By Zhiwei Ren | December 24, 2015
The Force, for those not familiar with the Star Wars universe, is an intangible but magical power. A weapon or fighting move can become much more powerful when used in concert with the Force; a person gains superior strength and wisdom when it awakens. What is the equivalent in investing? Self-awareness and intuition.
By Jason Merrill | December 17, 2015
Warmer-than-average temperatures across the eastern half of the country are weighing heavily on energy-related commodities.
By Mark Heppenstall | December 16, 2015
The Federal Reserve increased the target federal funds rate today, ending exactly seven years of its zero interest rate policy.
By David O'Malley | December 14, 2015
Continued weakness in commodities prices, especially oil, continues to weigh on the equity and credit markets in advance of the Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting this week.
By Justin Kaplan | December 10, 2015
With the new Star Wars movie set to release on December 18, it marks a good time to consider the investment potential that Space offers. If you have been paying attention to the news, you may have seen Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s space company) had a historic spaceflight, marking the first time a rocket flew into space and was able to land safely on the ground.
By Penn Mutual Asset Management | December 3, 2015
The trading volume of the most popular fixed income Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) demonstrates a strong, increasing pattern. There are many traditional reasons for this increase in ETF popularity, but liquidity is emerging as one of the more important considerations contributing to this growth.
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