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Investing for Income- Are Risk Assets Now a Choice or a Need?

A recent report by the Pension Protection Fund in the U.K. estimates that, on average, U.K. defined benefit pension funds saw liabilities increase by 29% in 2014 alone, as low interest rates have meant asset growth has not kept pace with the growth in liabilities. 498 more words


Yellen Moved The Fed Still Further Away ‑ From Clear Forward Guidance

What did Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen say about raising rates at last week’s Humphrey-Hawkins testimony? She promised a wording change (“patient”) before rates were increased, but disavowed any implied promise that rates wouldn’t rise until the second meeting after the change, or that dropping the word implied a hike two meetings later.  1,138 more words


SEC action vs. Steven Cohen delayed — again

The SEC legal action against famed hedge fund founder Steven Cohen was stayed for a fifth time Tuesday at the request of federal prosecutors.

It was back in July 2013 when the market regulator filed the administrative proceeding against the billionaire SAC Capital founder, charging he failed to provide reasonable supervision for two subordinates later accused of insider trading. 248 more words


Then (2000) vs. now (2015): market's vital signs healthier today

From a trend perspective, the U.S. stock market is in a much stronger position than it was back in March 2000 when the Nasdaq composite first crossed the 5000 barrier. 337 more words


Nasdaq ‘watch’ still on as it nears 2000 peak

If you’re already suffering from Nasdaq nausea, get used to it. The Nasdaq crossed and closed above the 5000 barrier Monday for the first time in 15 years. 272 more words


Wall Street's 'two cents' on Nasdaq 5000

The Nasdaq took 15 years to reclaim the 5000 milestone. Here’s Wall Street’s ’15-cents’ on what it means.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 44.57 points to close at 5008.10, its first voyage above 5000 since March 27, 2000. 563 more words