Emerging Markets Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet

Posted by Mark Pettinga

When Mark Mobius urges caution on emerging markets, you know they’re in trouble. The septuagenarian executive chairman of Franklin Templeton’s emerging-markets group has been boosting the asset class for decades, exhorting investors to pile back in after crises and meltdowns. Now, not so much. “Things … Read More »


BlackRock Weekly Commentary – By Russ Koesterich, CFA

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Stocks Steady Down, for the Moment

After weeks of struggling, global equities stabilized last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index rose 2.08% to 1,961, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 2.05% to 16,433, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index advanced an even stronger … Read More »


U.S. Stocks Could Rally More Than 10% by Year End

Posted by Mark Pettinga

The bull has stumbled, but his run isn’t over. Despite the stock market’s first 10%-plus correction in four years, touched off last month by fresh indications of slowing growth in China’s once robust economy, Wall Street’s top strategists remain optimistic that U.S. shares will finish … Read More »