After rising nearly 12% from its June lows, silver has been garnering some attention lately, leaving many investors wondering whether they should raise their allocations to the precious metal.
In recent years, volatility has gone from a tool to measure uncertainties prevailing in the markets to a full-fledged asset class for investors who want to diversify their portfolio.
Those of us in asset management need to take this conversation beyond the ticker tape.
If you’re saving for a down payment on a home, you might have a timeframe of just a few years and need one strategy.
Most people are investing to realize goals that are years, if not decades, down the road.
Outside of the United States, investors, particularly those with little emerging market (or EM) exposure, should take another look at EM stocks.
Equities in the more expensive market segments are particularly vulnerable.
Thanks to its strong tie to industry, silver tends to be far more sensitive to economic variables, such as industrial production and manufacturing demand, than gold is.
Last week, U.S. equity market volatility, as measured by the VIX Index, hit 10.34, the lowest level since early 2007 and roughly half the long-term average.
If earnings are strong, the market may sustain its current level a while longer. You have two options: gamble your money or invest your money.
What you need is a metric to predict the likelihood of investors spooking. The short interest ratio gives you this key information.
Regarding equities, there have been several times over the last decade when stocks had an earnings yield of 6%–7%. So why buy into a 5.5% yield?
Today, I’ll outline for you a simple framework that you can apply in any market scenario to understand what’s going on and decide whether to hold on for the ride or sit on the sidelines.
Overall, the modest rise in government and mortgage-related interest rates has served to keep consumers consuming, and the rise in mortgage rates from around 3.3% to 4.3% hasn’t led to outright consumption declines in the U.S.
China’s “bubble” of U.S. debt is overstated, and that as long as China maintains a fairly stable trade relationship with the USA, China’s U.S. debt holdings shouldn’t not be volatile.
The stimulus fades and trade growth slows: A problem for future growth expectations? The below graph reflects an apparent decline in the rate at which Chinese exports and imports have…
With an economy that’s now approximately 60% larger than Japan’s (on a dollar basis), China’s reliance on trade for growth has become a larger issue.
The second quarter of 2013 saw Apple America’s revenues at $61 billion, with second quarter 2014 at $62.8 billion. In the same quarters, China’s revenue went from $25.9 to $28.5 billion.
In the near term—the next five-year valuation period—issues such as strong cash flow and ongoing share buyback programs could have a greater impact on Apple’s near-term price.
This series considers the prospects for Apple’s growth in China within the context of China’s macroeconomy, with a focus on China’s export, import, and overall gross domestic product growth levels.