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Lower returns and bigger price swings are coming in 2016, but not a recession ...
Lower returns and bigger price swings are coming in 2016, but not a recession ...
Will Business Spending and Profits Rebound This Year?
The Federal Reserve had enough confidence in the economic recovery to raise interest rates in December, but it remains unclear whether global growth will be buoyant enough to reverse weak business investment. Many big companies are reining in ...
Good News For Investment In Wind Power
US Government gives US wind industry 5 year investment certainty: a lot of wind turbines will get built as a result. Spanish giant US subsidiary Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings merge to form Avangrid: listed on NYSE, becoming the second largest wind ...
Pulaski's Beans and Rice to administer investment grant
Pulaski will get some new downtown investment capital thanks to a cash infusion from a state program. In December, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Pulaski would be one of seven localities to receive a total of $420,000 for Virginia Community ...
Solar Farms Deliver High Returns in 2016 Enticing New Investment Partners
1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The market has grown significantly for utility-scale solar developments in the past few years and with the extension of the Investment Tax Credit the potential for future growth is tremendous. Innovative Solar Systems, LLC is ...
Expect less and buy antacid: 2016 investment forecasts
"We think investors will be rewarded over the next five to 10 years with decent inflation-adjusted returns," said Joe Davis, global head of the investment strategy group at mutual-fund giant Vanguard. "That said, they will likely pale in comparison to ...
Investment commentary roundup
William Blair Economist Olga Bitel and Portfolio Manager Simon Fennell share their perspectives on today's changing global marketplace and explore the investment opportunities in developed and emerging markets in the William Blair 2016 Global Market ...
Goa sets up Investment Promotion Board for fast approvals to industrial proposals
PANAJI: Goa looks to attract more investment in 2016 with the setting up of Investment Promotion Board (IPB) for fast approvals to industrial proposals. The newly-created Investment Promotion Board has already cleared 62 proposals committing investment ...
Top five money mantras for 2016 from investment gurus
For instance, if you had invested Rs 10,000 each in equity, fixed income and gold at the beginning of 2015 in respective mutual funds, as of December 28, your investment in a diversified equity mutual fund would have been worth Rs 10,200, that in a ...
Letter: Camas bond worth our investment
As a third-generation Camas alum and fourth-generation Camasonian, this community holds a special place in my heart. My husband and I moved our young family back to Camas so that we could plant our roots in the very place that made me. My volunteer ...
Investment Lessons from The Big Short
The Big Short makes a valiant effort to capture some of the more outlandish high finance personas: The socially awkward genius, Michael Burry (played by Christian Bale); the cranky investment banker Mark Baum (Steve Carell); the young wanna-be big ...
P2P Lender BorsadelCredito Receives € 1 Million Investment from P101
BorsadelCredito Buon 2016 Milan based BorsadelCredito has received a € 1 million investment from the venture capital group P1o1. BorsadelCredito is an online lender focused on providing access to capital for SMEs in Italy. The company was founded by ...
Investment in technology key to CAMS growth: CEO
MFs are a versatile financial investment option for retail investors as it brings the benefits of diversification for meeting individual investment goals, tax benefits, professional fund management, risk adjusted returns, instant liquidity and at no ...
Blackrock (NYSE:MUI) Plus 11 More Contrarian Investment Ideas for 2016
Despite the fact stocks as a whole experienced a rather ho hum year, if you were in the right places, there was some serious money to be made. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), for starters, more than doubled their share ...
Challa: Cyber security: A worthy investment
Terry McAuliffe prioritizes a major statewide investment in cyber security education and workforce development, committing significant resources to build a quality pipeline of talent to help students like Baragar grow and succeed in this rapidly ...
Prop. 47 savings should be part of broader investment in communities
A new year means ramping up work on a new state budget. And this year's proposed budget – due out any day now from Gov. Jerry Brown – is an opportunity for lawmakers to use the state's improving finances as a foundation for boosting investment in ...
Pharos seeks to promote increased investment in 2016: Sherif Abdel Aal
Pharos Investment Banking plans to begin the new year with the finalisation of three acquisition deals, with a cumulative value is estimated at EGP 900m. Two of the three acquisitions will be of companies in the industrial sector, with the first ...
Big oil to cut investment again in 2016
LONDON With crude prices at 11-year lows, the world's biggest oil and gas producers are facing their longest period of investment cuts in decades, but are expected to borrow more to preserve the dividends demanded by investors. At around $37 a barrel, ...
KAHLER: Investment options only as good as the company
Admittedly, I am no fan of most "investment" products sold by life insurance companies. I believe most life insurance companies do a great service providing low-cost term life insurance and a big disservice promoting high-cost, low-return investment ...
Major offshore wind operator plans £6bn UK investment by 2020
Major offshore wind operator plans £6bn UK investment by 2020. Dong Energy says it is now convinced UK government will back offshore wind power despite recent cuts to renewable energy sector subsidies. Children ride donkeys on Skegness beach with ...
Tenn. looks for returns from investment program
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - After six years, an investment program in Tennessee has become a sparkplug for startups and spurred job creation. But the TNInvestco program is a long way from repaying taxpayers, The Tennessean reports ...
Does Low Growth Mean Lower Investment Returns?
With little fanfare, the Federal Reserve recently reduced their estimate of the U.S. economy's long-term potential growth rate. To be sure, the Federal Reserve has a less than enviable record forecasting GDP, or inflation for that matter. In fact, the ...
Editorial: What's a better investment: families or football?
If dog-friendly, gay-friendly, bike-friendly, trying-to-be-Uber-friendly St. Louis wanted to do even more to lure hip, young tech-savvy residents with their jobs and panache, there's another friendly option that should be tried: paid parental leave ...
John Angelo, co-founder of NY investment firm, dead at 74
(Reuters) - John Angelo, the head and co-founder of New York-based investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co, has died at age 74, according to an email sent to the firm's employees. Angelo, who was chief executive officer at Angelo, Gordon & Co for 27 years, ...
European Investment Plan Aims To Revive Growth
As an example of publicly funded investment's capacity to boost economic output, the Marshall Plan's effectiveness has become increasingly relevant again, with contemporary supporters of Keynesian economics and regional policymakers calling for a ...
How Much Money Do You Need to Open an Investment Account in the Stock Market?
If your brokerage commission is $7, and you want to keep commission costs below 1%, then you'd want to make at least a $700 investment. (Technically speaking, this would be a $707 investment plus commission, for the pedants out there -- but remember ...
Brazil's Shrinking Investment-Grade Club Set to Dwindle Further
After two downgrades to junk for sovereign debt and more than 200 corporate rating cuts in 2015, Latin America's largest economy is now home to just 14 investment-grade companies. Six of those at the lowest investment grade have negative outlooks on ...
Audi Leads $28M Investment In Rental Startup Silvercar
Silvercar, a startup rethinking the auto rental experience in airports, already seems pretty tied to Audi — after all, every vehicle that Silvercar rents out is a silver Audi. Now the companies are deepening that relationship with a $28 million Series ...
'No risk' investment schemes often prove to be scams
Shaw said red flag warnings should go up any time there's an unsolicited offer of financial advice or investment possibilities. Shaw also serves as president of the North American Securities Administrators Association. A survey of other members turned ...
GM, Lyft announce $500 mln investment by automaker and strategic alliance
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4 General Motors Inc and Lyft Inc Monday announced an alliance to develop an on-demand network of autonomous vehicles as well as a $500 million investment by the automaker as part of a $1 billion fund-raising round by the ...
What Is Missing From 2016 Investment Advice? Optimism And 'Cool' Stocks
Lots of advice, but it is focused on lackluster/tepid expectations. It seems 2015's negative surprises and poor performance set the tone for 2016's outlooks. Even articles that include “bull market” in their titles restate what went wrong and end up ...
Here is Why BP plc (ADR) and Others Will Further Cut Investment in 2016
The energy group had already reduced its capital investment by $12 billion last year. Moreover, BP, which is also suffering from low crude oil prices and 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement, is planning to spend around $17-19 billion during 2017 ...
Companies' Investment Plans: From Diggers to Data Centers
There have been three great waves of corporate investment in the past two decades. First came the dotcom splurge of 1997-2001, when cash was poured into building mobile-phone networks and the internet's backbone. Then there was the emerging-market ...
Georgia program to make first investment to foster startups
The investment in TTV Capital would be the first by the Invest Georgia program, a favorite of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and the Metro Atlanta Chamber that was launched in 2013 by supporters who hope to eventually pump $100 million in state funding into ...
GM, Lyft announce $500 million investment by automaker and strategic alliance
SAN FRANCISCO General Motors Inc and Lyft Inc Monday announced an alliance to develop an on-demand network of autonomous vehicles as well as a $500 million investment by the automaker as part of a $1 billion fund-raising round by the ride-sharing ...
Santander UK to re-enter investment advice market
Santander UK is returning to the investment advice market in the latest sign of a more assertive mood in the City just three years after high street banks abandoned the sector under pressure from fines for misselling. The bank has restarted branch ...
Soros Names Burdick Investment Chief as Bessent Starts Firm
The promotion of Burdick, who has been head of the distressed debt and arbitrage groups for the past six years, marks the third time since 2000 that Soros Fund Management has chosen an internal candidate to be chief investment officer. Bessent, who ...
Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) Completes Three Recent Investment Initiatives
Systematica, led by Leda Braga, is an innovative technology-driven firm focused on the rigorous application of science and technology to the investment process and is recognized as one of the leading managed futures and systematic trading managers in ...
Soros Fund Management Taps Ted Burdick as Chief Investment Officer
Five months after George Soros's top investor said he was leaving the billionaire's firm, Soros Fund Management LLC tapped Ted Burdick as its new chief investment officer. He becomes the sixth person to handle the job since April 2000, when Stanley ...
GM's Lyft Investment Is Another Swipe at Uber
Monday marked the first time a major carmaker teamed up with a ride-sharing company, and the crown didn't go to the sector's reigning cash king, Uber. Instead, General Motors bestowed a half billion dollar investment onto Lyft, a company that, until ...
John Angelo | Investment firm leader, 74
John Angelo, 74, who cofounded Angelo, Gordon & Co. and presided 27 years over the New York investment firm's growth to $26 billion in assets under management, died Friday from cancer, according to an email statement from Michael Gordon, the firm's ...
Opinionator | An Investment Strategy to Save the Planet
Goldman created the investment fund only for New York State. But similar funds introduced in 2014 or 2015 are open to other investors, although they have not yet attracted the capital to match New York State's investment. And more are likely to come ...
Warner Center apartments are bought by an LA investment firm for $163 million
A Los Angeles investment firm has scooped up a newly constructed Warner Center apartment complex for $163 million, one of the largest deals for an L.A. County rental community in recent years. The purchase of the Millennium Woodland Hills underscores ...
Mills Fleet Farm to be sold to investment giant KKR
Family-owned Mills Fleet Farm has agreed to sell to New York-based KKR, one of the country's largest investment concerns that has holdings in various industries totaling about $100 billion. Terms of the deal, expected to be announced Tuesday, were not ...
Global investment banking fees fall 8 pct in 2015
Investment banking income was dragged down by a 13 percent decline in equity capital markets fees compared to a year ago, and an 18 percent decline in debt capital markets fees as global markets were hit by volatility sparked by global growth worries, ...
This Is The Last Safe Investment
Instead of investing in stocks, bonds, and homes, which have offered such meager and volatile returns over the past decade and a half, in our book The Last Safe Investment, we propose you should instead invest in True Wealth assets, including what we ...
Barclays is set to announce investment banking job cuts across Asia
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Barclays will announce investment banking job cuts across Asia next week, including closures in South Korea and Taiwan, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The British bank's latest cost cuts as ...
Why The Best Investment In 2016 Might Be Global Real Estate
Market consensus now has equities flat to negative in 2016. Much of it is due to rate hikes and an end of QE in the U.S. After that, China and oil are to blame for everything else. It's hard to find an equity bull except at the value funds. Bonds ...
Affiliated Managers Closes Three Major Investment Deals
Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG - Analyst Report) announced the completion of three major agreements to acquire equity stakes in Systematica Investments LP, Ivory Investment Management, L.P. and Abax Investments (Pty) Ltd. The new investment ...
Why Bitcoin Is A Long-Term Investment
One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding Bitcoin is how investing in the popular digital currency will result in overnight riches. Similar to any other type of investment, Bitcoin is a long-term plan. The day of major gains and losses in a short ...