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Shrinking public markets limit the playing field for Main Street investors

Shrinking public markets limit the playing field for Main Street investors

Finance
Today's public markets, which were first designed to fill the capital-raising needs of the 19th century, are out of step with capital formation in the 21st century. It's essential to move the markets forward to provide adequate access to investment opportunity for all, and not just a few, investors. Right now, the average investor has little or no access to where the real action is. Why is this happening? Because the public capital markets continue to shrink in the Western world. In the last 20 years, the U.S. stock market has undergone an alarming ch...
Despite volatility, wealthy investors plan no money moves: CNBC survey

Despite volatility, wealthy investors plan no money moves: CNBC survey

Finance
It's hard to avoid the allure of panicky headlines when the Dow is below 23,000 and the Nasdaq has entered a bear market, but for every "record" stampede of investors into bonds and sudden flood of money into cash tracked by a Wall Street firm, there's a wealthy American making a money move that might seem even more shocking: not doing anything. The latest CNBC Millionaire Survey shows that even as volatility spiked in the period since September, wealthy Americans are not making major changes to asset-allocation models. Investors with at least $ 1 million in investable assets surveyed by CNBC in mid-November — when volatility was already high — said th...

There Is No Sign Of Santa For Investors Right Now, But Is He On His Way?

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]There are several problems with reading charts, but probably the biggest is that the message from a chart is rarely, if ever, clear-cut. Chart patterns and the conclusions we draw from them are, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder. It took me many years of working in financial markets to understand that. Every Latest Articles in
Why investors near retirement should fear the big yield curve inversion

Why investors near retirement should fear the big yield curve inversion

Finance
For sophisticated bond market investors, no three words invoke more fear and debate than "inverted yield curve." Yet many individual investors don't understand inversion and why a healthy fixed-income market is so critical to their financial well-being. With the near-800-point drop in the Dow on Tuesday being at least partially attributed to the sudden inversion of short- and longer-term Treasury yields, it is time to take notice. It shouldn't have taken this long: Articles about the risk of an inverted yield curve have been all over the place in the past year, and the overwhelming majority of those stori...
Samvat 2075 will be definitely rewarding for investors: Porinju

Samvat 2075 will be definitely rewarding for investors: Porinju

Finance
Porinju Veliyath, founder and CEO, Equity Intelligence India, feels that good times are just a question of when not if. He told ETNow that the stocks that have corrected or had a huge selloff are going to see a turnaround.Edited excerpts:What is the outlook for the markets this Diwali?So, Samvat 2075 is beginning. I think it's a good start. We are in a completely oversold markets today unlike last Diwali where we had a very highly overbought, high valuation kind of environment. Samvat 2075 is going to be definitely much rewarding for the investing community, with the new money coming in.New investors coming to equity investing are going to be well taken care of, with highly rewarding stock market going forward. At the same time, there is a lot of pessimism still in equities because of the ...