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iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)
The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well
The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does…
S&P 500 Weekly Update: Stocks Rebound Off The Lows, Patience And Discipline Are The Keys To Success
Your success in investing will depend in part on your character and guts and in part on your ability to realize, at the height of ebullience and the depth of despair alike, that this too, shall pass. - Jack Bogle A quick recap of the last five months shows new highs for…
Weekly High Frequency Indicators: Tax Withholding Craters
Purpose I look at the high-frequency weekly indicators because while they can be very noisy, they provide a good nowcast of the economy, and will telegraph the maintenance or change in the economy well before monthly or quarterly data is available. They also are an excellent way to "mark y…
Key Financial Indicators Are Healthy
Monday's post focused on key economic indicators. Today's post focuses on key financial indicators, which for the most part are market-driven and available in real-time. As such, they should carry more weight in one's assessment of the economy's fundamentals. They aren't subject to estimates…
Lipper U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Funds Suffer Net Outflows Driven By Money Market Funds
By Patrick Keon Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) experienced net outflows of $14.2 billion for the fund-flows trading week ended Wednesday, January 16. Money market funds (-$15.0 billion) were responsible for the majority of the net negative flows as invest…
Government Shutdown: Effects And Implications
By Michael T. Townsend The policy analysis provided by the Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any political party. The partial government shutdown, already the longest on record, is heading for its fifth week with few …
The Economic Cost Of The U.S. Shutdown Showdown
The partial U.S. government shutdown that began on 22 December 2018 has entered its record-setting fourth week, with no clear resolution in sight. Although the $5.7 billion of border wall funding at the heart of the shutdown is small relative to the annual $4 trillion government budget, its sy…
Stocks In 2019: Volatility Is Back
By Jeremy Schwartz, CFA Volatility is back. It was easy to forget how downside pain in equities could feel given robust growth over the last decade - and especially the two years ending January 2018. Robust corporate profits and a benign interest rate environment meant that prices of ris…
What's Powering January's Market Rally?
On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben and Sophie Antal Gilbert, head of AIS business solutions, discussed the recent rally in equity markets, developments on the Brexit front and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on consumer and bus…
A Slowdown Is In The Bag, But What About A Recession?
There is little doubt that the US economy is in a state of slowdown. That's actually a good thing, because it offers some time to pause and refresh, thereby postponing either a recession or overheating or both. These pauses perform the same function as a pit stop in a car race, where a quick r…