Broader US market averages fell on Friday, with the S&P 500 down nearly 3% in the past week. Consumer Staples led the way lower, while the Energy sector was a beacon. Traders sought to uncover stock, bond and commodity prices as news of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine met hopesRead More →

It has been two weeks since the world woke up to the terrible news of a Russian attack on Ukraine. Notwithstanding the incalculable costs in terms of human lives, as well as human capital and physical infrastructure, we have witnessed much turbulence in the financial markets. So what has happenedRead More →

Negotiators considering taking companies public through Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) mergers are struggling to find investors and have struck short-term deals with alternative asset managers and private equity groups, the Financial Times reported Monday, March 7. The deals showed the difficulties faced by SPACs – publicly traded shell companiesRead More →

The fight against covid-19 is not over and a new fight is beginning in Russia and Ukraine. It is understood that these behaviors are part of history and that at present, one must have a cool head to be able to invest wisely in these products which offer support forRead More →

For many, the primary purpose of investing is to generate returns above those of the overall market. But in any portfolio, results will be mixed between individual stocks. At this point, some shareholders may be questioning their investment in Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW), as the past five years have seenRead More →

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AETOSWire): Seven Capitals, the largest equity brokerage in the United Arab Emirates, is transcending international borders with its plan to launch the Institute for Financial Market Studies – a first in industry in India. Understanding the gap and the requirement to spread financial literacy, the InstituteRead More →

If you’re wondering how to pick stocks, chances are you already know that. The question is not How? ‘Or’ What to choose stocks. The question is or look for stocks. Sometimes the market can be confusing. You can keep it simple by sticking to the stocks of companies you’re familiarRead More →

With shares of Affirm shedding around 45% at the end of last week and extending a three-month decline that is now nearing 70%, it’s hard to pay attention to anything other than investors’ view on the beleaguered buyer. now pay later (BNPL ) provider. And yet, away from Wall Street,Read More →

We have experienced significant market volatility over the past two years, which affects not only our current financial plans, but also our long-term investments and retirement goals. Navigating the uncertainty surrounding inflation and taxes can feel overwhelming, but it’s wise to consider preparing your financial assets for the unpredictability ofRead More →

It’s easy to match the overall market return by buying an index fund. While individual stocks can be big winners, many others fail to generate satisfactory returns. Unfortunately the SI-BONE, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIBN) stock price fell 36% year-over-year. This is disappointing considering that the market returned 4.8%. Longer-term investors are faringRead More →

Gabaix and Koijen calculated the effects of fund flows on individual prices as well as the market as a whole. They used a variety of data sources – putting together a picture using various public documents and reports containing information on holdings and flows in the stock and bond markets,Read More →

Focus Growth and productivity are consistently weak following financial crises. This article examines how financial crises affect innovation. Patents are an important measure of the type of innovative activity that can lead to productivity gains. We study patent data from a large sample of countries and financial crises and examineRead More →

Until the eve of the crisis of 1929, the worst that America had ever known, everything was rosy. Cars and construction flourished in the 1920s, and strong jobs in both industries helped raise wages and consumption. Ford was making 9,000 of its Model T cars a day, and spending onRead More →