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Business Economists Have a Gloomy Outlook

The latest survey by the National Association for Business Economics has found that half of the organizations’ members believe the U.S. will slip into a recession by the end of next year and three quarters of its members say the recession will occur by the end of 2021. So reports ABC News.


Sustainable Funds Make a Strong Showing in 2018

A recent study by Morningstar has found that 63% of sustainable funds finished in the top half of their respective categories in 2018. So reports Think Advisor.


Shutdown Costs Economy at Least $6B

Lost productivity from furloughed civil servants and decreased economic activity among businesses during the most recent partial government shutdown cost the U.S. economy at least $6 billion, according to S&P Global Ratings. So reports Reuters. Read more...

Blackstone Exec Issues Rosy Outlook for 2019

The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy will remain accommodative this year, interest rates will stay low and the S&P 500 Index will gain approximately 15%. That's according to Byron R. Wien, vice chairman of the Private Wealth Solutions group at Blackstone. So reports Financial Advisor. Read more...

Equity Selloff Could Influence Monetary Policy

The October equity selloff could signal that investors are concerned that stimulus from U.S. tax cuts and government spending will fade sooner than previously anticipated. So reports Reuters. Read more...

Yield Curve Shows Increased Risk of Recession

Research into the gap between the yield on three-month and 10-year U.S. Treasury securities indicates that the risk of a recession has increased. So reports Reuters. Read more...

Federal Reserve’s Bullard Issues Warning Over Yield Curve

James Bullard, who is a non-voting member of the Federal Reserve, says investors are focusing on the flatting yield curve to assess if a recession is getting close. So reports CNBC. Read more...

Trade War Angst Creates Opportunities for Advisors to Provide Value

Growing trade tensions and new tariffs are driving considerable market volatility as investors increasingly fear that protectionism will throttle the global economy and send equities into a tailspin.


Genstar Capital Takes Majority Stake in Cetera

Private equity firm Genstar has purchased a majority stake of Cetera for roughly $1.7 billion, which has put an end to speculation that the broker-dealer will be rolled into a rival firm, such as the Advisor Group or LPL Financial. So reports Financial Planning.


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