In regards to economic measures such as retail sales, industrial production, and employment, the author of today’s article notes that “it is a perverse fact that such measures have been at their highest points, and even at record levels, just before falling a few months later under the weight of an economic downturn.” And now another indicator that tends to peak before a downturn – and is currently at a record level – can be added to the list: the household wealth to income ratio. What does this ratio mean – and is it flashing a warning that a recession is coming? CLICK HERE.
While Yin Luo of Wolfe Research “doesn’t think that robots will replace money managers soon…he does think that machine learning can give investors an edge” – and in today’s article, an interview with Luo, he shares what his models indicate about the state of the bull market (and the chances of a recession), the risk posed by a trade war, which parts of the market are attractive (and which aren’t), some specific contrarian stock calls, and more. CLICK HERE.
The five stocks featured in today’s article have been paying out dividends for at least 100 years – through wars, depressions, recessions, market crashes and more. Given this impressive feat, the author of today’s article acknowledges that “it’s a good bet that any company on this list has a safe dividend that will withstand the test of time.” However, he points out that this doesn’t necessarily mean that these companies are good investments anymore. Which of these five members of the “Century Club” may be past their prime – and which appear to still be good income investments today? CLICK HERE.
“Of all the things that can threaten an investor’s confidence — economic uncertainty, global turmoil, election-year shenanigans — what scares financial advisers the most is the emotional state of the person sitting in their waiting room.” Today’s article proclaims that it’s not all this market volatility or fears of a recession that weigh most heavily on the minds of financial professionals as being a threat to their clients’ financial well-being, but rather the reactions of their clients to said volatility and fears. What investor behaviors do financial advisers say worry them the most? CLICK HERE to read more.