Markets en The World is in Crisis … the Markets are not <div class="field-byline"> Zachary Karabell </div> <div class="field-deck"> These events are almost always entirely noise that has little effect on the fundamentals and marginal influence on the behavior of stocks and bonds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Markets have been gyrating for the past months in the face of a wave of geopolitical crises. But the chance of any of these crises dramatically altering the behavior of markets beyond the short-term is very, very slight.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Strategies Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 640301 at <p>Israeli soldiers stand near their tank while smoke due to airstrikes and shelling rises from the Gaza Strip.</p> Copyright Andrew Burton, Getty Images Saft On Wealth: Serving Clients, Not Beating Markets <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It may be that the future of wealth management lies not in beating the market but in helping the client beat her true opponent: herself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Markets Strategies Client Relations Investment Practice Management Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:17:00 +0000 639831 at Copyright Spencer Platt, Getty Images Saft: Draghi Calls for Fiscal Help, Hears Busy Signal <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="field-deck"> Euro zone countries are not likely, any time soon, to engage in any meaningful stimulus through government spending </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It may well be a big deal that Mario Draghi is now talking fiscal stimulus, but the unlikeliness of this happening only underscores that he'll be forced to do more with monetary policy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 638521 at <p>European Central Bank President Mario Draghi</p> Copyright Sean Gallup, Getty Images Saft: Yellen as Many-Handed Policy Goddess <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Harry Truman once made a plea for a one-armed economist, being sick and tired of his advisors always saying "on the one hand this, but on the other hand something else."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:56:00 +0000 636501 at Copyright Win McNamee, Getty Images Fading Volatility Promises Long Period of Gold Stagnation <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ultra-calm trading conditions in gold are becoming self-perpetuating as a persistent lack of volatility frustrates investors seeking a return, pushing them further away from a market that analysts say could be becalmed for years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative Investments Markets Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:04:00 +0000 634461 at Korovin/iStock/Thinkstock Saft: The Problem with Jackson Hole <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="field-deck"> While the Kansas City Fed's conference has been held every August since 1978, the world only showed small interest in it until 2006 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There was a time, and I admit I miss it, when the August Jackson Hole conference of central bankers got about as much mainstream attention as a particularly well-attended chess match.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Markets Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 633211 at <p>Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen</p> Copyright Alex Wong, Getty Images Stern Advice: How to Force Yourself to Buy Low and Sell High <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Investors who wish they were better at buying low and selling high actually have a tool that can force them to do just that. It's called "rebalancing" - the practice of regularly re-allocating a portfolio so the investments in it stay in their originally intended proportions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Investment Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:59:00 +0000 629011 at Panicky U.S. Junk Bond Investors Flee Funds Despite Good Returns <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="field-deck"> Net withdrawals from U.S. junk bond mutual funds totaled a record $5.8 billion during the first week of August </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Investors fleeing the U.S. junk bond market at a record pace this summer are punishing some of the sector's best-performing funds, while some middle-of-the-pack peers are unscathed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Fixed Income Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0000 628201 at Four Reasons to Ignore Market Timing and Focus on Happiness <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="field-deck"> While money is certainly not the only ingredient for a happy and prosperous life, it can certainly smooth out a lot of the rough edges </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With global angst going up several degrees, there are myriad reasons to feel nervous about stocks. But that shouldn't compel you into timing the market - focus on your prosperity and happiness instead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Equities Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:55:00 +0000 627251 at Copyright John Moore, Getty Images Goldman Sachs Says Alternative Trading System Being Investigated <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="field-deck"> NY Attorney General probing Goldman, Morgan Stanley's dark pools </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Goldman Sachs Group Inc said it was being investigated for its U.S. alternative trading system and for the potential misuse and circulation of non-public information related to its corporate developments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal Markets Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:46:00 +0000 624531 at <p>The Goldman Sachs headquarters in Lower Manhattan.</p> Copyright Mario Tama, Getty Images