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.

Hero or Scourge? Federal Reserve's Lone Wolf Explains Dissent on Interest Rates

Hero or Scourge? Federal Reserve's Lone Wolf Explains Dissent on Interest Rates

James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, was the only member of the Federal Reserve's monetary-policy committee to vote this week for a cut in the official U.S. interest rate. The panel majority, led by Chair Jerome Powell, voted to keep the rate at 2.25% to 2.5% but warned of risks to the U.S. economy.

Fed Holds Rates Steady; Powell Says 'We Are Prepared to Move'

Fed Holds Rates Steady; Powell Says 'We Are Prepared to Move'

The Fed's monetary-policy committee voted to keep the benchmark U.S. interest rate at 2.25% to 2.5%, but warned of risks to the U.S. economy and dropped a pledge to remain 'patient' on future rate cuts.

Fed Unlikely to Cut Loose

Fed Unlikely to Cut Loose

The odds that the Fed would cut were already quite low and the news Tuesday of some progress on China trade makes it even more unlikely.

As U.S. Economy Downshifts, Fed Chief Powell Prepares to Alter His Message

As U.S. Economy Downshifts, Fed Chief Powell Prepares to Alter His Message

The Federal Reserve's monetary-policy committee, after a two-day meeting that culminates on Wednesday, is likely to scrap a pledge for 'patience' on setting interest rates, paving a way for a rate reduction in July, according to economists at Deutsche Bank.

U.S. Housing Starts Fall Less Than Expected in May After Drop in Mortgage Rates

U.S. Housing Starts Fall Less Than Expected in May After Drop in Mortgage Rates

Builders started 1.269 million new home-construction projects during May, the Census Bureau says, down from the prior month's 1.29 million. But the figure for housing starts still exceeded Wall Street expectations for 1.245 million new projects in May.

Economist Perspective: Will Fed Rate Cuts Work?

Economist Perspective: Will Fed Rate Cuts Work?

Would Fed rate cuts be enough to mitigate the fallout from an escalating trade war?

The One Geopolitical Event That Could Surprise Markets the Most

The One Geopolitical Event That Could Surprise Markets the Most

There's a lot going on right now and the markets (and media) have difficulty latching on to more than three or four stories at a time.

Fed Steps Up to the Plate, Paris Air Show, Trading Airbus: Market Recon

Fed Steps Up to the Plate, Paris Air Show, Trading Airbus: Market Recon

My thesis all along has been that an attempt to normalize the yield curve must be made, therefore I would choose to be proactive.