Low Risk Funds For The Small Investor


Introduction For the thirty-fourth consecutive week, conventional fund (ex-ETF) investors were net redeemers of equity funds, withdrawing $3.9 billion. For the fortieth straight week, municipal bond funds (ex-ETFs) witnessed net inflows-taking in $1.1 billion. – U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report, Tom Roseen, Lipper Alpha Insight Each month, I rate andRead More →

NFIB Small Business Survey: Down, But Remains High


By Jill Mislinski The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends came out this morning. The headline number for September came in at 101.8, down 1.3 from the previous month. The index is at the 79th percentile in this series. Here is an excerpt from the opening summaryRead More →

Nasdaq cracks down on IPOs of small Chinese companies By Reuters


By Echo Wang and Joshua Franklin (Reuters) – Nasdaq Inc (O:) is cracking down on initial public offerings (IPOs) of small Chinese companies by tightening restrictions and slowing down their approval, according to regulatory filings, corporate executives and investment bankers. Nasdaq’s attempt to limit these stock market flotations comes asRead More →

Small Comeback In Value Investing


The past ten years has been the era of passive investment management. Analysts have even spoken of the “Index Fund Bubble.” It has been reported that index funds now hold close to $10 trillion in assets. In addition, it has been reported that last month passive funds in the U.Read More →

Companies race to find the key to eternal life


Getty Images The fountain of eternal youth once sounded like pure science fiction, but now investors are pouring millions into start-ups searching for revolutionary ways to reverse the aging process. The big hope is that they will one day become a reality and turn a profit. On Monday, Juvenescence: TheRead More →

Trump says he wants more than ‘small’ Fed rate cut


Associated Press President Donald Trump has been pressing for easier Fed policy since last fall. President Donald Trump on Monday made it clear that he wants more than a quarter-point interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve. “A small rate cut is not enough,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday.Read More →

Small Caps’ Flight From Darkness


By Catherine Yoshimoto, director, product management February 5, 2018, was a dark day for US equities. The Russell 1000 Index plunged 4% in a single day and the rout spared virtually no areas of the US markets, including US small-cap equities, which were knocked into negative territory for the firstRead More →