Droves of Investors are Missing the Bull Market—Here’s Why

In the stock market, the bull is raging on. But while plenty of investors have been reaping the benefits of one of the longest bull market in American history, a surprisingly large number of investors have missed a big chunk of the gains. “Investors always worry when stocks reach new highs or when they’ve risen […]

Yellow Vests, Brexit and Cruise Backlash: Why Carnival Can’t Catch a Break in Europe

Recession in Southern Europe. The “yellow vest” revolts in France. Citizen backlash in Venice, Barcelona and Amsterdam. Price wars in Germany. And don’t forget about Brexit. Add it all up, and Carnival Corp has a big Europe problem. The weight of the old world’s macroeconomic and geopolitical troubles helped sink the company’s full-year guidance estimates […]

When the Next Recession Hits, 4 Good Things Could Happen

Unless the GDP suddenly falls off a cliff, next month will mark the longest economic expansion U.S. history, surpassing the period from March 1991 to March 2001. Expansions don’t die of old age but eventually excesses will build in the system which will inevitably cause another economic contraction. No one knows when exactly that will […]

5 Numbers to Watch to Spot the Next Recession

In June, economists will mark the 10th anniversary of the end of the Great Recession. But even as traumatic memories of that crisis recede, investors collectively have grown more jittery in anticipation of the next one. Market volatility has soared as relatively minor economic setbacks trigger frequent, dramatic selloffs. And over the past 12 months, […]

5 Reasons Jamie Dimon Isn’t Too Worried We’ll See A Recession in 2019

Jamie Dimon released his annual letter Thursday, offering his usual update on JPMorgan Chase’s activities along with a critique of financial regulation and government policy. Reading through the letter, which runs 95 printed pages, one contrarian theme stands out: Unlike many prominent economists and executives, Dimon doesn’t see a recession coming in 2019 or soon […]

Global Markets Drop Over Worries About U.S. and European Economies

Global markets largely took a tumble on Monday, with worries about a possible U.S. recession. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was was down 3%. The Shanghai composite was off almost 2%, as was Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, with the Shenzhen composite down 0.9%. European stocks had dropped on Friday because of a batch of bad regional […]