if federal regulation falters

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Do you live in a fiduciary state? A specialist trader works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The question could become important if the financial services industry wins its high-stakes legal and political battles to dismantle […]

Aflac CEO Dan Amos Pushes Back Against ‘False Allegations’ In Conference Call With Investors

Aflac CEO Dan Amos Pushes Back Against ‘False Allegations’ In Conference Call With Investors

On a conference call announcing earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 on Thursday, Aflac CEO Dan Amos defended his company against a series of allegations reported by The Intercept in a trio of federal lawsuits against the company’s sales, recruiting, and financial disclosure practices. “When the false allegations were made recently by a very small group […]

Pakistani, Chinese investors to get equal opportunity in CPEC zones

Pakistani, Chinese investors to get equal opportunity in CPEC zones

The Pakistan government has reportedly agreed to allow both Chinese and Pakistani investors equal opportunity to invest in economic zones to be established along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). ANI| Last Updated: Nov 18, 2017, 16:21 PM IST Let’s block ads! (Why?) Zee News :World fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and opinions blog. We aim […]

Tech tugs Wall Street lower, investors fret about tax cut delays

Tech tugs Wall Street lower, investors fret about tax cut delays

(Reuters) – Wall Street stocks dropped on Thursday, weighed down by losses in Microsoft and other technology issues as investors turned their attention to a U.S. Senate Republican plan that would delay corporate tax cuts that investors want very much. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, […]

Investors call the end of the government-bond bull market (again)

Investors call the end of the government-bond bull market (again)

FOR the umpteenth time in the past decade, a great turning-point has been declared in the government-bond market. Bond yields have risen across the world, including in China, where the yield on the ten-year bond has come close to 4% for the first time since 2014. The ten-year Treasury-bond yield, the most important benchmark, has […]