At the end of 2007, the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) balance sheet had $0.9 trillion in assets on it.
Shifts in global equity markets continue to enhance value investing opportunities, although they have not removed the risk of falling into value traps.
Investors are growing more optimistic about retirement, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.
There are many great jokes about economists.
I find it easy to predict the future. However, it’s a lot harder if you want accuracy and all but impossible if you want consistently accurate market predictions.
Investors’ stock preferences have shifted frequently in the past few years, toggling between cheap versus expensive stocks, dividend-oriented versus stocks of companies with strong earnings growth, and so on.
About 9 out of 10 Americans (pdf) report being so tied to their digital devices that they constantly or often check email, texts, and social media, according to American Psychological Association (APA) research.
Investors’ confidence has been on the rise. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index is approaching the high it reached in November 2000.
Why do some investing styles appear to come in and out of favor? It’s not as simple as investors might think.