Macroeconomic Analysis

  • The Longevity Phenomenon: Impact on the World
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Longevity Phenomenon: Impact on the World

    The longevity phenomenon has given rise to a unique problem. The world’s population is aging rapidly, which could have a negative impact on productivity and growth rates.

    By Chip Castille
  • How Can Changing Demographics Impact Investors?
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Can Changing Demographics Impact Investors?

    Changing demographics impact investors in many ways. The demand for bonds could increase, putting downward pressure on yields.

    By Rick Rieder
  • Why Sunoco Logistics Has the Lowest Profit Margins
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Sunoco Logistics Has the Lowest Profit Margins

    Sunoco Logistics has the lowest profit margin and ROE among its peers. Its profit margin and ROE of 1.6% and 1.7%, respectively, are well below the group average.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • Disposable Income Is Still Below Historical Averages
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Disposable Income Is Still Below Historical Averages

    Disposable income refers to the income available to a household or individual after paying off personal current taxes. Disposable income is still below historical averages.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • The Great American Deleveraging: Fact or Myth?
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Great American Deleveraging: Fact or Myth?

    The great American deleveraging has largely been limited to the financial sector (XLF) (IYF). Non-financial debt is still much higher than historical averages.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • What is XLE? Exploring Midstream Energy Company Exposure
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What is XLE? Exploring Midstream Energy Company Exposure

    Companies in the midstream sector that are included in the XLE portfolio include Kinder Morgan, Oneok, the Williams Company, and Spectra Energy.

    By Liam Odalis
  • How China Is Shifting Gears from Manufacturing to Services
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How China Is Shifting Gears from Manufacturing to Services

    The Chinese economy’s focus is shifting gears from manufacturing and industrial production to the service sector.

    By Aberdeen Asian Equities Team
  • XLE Outperforms USO Last Week
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    XLE Outperforms USO Last Week

    The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 0.66% in the week ended September 11. XLE tracks a diverse group of 45 of the largest American energy stocks in the S&P 500 Index (SPX).

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Comparison of exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Comparison of exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes

    ETFs (exchange-traded funds) have stock-like characteristics, while ETNs (exchange-traded notes) possess bond-like traits.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Chesapeake Bankruptcy Rumors Take a Toll on Williams Companies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chesapeake Bankruptcy Rumors Take a Toll on Williams Companies

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) opened 50% lower in yesterday’s early trading on the rumor that the company is working with advisors to pursue bankruptcy.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • The Importance of Rebalancing Your Portfolio
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Importance of Rebalancing Your Portfolio

    Rebalancing your portfolio means bringing the portfolio back to the asset allocation levels specified in the financial plan. Not rebalancing can expose you to higher risk.

    By BlackRock
  • Is Silver More Valuable as a Precious Metal or an Industrial Metal?
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Silver More Valuable as a Precious Metal or an Industrial Metal?

    Silver has been falling over the past few years, despite surging demand for its industrial use. Fundamentally, silver seems to be strong due to rising demand and a year-over-year shortfall in its supply.

    By Meera Shawn
  • Overview of US Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Overview of US Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread

    Crack spreads usually fall when crude oil prices (USO) increase by more than product prices, or when product prices fall more than crude oil prices.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Morgan Stanley sign and stock numbers
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Morgan Stanley's Buyback Stock Picks in 2021

    Since stock buybacks are expected to pick up the pace in 2021 after remaining muted in 2020, Morgan Stanley has made it picks.
    By Anuradha Garg
  • Black Wall Street sign is sign of ethical investing
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Ethical Investing Stocks and Funds for Your 2021 Portfolio

    Investing isn't always just about making a buck. In 2021, it's also a way to shape our world through ethical investing stocks.
    By Rachel Curry
  • New York City skyline and Goldman Sachs logo
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Goldman Sachs: Options Trade Picks to Play Earnings Season Volatility

    Goldman Sachs thinks that due to the rotation in equity markets, some investment opportunities have been created. What are Goldman Sachs's options trade picks?
    By Anuradha Garg
  • Woman working on a laptop
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why NOBL ETF Could Offer Upside Potential in 2021

    Recently, NOBL ETF's stock price hit a 52-week high. Is NOBL ETF a good investment amid the current market conditions?
    By Anuradha Garg
  • Woman reviewing paperwork and looking on a tablet
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Deep Value ETFs Add a Layer to Value Investing

    A new kind of value basket is entering the mainstream market. Here's everything investors need to know about deep value ETFs.
    By Rachel Curry
  • stock market volatility like quad witching
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Is Quadruple Witching Day?

    Investors should brace for the remainder of quadruple witching day, which happens just four times per year.
    By Rachel Curry
  • Fed Chair Jerome Powell
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    After Historic Lows, Will the Fed Raise Rates in 2021?

    The Fed met for two days and is preparing to respond to the future of the nation's economy. What was the Fed's decision about interest rates in 2021?
    By Rachel Curry
  • newspaper image
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How to Profit When the Stock Market Goes Down

    Beginners in the stock market tend to think about investing as buying stocks and making money when those stocks go up. But it’s not the only way.

    By David Moadel
  • Cathie Woods at the Bloomberg 50 Celebration In New York City
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rates-Driven Sell-Off Hits ARKK Hard, Wait for Better Entry Point

    The ARKK ETF has seen a huge plunge in the last few weeks. Is the ARKK ETF a good investment after the recent drop or is it time to sell?
    By Anuradha Garg
  • Fed Chair Jerome Powell
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Happens If the Federal Reserve Crashes?

    If the Federal Reserve crashes, what would happen to the general public's life as they know it? Would it be possible for the Fed to crash completely?
    By Rachel Curry
  • Man looking on a laptop
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What It Means for Investors When Bond Yields Are Rising

    You might be hearing about rising bond yields in the news, but what does that mean for you? Right now, bond yields continue to rise.
    By Rachel Curry
  • Cathie Wood
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Ark Invest Founder Cathie Wood's Latest Stock Picks

    The now-famous Cathie Wood, the founder of Ark Invest, has given her opinions on her latest stock picks. Which stocks has she picked?
    By Rachel Curry
  • Fed Chair Jerome Powell
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Are Tech Stocks Dropping and Will They Rebound?

    Fed Chair Jerome Powell likely has something to do with stock futures and tech stocks dropping, but why? Will tech stocks rebound?
    By Rachel Curry
  • SoFi logo over woman working on computer
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    WKLY Versus TGIF: Which SoFi Weekly Payout ETF Is Better?

    Weekly payouts have become the norm over at SoFi. Between TGIF and WKLY, which of the ETFs is better for investors?
    By Rachel Curry
  • WallStreetBets subreddit mobile screenshot
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    WallStreetBets Isn't a Money-Making Company, But Leaders Have Still Won Big

    WallStreetBets isn't a company, let alone a public one, but investors in the subreddit community are still banking big.
    By Rachel Curry
  • Woman walking on Wall Street
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    WallStreetBets Doesn't Seem Like a Pump and Dump, Not Out of the Woods Yet

    Pump and dump scams as market manipulation are federally prohibited. Is WallStreetBets a criminal stomping ground? Does it look like a pump and dump?
    By Rachel Curry
  • Cybersecurity
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    HACK and IHAK: Choosing the Better Cybersecurity ETF

    Cybersecurity is a pressing issue and a few ETFs cover it. Is HACK or IHAK a better ETF in the cybersecurity space?
    By Rachel Curry
  • TSP funds for uniformed services members and federal employees
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Best TSP Fund to Invest in Shouldn't Surprise You

    One TSP fund consistently ranks highest in returns, but there are a handful to consider. Here are the best TSP funds to invest in.
    By Rachel Curry
  • Lithium mine
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Publicly-Traded Lithium Mining Companies a Good Investment in 2022?

    Lithium is a critical part of electric vehicle batteries. Which publicly-traded lithium mining companies are good buys amid the EV transition?
    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Trader shouting on floor
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    S&P 500 Is a Solid Long-Term Investment No Matter What It Does in 2021

    Ever since the markets started to rally from their 2020 lows, investors have been worried about another crash. Will the S&P 500 crash in 2021?
    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Volkswagen flagship
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Volkswagen Short Squeeze in 2008 Puts GameStop Into Perspective

    The short squeeze isn't a new market phenomena. In fact, we saw it in 2008 with Volkswagen stock. What happened during the short squeeze in 2008?
    By Rachel Curry
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Stocks That Make Up the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia

    What stocks make up the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia? The wealth fund finances projects including the controversial future city development Neom.
    By Rachel Curry
  • Short Ladder Attack
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Breaking Down Short Ladder Attacks Amid the WallStreetBets Escapade

    The WallStreetBets escapade has put shorting in the limelight. What is a short ladder attack? What does it mean for investors?
    By Rachel Curry
  • ARK Invest NYSE
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Which ARK ETF Should Investors Veer Toward and Why?

    ARK Invest has numerous ETFs (with more on the way). Which ARK ETF is best for investors and why? What can investors expect?
    By Rachel Curry
  • Trader on NYSE Floor
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    7 Reasons Why U.S. Stock Markets Appear to Be in a ‘Blockbuster’ Bubble

    There are fears about markets getting overheated. Do U.S. stock markets look like they are in a bubble? If yes, when will the bubble burst?
    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Materials

    How to Counter China: Steel Could Show the Way

    China (FXI) exported 5.56 million metric tons of steel in December, a yearly fall of 1.9%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Professional Sports Teams MLB Yankees
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How to Invest in Publicly Traded Professional Sports Teams

    Publicly traded professional sports give you another chance to bet on the success of your favorite team. Which teams are publicly traded?
    By Rachel Curry
  • stock market reaction presidential elections
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does the Stock Market React to Presidential Elections?

    Historically, the stock market has reacted to presidential elections before, during, and after the election season. What can investors expect for 2020?
    By Rachel Curry
  • usd main
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Is the U.S. Dollar Worth the Most and How's the Outlook?

    Even in a domestic economic crisis, the U.S. dollar retains its strength in many places across the world. Where is the U.S. dollar worth the most?
    By Rachel Curry
  • new companies to invest
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    New Public Companies Could Be Great Investments in 2021

    Certain companies might be new to the market (or waiting for their turn to IPO) in 2021, but they could be some great investment options.
    By Rachel Curry
  • what is stock market rotation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Watch These Sectors as Stock Market Rotation Creates New Opportunities in 2021

    Stock market rotation creates new opportunities in the market. What is stock market rotation and how could it play out in 2021? Here are some stocks that could benefit.
    By Anuradha Garg
  • If Impeached and Convicted, Can Trump Run for President Again?
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    If Impeached and Convicted, Can Trump Run for President Again?

    If President Donald Trump is successfully impeached and convicted, can he run for president again? Here's what a possible second impeachment could mean.
    By Rachel Curry
  • Why Did My Stimulus Check Get Mailed Instead of Direct Deposit?
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Some Will Receive Second Stimulus Check by Mail — Despite Direct Deposit for First Round

    On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. Here’s why your second stimulus check is mailed instead of direct deposit.
    By Ambrish Shah
  • stay at home reopening stocks
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Which Way to Play the Market in 2021: Stay at Home vs. Reopening Stocks

    The so-called ‘stay-at-home’ stocks outperformed the markets in 2020. However, investors are now wondering which is the better bet: stay-at-home or reopening stocks?
    By Anuradha Garg
  • when do most stock market crashes occur
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    When Do Most Stock Market Crashes Occur and Will There Be One in 2021?

    Most stock market crashes have occured in October, which seems like a coincidence. However, don't rule out another crash in 2021.
    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • georgia
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investing With the Georgia Senate Runoffs in Mind

    Whatever direction Congress goes following the Georgia runoff election on Jan. 5 will impact the stock market and investors one way or another.
    By Rachel Curry
  • what happened to jack ma
    Billionaires

    Jack Ma Took on China's Financial System, Now He’s Missing

    Alibaba's cofounder Jack Ma is reportedly missing for two months now. What happened to Jack Ma after he took on the Chinese authorities.
    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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