Here's Why I'm Not Willing to Commit New Capital to Equities

Here's Why I'm Not Willing to Commit New Capital to Equities

An inverted yield curve and a sharp decline over the last year in the yield of the benchmark 5-year Treasury note are not signs of a healthy market.

Water Company Dividend Kings That Quench the Thirst for Income

Water Company Dividend Kings That Quench the Thirst for Income

Dividend stock investors should look to have at least some exposure to this sector.

Trump's New China Tariffs Costing U.S. Families $831 a Year, New York Fed Says

Trump's New China Tariffs Costing U.S. Families $831 a Year, New York Fed Says

President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with China over allegedly unfair practices. But guess what else is escalating? American consumers' costs for goods imported from China.

Federal Reserve Minutes Show Disagreement on Whether Inflation Will Stay Low

Federal Reserve Minutes Show Disagreement on Whether Inflation Will Stay Low

The Federal Reserve releases minutes from a closed-door two-day meeting that monetary-policy officials held in Washington on April 30 and May 1. The discussion preceded their decision to hold official U.S. interest rates steady in their current range of 2.25% to 2.5%.

Federal Reserve, Shoppers Might Have Amazon to Thank for Low U.S. Inflation Rate

Federal Reserve, Shoppers Might Have Amazon to Thank for Low U.S. Inflation Rate

The U.S. unemployment rate is at 3.6%, its lowest since December 1969, but a scarcity of workers hasn't translated to a surge in consumer prices. But a top Federal Reserve official in Dallas suggests that the slow pace of increases might be due to rising competition from online businesses, not to mention the extra transparency on pricing.

Dividend Yielding Stocks: Village Super Market

Dividend Yielding Stocks: Village Super Market

With slower economic growth ahead, Village Super Market may provide a haven to investors looking for companies that have defensive business models and enviable dividend yields.

Dividend Dynamo or Dividend Yield Trap?

Dividend Dynamo or Dividend Yield Trap?

Investors on the hunt for safe-haven stocks need to be wary of dividend yields that look too good to be true.

As Trade War Hits, China Looks Unsteady as $1.1 Trillion Treasury Investor

As Trade War Hits, China Looks Unsteady as $1.1 Trillion Treasury Investor

Some traders have speculated that China might liquidate its $1.1 trillion of U.S. Treasury bonds as a way of striking back against President Donald Trump's tariffs on imports from the country. But such a scenario might hide the real urgency: The Chinese government might need the cash, according to the wealth manager deVere Group.

Checking the Pulse of the U.S. Economy: Too Much Debt?

Checking the Pulse of the U.S. Economy: Too Much Debt?

Mark Hulbert says the antidote to overconfidence is to periodically step back and assess the health of the economy.

How to Get a Top Job at Goldman Sachs - No Application Necessary

How to Get a Top Job at Goldman Sachs - No Application Necessary

Goldman Sachs doesn't make many acquisitions, but when it does buy a company, the founders often end up working at the Wall Street firm, as appears to be the case for Joe Duran, founder of United Capital.