James Picerno

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The Fed Lifts Interest Rates On Outlook For Firmer Growth

16/12/2016(0)
The Federal Reserve announced an increase in interest rates yesterday, nudging its target rate up by 25 basis points to a 0.50%-to-0.75% range. The central bank’s revised economic projections ... Read More
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Most Markets Tumbled Last Week, But US Stocks Surged

15/11/2016(0)
Last week’s election of Donald Trump triggered widespread selling in global markets, based on ETF proxies representing the major asset classes. US equities bucked the trend with a strong ... Read More
emerging-markets

Emerging-Market Stocks Edge Higher As REITs Tumble

12/10/2016(0)
The major asset classes dispensed a wide range of performances last week, based on a set of proxy ETFs. Although losses dominated the five trading days through Oct. 7, ... Read More
risk management

Is Recession-Risk Monitoring Useful For Investing?

27/07/2016(0)
There’s a myth going around that tracking the business cycle is a waste of time for investors. On the surface, the reasoning sounds logical. By the time it’s clear ... Read More
emerging-markets

Emerging-Market Stocks Post First Weekly Gain Since Early April

01/06/2016(0)
Emerging-market equities rebounded last week, posting the first weekly gain since early April. The 2.8% total return for the Vanguard Emerging Market ETF (VWO) for the five trading days ... Read More
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Foreign Developed-Market Stocks In The Lead Last Week

24/05/2016(0)
Stock markets in the developed world outside the US led the major asset classes higher last week, based on a set of proxy ETFs. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ... Read More
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Is The 9-Year Drought For Value Investing History?

14/04/2016(0)
The notion that value outperforms in the long run is a staple in the financial literature, and for an obvious reason: the historical record tells us so. But the ... Read More
Business Focus

The Crystal-Ball Business For 2016: A Brief Sampling

04/01/2016(0)
It’s a new year and that means that it’s time to roll out a new round of predictions. There’s no reason to think that turning the calendar to January ... Read More
interest-rates

The Treasury Market Sees A Rate Hike Next Month… Maybe

24/11/2015(0)
Fed Chair Janet Yellen yesterday reaffirmed the case for keeping interest rates near zero percent and raising rates slowly in the future. But the Treasury market seemed to have ... Read More
USA major asset classes

US Stock Market Regained The Lead In Last Week’s Rally

26/10/2015(0)
US stocks reclaimed the top spot in last week’s performance race for the major assets classes, based on a set of proxy ETFs. The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF ... Read More
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