Stocks and Bonds Can Have a Complicated Relationship

Stocks and Bonds Can Have a Complicated Relationship

Federal Reserve policy over the last decade has at times thrown off the traditional relationship between equities and Treasuries.

Market Movers: G20 Meeting

Market Movers: G20 Meeting

Trade truce in Osaka?

As U.S. Trade Deficit Widens, Trump Proves Loser at Own Game

As U.S. Trade Deficit Widens, Trump Proves Loser at Own Game

When it comes to his oft-stated goal of reducing the U.S. trade deficit, President Donald Trump isn't winning. The current account deficit - a broad measure of the trade balance that also encompasses some investment flows - has averaged $48.9 billion a month so far in 2019, roughly 17% higher than in 2016, the last full year before Trump took office.

Fed Tests Clear JPMorgan, Other Big U.S. Banks for Dividends, Buybacks

Fed Tests Clear JPMorgan, Other Big U.S. Banks for Dividends, Buybacks

Banks quick to raise dividends and buybacks following Fed results.

Manufacturers Slip Again as Durable-Goods Orders Fall for Third Month in Four

Manufacturers Slip Again as Durable-Goods Orders Fall for Third Month in Four

New orders for manufactured durable goods slipped by 1.3% in May to $243.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. Economists had forecast no change during the month.

Fed's Powell, Facing Dissent, Says Officials Shouldn't `Overreact' to Slowdown

Fed's Powell, Facing Dissent, Says Officials Shouldn't `Overreact' to Slowdown

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank shouldn't 'overreact' to signals that the U.S. economy might be slowing. His comments, made during an onstage interview, came after at least one member of the central bank's monetary-policy committee voted last week to cut official U.S. interest rates, bucking Powell's push to keep them at their current level.

As Federal Reserve Flinches, This Official Sees No Harm in Waiting and Watching

As Federal Reserve Flinches, This Official Sees No Harm in Waiting and Watching

Federal Reserve officials last week scrapped a pledge to be 'patient'' when deciding whether to cut U.S. interest rates to ward off an economic downturn. The move was seen as inching the Fed closer to a possible reduction in July. But Robert Kaplan, president of the central bank's Dallas branch, argues in a new essay that 'additional time' is needed to evaluate whether to make any changes in monetary policy.

As Economy Creeps Into Old Age, Amazon's Bank Bets on Buyers With Bad Credit

As Economy Creeps Into Old Age, Amazon's Bank Bets on Buyers With Bad Credit

Synchrony, the bank spun off from General Electric in 2014, has posted impressive asset growth and profitability in recent years. But some investors are leery of the stock because of the potential for steep losses if the U.S. economy takes a turn for the worse.

Best Asset Class to Own Into the Second Half of 2019

Best Asset Class to Own Into the Second Half of 2019

Cash is king from a risk vs. reward perspective.

Prepare for the Next Bear Market With These Top All-Weather Stocks and ETFs

Prepare for the Next Bear Market With These Top All-Weather Stocks and ETFs

The only effective way to deal with a bear market is to prepare for it ahead of time.