What Are Your Investment Alternatives?
As noted in a recent CNN business article, investors are “holding
their noses” and buying stocks because “there is no alternative.”
(There Is No Alternative) has become a popular mantra on Wall Street. It
explains why stocks are near record highs despite concerns about trade tensions
with China and what’s expected to be another round of lackluster corporate
earnings next month.
even a huge surge in crude prices Monday following an attack on Saudi oil
facilities over the weekend was enough to dampen investor enthusiasm all that
much. The Dow fell a little more than 150 points, or about 0.6%, Monday. That’s
a pretty tame […]
The Wall Street Journal recently discussed The Dying Business of Picking Stocks and how passive investing in index funds has become common. Despite this trend there are folks who make a lot of money on specific stocks. When is stock picking likely to be successful and when should you stick with an index fund?
Pension funds, endowments, 401(k) retirement plans and retail investors are flooding into passive investment funds, which run on autopilot by tracking an index. Stock pickers, archetypes of 20th century Wall Street, are being pushed to the margins.
Over the three years ended Aug. 31, investors added nearly $1.3 […]
What does increased direct hedge fund investing by large pension funds and managers of sovereign wealth have to do with the medium to small private investor? According to the recent Citi Prime Finance survey money managers of large pension funds and governmental holdings are taking a more hands on approach to direct hedge fund investing. […]
Hedge fund raids and investing are in the news with several recent raids by the FBI on fund offices. According to various press reports and commentary the SEC, long criticized for laxity in oversight, has changed gears. Rather than looking to prosecute individuals who have bought and sold stock based upon non-public information, the SEC […]