Investing

The Pivot To Fiscal?

The final Mario Draghi press conference had him underlining the importance of fiscal policy. Since I am supposed to be working on my slides for my presentation in the panel "MMT: Who is Listening?", one might argue that it looks like a lot of people. However, it is unclear how significant the shift ...

Enhancing Equity Positions with Options

Introduction Options are typically utilized and viewed as an instrument for trading the direction of stocks and ETFs with leverage. However, they are also useful to equity investors as a way to increase the yield of a portfolio by generating income and purchase stock at a discount. Investors lookin ...

Market Update. Investors eye rate cuts, but markets remain lukewarm as US-China trade dispute continues

Global equity markets have rallied off their mid-August lows that were driven by US-China trade tensions.  Sentiment looks to be improving as investors speculate that the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank may cut interest rates in September to address the prospect of slowing global ...

Is a U.S. recession inevitable?

The yield curve has been a constant topic of conversation among investors since mid-August, when the 2-year/10-year Treasury curve briefly inverted and launched furious speculation that a recession may be around the corner.  The same holds true among Invesco’s market strategists, who have been d ...

Answers to popular stock and investing questions this week

This week we look at some of the most popular questions in the 5i Research question and answer service featuring Chartwell Retirement, Brookfield Asset Management, Alimentation Couche-Tard, and weakness of the tech sector. ...

Q: Hello, Pat. I have exposure to India by owning the iShares India 50 ETF. One of my general concerns about owning ETFs is that when there is a market downturn, many investors will sell, forcing the ETF manager to sell at a low price, thereby hurting the

A: The iShares India 50 ETF, $34.71, symbol INDY on New York (Units outstanding: 21.7 million; Market cap: $753.2 million; www.blackrock.com/us), aims to track an index composed of 50 of the largest Indian stocks. ETFs, such as this one, are a lot like conventional, open-end mutual funds. They hol ...

8 Lessons I Learned from One of My Worst Dividend Growth Investments, A 5-Part Series. Lessons 3 & 4

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links (AL), meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See disclaimer. They say the hardest lessons in life are learned through experience. Well let’s just say a 38.6% loss in about ...

QUIZ: Test your knowledge on the different industry sectors

Learn what role the different investment sectors play in helping you build a diversified portfolio by testing your knowledge with this quiz One key part of our three-part investing program is to diversify by spreading your money out across most, if not all, of the five main economic sectors: Manufa ...

Staying on track with your retirement budget

This post was written by our friend Marie at The Boomer Club. The day after your retirement party, you’ll be looking at the amount of your retirement savings that you’ve spent decades accumulating. Many new retirees have one of two thoughts about that lump sum: Wow, that’s a lot of money. I ...

Uncertainty casts its shadow over the U.S., Europe, and China

This week, we are going to take a deeper dive into the issues currently facing the U.S., Europe, and China. Guiding us through this “regional roundup” are three of Invesco’s Global Market Strategists who are on the ground in New York, London and Hong Kong. While the details differ in each reg ...