Financial Services

admin November 26, 2018

As a debate rages over a new climate report from the federal government, issues-focused institutional investors also have been expressing their opinion on climate change. It’s the third-most important consideration for these big investors in asset-weighted terms, ranking behind “conflict risk” and tobacco ties, as shown in the chart below. That’s according to a new […]

admin November 26, 2018

Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection The right credit-card strategy during the holiday shopping season can allow consumers to tap hidden money. Last year, Americans racked up more than $1,000 in debt during the Christmas season, a 5% increase from the year prior, and this year looks to be no different. But savvy consumers who […]

admin November 23, 2018

Exchange-traded funds focusing on high-yield corporate paper, or “junk” debt, extended a retreat on Friday, amid a persistent tumble in prices of crude oil. In the past few weeks, high-yield bonds—those deemed the riskiest debt and that offer commensurately higher coupons, as a result—have suffered amid concerns the investment vehicles are vulnerable to lower crude […]

admin November 21, 2018

It’s not just your perception that Apple can’t catch a break in this unforgiving market. It really has been the case that bad news has kept coming — and coming. If history is any guide, this stream of bad news is likely to continue before the outlook for Apple […]