Moments ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), flanked by the chairs of the committees of jurisdiction over the House’s impeachment inquiry over the last several months (Oversight, Intelligence, Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Judiciary) announced her intention to have the House consider two articles of impeachment against President Trump. I thought I’d provide a quick primer on what’s happened this morning and what we can expect in the days and weeks ahead.
Whether we like it or not, the month of December is often all too synonymous with to-do lists. Checklists that are full of presents to buy, groceries for hosting holiday get-togethers, and items to pack for a family winter vacation all remind us of how truly hectic it can get during the winter holiday season.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially entered the Democratic presidential primary last week, and it didn’t take long for his opponents to react. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized the fact that Bloomberg, who is worth an estimated $54 billion, plans to self-finance his campaign.
As we approach the holiday season, it seems one could give thanks that the state of financial markets, especially those here in the US, seem to be in a much better place than at this point last year. The road has been a bit rough with trade tensions, summer doldrums, global weakness and a few rate cuts thrown into the mix.
Envestnet is excited to announce our partnership with Eversheds Sutherland. As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides the legal advice and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors for the best outcomes. The new SEC advice standards for broker-dealers and registered investment advisors are here, and we are dedicated to helping you prepare for the compliance impact.
Despite President Donald Trump’s pleas for the whistleblower’s identity to be revealed – and his demand that he be given the opportunity to “interview” them – it should come as little surprise that it has largely remained under wraps. As PBS Newshour recently reported, while there is “nothing that can block Trump from revealing who” the whistleblower is, federal law is meant to prevent “intimidation of witnesses and reprisals against whistleblowers.” The president, of course, is tasked with enforcing these, and all, laws as the leader of the executive branch.
Confusion and consternation over the stock market’s relentless ascent into uncharted territory is shared by Wall Streeters and Main Streeters alike. Both camps are seemingly astonished by the durability and elasticity of this bullish cycle, but neither seems convinced that the uptrend is rooted in reality.
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.
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 …”
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.
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.