FBI’s October Surprise Rocks Stocks

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Stocks were all set to finish a flat and uneventful week when news broke midday Friday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reviewing new evidence in connection with its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server. That sent the major indexes down almost 1% in … Read More »


Barron’s Big Money Poll: The Bulls Rule, for Now

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Based on the findings of Barron’s latest Big Money poll, stocks could go even higher from here, propelled by a stronger economy and a rotation out of high-yielding shares and into more growth-oriented issues. U.S. money managers expect the Dow Jones industrials to rally about … Read More »


Why the Bond Bulls Will Keep Running

Posted by Mark Pettinga

The fourth quarter will likely bring continued strength for bond prices, many portfolio managers say.

While the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury rose in the third quarter, its first quarterly increase this year, many investors expect any further rise in 2016 to be limited … Read More »