If you think a potential federal government shutdown is the only potential calamity barreling down on Washington, D.C., think again.
Many investors think of municipal bonds for tax-efficient income, often overlooking the potentially higher after-tax yields of preferred securities. Here are a few reasons why we believe preferreds make a compelling complement to municipal (“muni”) bonds.
U.S.-China tariffs may be removed in stages, but deal may take until December. Inflation is likely to stay below targets.
In the last two months, I have had the pleasure of meeting with clients in a variety of different countries in Europe and Asia, as well as the US. There is one issue that all of these clients are interested in: the US-China trade conflict.
It has been a difficult year for major tech companies. To demonstrate, consider what the news and polling firm Morning Consult wrote in June 2017: Google and Facebook “are enjoying high favorability ratings among U.S. consumers …”
Despite some volatility at the start of the month, October turned out to be a rather steady ride for stocks as the S&P 500 Index put in a new all-time high.
Stocks gained on new U.S. jobs, while Chinese exports and imports may show little progress.
AAM Viewpoints – Is There a Dividend Sweet Spot? Part Two: Large, Mid & Small-Capitalization Securities
In August I released an article titled “Is There a Dividend Sweet Spot?” The research in that article was intended to help investors in their pursuit of dividend-paying equities.
Review the performance of global stock and bond markets over the past week, along with relevant insights from T. Rowe Price economists and investment professionals.
Eighteen years ago this week, in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against his city, Rudy Giuliani’s approval ratings stood at an incredible 79 percent. He was dubbed “America’s Mayor,” appeared on Saturday Night Live, and was named by Time as its “Person of the Year” in 2001.
The mash-up of slowing growth, muted inflation, and easing monetary policy continues to create an atypical investment backdrop for investors.
In late August, the U.S. Treasury 2-10-year curve briefly inverted for the first time since 2006-2007 (see chart below). Though it has since steepened, many headlines were printed discussing the relevance of this event.