Tools & Resources▼
| 3 Questions: Federated Strategic Value Dividend |
Nov. 15, 2016 ::
Interest rates and the stock market have changed. But the high-quality companies in our portfolio with a history of above-market dividends and dividend growth have not.
| Q&A: Self-driving cars—full speed ahead? |
Oct. 6, 2016 ::
Technology may drastically change America's car culture sooner than you think. Steve DeNicholo runs down the potential opportunities and risks.
| 3 Questions: Federated MDT |
Sept. 20, 2016 ::
Utilizing a strict bottom-up focus on individual securities helps Federated MDT strategists avoid getting caught up in macro and geopolitical noise.
| Q&A: What role do demographics play in slowing economic growth? |
Sept. 13, 2016 ::
And what if slower means smoother, with fewer bubbles, booms and busts?
| Q&A: B2B e-commerce—taking off and growing fast |
Sept. 8, 2016 ::
Retail e-commerce may get most of the ink but the business-to-business version is bigger and experiencing rapid growth.
| Market Memo: Where has all the correlation gone? |
Jun. 13, 2016 ::
Traditional statistical relationships between bonds and equities have faltered as of late.
| Q&A: Pursuing growth ahead of the curve |
May 10, 2016 ::
Continuous technological innovation keeps shaking up the business world and creating new opportunities.
| Q&A: Few positive results so far with negative rates |
May 4, 2016 ::
The jury is still out on whether negative interest rates actually help economies.
| Market Memo: Why spreads matter |
Apr. 19, 2016 ::
The financial world has plenty of jargon, but 'spreads' are a concept investors should be comfortable with to understand high-yield bonds.
| Market Memo: Oil may be range-bound for longer |
Mar. 2, 2016 ::
Efficiencies and technology continue to lower the breakeven price on shale oil. The result is a built-in price cap: as prices move up, so does supply, which acts to drive prices down again.
| Q&A: Could volatility create opportunity? |
Feb. 29, 2016 ::
A long-term focus on quality companies that historically have paid and grown dividends helps lessen concerns about inevitable swings in the market and economy, whether up or down.
| Q&A: U.S. retail lagging but consumers are upbeat |
Feb. 16, 2016 ::
The way consumers shop is changing and does not appear to be fully captured in the data.
| Q&A: Where are oil and natural gas headed? |
Jan. 13, 2016 ::
It's difficult to see oil or natural gas breaking out of their current low-price ranges. So the focus for investors should be on minimal exposure to and high-quality diversification within the asset class.
| Q&A: Emerging markets risk in 2016 |
Jan. 5, 2016 ::
Emerging markets are riding out recent troubles, but all bets are off if China falters.
| Q&A: What's going on in the high-yield market |
Dec. 14, 2015 ::
Struggles at a fund that specializes in very distressed companies rattle the market, but the fundamentals don't merit the broad-based scare.
Our observations on the elections and their potential impacts on the economy, the markets and portfolios.