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How to effectively plan for retirement

While the recent bear markets that equities have experienced during and after the financial crisis have certainly not helped to lift the values of the portfolios held in retirement accounts, a recent Bloomberg opinion piece argues that the way humans are inherently wired is a bigger problem. Immediate Gratification Rick Kahler, who is a certified […]

Bullish gold bets rise as physical product holdings increase

The optimism that gold traders have surrounding the future prices for gold have risen lately, and this has happened as the amount of physical gold held by exchange-traded products (ETPs) recently increased to a record level. Rising bullish wagers Data provided by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission indicates that the bullish gold bets held […]

Global ETP inflows hit new record during first three quarters of 2012

Money flowed into exchange-traded products (ETPs) at a record rate during the first third quarters of 2012, according to data provided by independent research and consultancy firm ETFGI. Net inflows The net inflows into ETPs, which include exchange-traded funds (ETFs), exchange-traded commodities and exchange-traded notes, reached an all-time high of $188 during the nine-month period, […]

Weak third-quarter earnings could mean strong stock buying opportunities

While the S&P 500 has risen substantially over the last several months, the weak earnings that have been predicted by certain market experts could result in low values for stocks and strong buying opportunities for investors. S&P's recent rally The blue-chip index most recently closed 0.4 percent higher at 1,450.99 on October 3. Between a […]

ETFs inflows signal growing trend

The amount of money flowing into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) rose between the first eight months of 2011 and the first eight months of 2012, according to data provided by BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager. Surging assets The amount of new global inflows into ETFs totaled $127.7 billion in the first eight months of 2012, […]

Investors may encounter low returns going forward, says market expert

The amount of debt in the private credit market is too high and this has ended the era of credit expansion driving double-digit returns, legendary bond fund manager Bill Gross stated recently. New environment Gross wrote in his monthly investment outlook that market participants are in a new environment, where "the age of inflation is […]

Steps young investors can take to manage risk in retirement planning

Although the prospect of saving enough money to live comfortably in retirement may seem daunting to young investors, there are steps they can take to mitigate the various risks that could threaten their plans. Pressures Young investors who are planning for their retirement are coping with an environment of global economic uncertainty, volatile equity markets, […]

Fixed-income ETF assets to reach $2 trillion by 2022, says iShares

The assets held by fixed-income exchange traded funds (ETFs) are expected to reach $2 trillion by 2022, according to leading ETF manager iShares. The growing investment in these fixed-income financial instruments could be of interest to young investors who are looking to build a portfolio. Fixed-income ETF assets There are $309 billion in assets held […]

What recent surging stock values mean for investors

Stock values have surged in the recent past, and a U.S. News and World Report opinion piece explores what these spiking equity values mean for everyday investors. Recent surges in stocks The blue-chip S&P 500 Index, which is frequently utilized as a means of measuring the health of equity markets, spiked 2 percent on September […]

Young people might benefit from knowing “real” homeownership rate

A new method of analyzing the homeownership rate to discount people who are in the process of losing their homes has concluded that the new rate is at its lowest point in almost 50 years. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the homeownership rate declined to 65 percent in 2012 from 69 […]