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First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

First Trust Advisors L.P. announces the declaration of distributions for 116 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 2:29 pm

US 2-year Treasury yield jumps to highest since 2008 after Fed announcement

The Federal Open Market Committee was set to conclude its two-day meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 11:05 am

Innovation in Health Care

Portfolio Manager Ethan Lovell and Research Analyst John Scotti share the latest in health care innovation and where they see the most compelling opportunities within the sector. var widget = KV.widget({ "guid": "xVRZpmk8274", "type": "playback", ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 9:50 am

5 Solid Reasons to Buy Industrial ETFs Now

We discuss some of the strong reasons for investing in industrial ETFs now.

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 8:45 am

Investing In EV Carmakers and Supply Chains? Utility Work Ahead

by Charles Roth, Global Markets Editor Future growth projections for electric vehicles vary dramatically, but all reflect real opportunities for fundamentals-focused investors surveying the links in supply and production chains. "In the past year, ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 7:43 am

Americans Don’t Grasp The Magnitude Of The Looming Pension Tsunami That May Hit Us Within 10 Years

BY JOHN MAULDIN Total unfunded liabilities in state and local pensions have roughly quintupled in the last decade. You read that right—not doubled, tripled, or quadrupled—quintupled. That’s nice when it happens on a slot machine, not so nice when ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 6:56 am

Here’s Why US Missile Defense Won’t Likely Protect Us from a North Korea Attack

BY GEOPOLITICAL FUTURES The prospect that North Korea could fire missiles at its enemies has shed light on ways potential targets could defend themselves. And when it comes to missiles, some say the best defense is more missiles. Ballistic missile ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 5:26 am

How Fiat Chrysler Stock Traded in the 2nd Week of September

Last week, Fiat Chrysler stock (FCAU) continued to trade on a positive note, and ended the week with a ~2.1% gain, marking its fifth consecutive week of upward movement. In…

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 4:38 am

Understand the risks of bond market investing

I have been going over some of the most common mistakes in bond investing and reminding investors not to forget the purpose of their fixed income investments. Building on that, today let us explore the curious blunder of investors making investments ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 2:56 am

ETF Topper: Merger Talks Boost Telecom Stocks

Sprint (S) quit chasing T-Mobile (TMUS) in August, but renewed merger talks boosted telecommunications stocks. The sector finished first in the Standard & Poor's 500 index. And the iShares U.S. Telecommunications (IYZ), ...

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 2:58 pm

Will US Bond Yields Rally after the FOMC Statement?

The bond markets are the most impacted asset class by any changes to the Federal interest rates.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 1:36 pm

Will the US Fed Surprise Markets at Its September Meeting?

In this series, we'll examine the improvements in the US economy since the last Fed meeting and discuss whether these developments could warrant accelerated tightening from the Fed.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 12:05 pm

A new guide on the inflation outlook

Our newly launched BlackRock Inflation GPS signals greater potential for U.S. and eurozone monetary policy divergence than markets expect. We developed the BlackRock Inflation GPS, introduced last week, to help see through the noise of monthly ...

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 11:41 am

Are Diversifying Assets Up Next in the Return‑Seeking Cycle?

After a sustained period of return leadership by U.S. stocks, a number of diversifying assets now appear poised for outperformance. For many U.S. equity investors, the last eight years have been great. Since the lows of the global financial crisis in ...

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 11:21 am

Is Greece on the Road to Recovery?

The global financial crisis exposed the fragility of Greece’s heavily indebted economy, as it was one of the worst-hit nations in the downturn. While much of the world has since recovered, Greece’s economy has struggled, slogging through eight years ...

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 10:57 am

Corporate Hybrids: No Call for Concern

As rates rise, will hybrid bond issuers choose not to call their securities? Rising interest rates are not welcomed by fixed income investors, for the obvious reason that their existing portfolio holdings respond by falling in value. The only upside ...

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 9:57 am

How the German Election Could Dictate Europe’s Future Direction

Author David Zahn, CFA, FRM Head of European Fixed Income, Senior Vice President, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union address last week was notably more forthright and ...

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 9:33 am

Top-Ranked ETFs That More Than Doubled the S&P 500 This Year

These ETFs have generated more than double the returns of the S&P 500 in the year-to-date time frame.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 7:59 am

China’s Industrial Rebound

At the start of 2017, many investors worried about a sharp slowdown in China. There were expectations that the country’s property market would soften and that the government would tighten monetary policy and rein in speculative investments and ...

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 7:56 am

Buy the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) When the Market Turns Over

Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA:VDC) is not a sexy pick. No, these kinds of statistics won’t make VDC a headline grabber, especially in a bull market. While individual stocks are usually a better way to play the market’s dynamic forces, this ETF is a perfect choice for investors that know the value of rock-solid consumer staples stocks, but don’t want to overweight their portfolios with them while the market continues to move higher.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 7:30 am