Ray Dalio, the founder, chairman and co-chief investment officer of the world’s largest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, has had a rough 2020. Bridgewater’s flagship fund has been deeply negative, even as rival hedge funds managed to outperform the market, particularly during the initial turmoil from the coronavirus pandemic.Read More →

With the conclusion of the U.S.-China trade talks, financial markets are feeling good, but award-winning forecaster Jim O’Sullivan of TD Securities warns that the best days of this 10-year economic expansion are behind us. “The economy is slowing for sure,” O’Sullivan said after winning his 12th Forecaster of the YearRead More →

Now that his conservative party has won the UK election in a landslide victory, triumphant prime minister Boris Johnson can turn his attention and energy to the economy. And the next five years will be marked by the opposing effects of his party’s policies, which on the upside should boostRead More →

Getty Images Consumers are in a better position to spend this holiday season than last year. The holiday season appears primed to deliver a gift to the economy at year’s end. A surge in hiring, rising wages and record stock market gains have boosted the confidence of consumers, putting themRead More →