Mike discusses why he still believes there are benefits to actively managed funds, and why some managers claim to be active, when they are really just index ...
How Does the Fed Stay Independent?
From time to time we get questions about whether partisan politics will interfere with the Federal Reserve’s independence. Investors are concerned that polit...
ISM Manufacturing Index Gains for 113th Month: 4 Top Picks
The measure of economic activity in the manufacturing sector remained strong in the month of September.
Several recent surveys show that manufacturing is rebounding. That's good news for processors and mold manufacturers whose business seems to be maintaining a steady pace. The August U.S.
The Market’s Tip on Fed Rates
TIPS notes imply inflation won’t hit 2% in the next decade, putting pressure on the Fed to hold off on raising rates this summer.
ISM manufacturing index in September falls slightly on concerns over tariffs, supply issues
The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its manufacturing index fell to a reading of 59.8% in September from 61.3%.
What to Expect from the Fed
Why raise now? What’s coming next? What of Trump’s fiscal plans? Here’s what to watch from the Fed.
How the Fed could interpret the August jobs data
Janney Chief Investment Strategist Mark Luschini and Jefferies Chief Financial Economist Ward McCarthy on the August jobs data, the markets and the Fed.
How Manufacturing Fits in Fed’s Equation
Sluggish manufacturing activity could prompt the Fed to raise interest rates at a slower-than-expected pace in 2016, writes Steven Russolillo. -- Ahead of the Tape
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Dallas Fed Shows Mixed to Positive Manufacturing Trends
For the second month in a row, overall Texas factory activity increased in the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey.
FTSE 100 boosted by Chinese manufacturing data; advertising giant WPP adds 8%
London’s FTSE 100 was boosted on Friday by the latest Chinese manufacturing data and fresh trade deal developments between the U.S. and China
Dow closes down 250 points, posts worst performance in six weeks as manufacturing, trade concerns...
U.S. stocks posted their worst single-day performance since mid-October on Monday, after a worse-than-expected report on the U.S. manufacturing sector and...
Employment trends index rebounds in February, but job growth likely to slow
The Conference Board’s US Employment Trends Index increased in February following a decline in January
How Global Conditions Are Weighing on the Fed
Charles Schwab Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop discusses Fed policy and the risks from a Brexit. He speaks with Vonnie Quinn and David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
How the Fed Can Impact Your Portfolio
The Fed’s effect on interest rates isn’t the only way it can impact the markets and your portfolio. What should you be watching for?
How the Fed could pull a November surprise
The Fed meeting next week is widely expected to be a snoozer, but there is a way the Fed could wake up markets.
Why the Fed may cut rates this year
May's poor U.S. employment report could trigger an interest rate cut, according to one contrarian investor.
Why the Fed has a rate-setting problem
It sets its target rate relative to what's called the natural interest rate, and if that stays low, the Fed is in a bind
The Fed is raising rates. What's it going to cost you?
After nine years of some of the lowest interest rates in history, the Federal Reserve has begun making it more costly to borrow and more lucrative to save.