In an environment like this, investors expect companies to do whatever they can to resuscitate shrinking profit margins. Layoffs, salary freezes, the free soda in the company cafeteria – nothing is sacred, not even the 401(k) program.
After last year’s market meltdown wiped away huge chunks of their savings, more investors have decided to seek professional help. Just not from a financial adviser.
Not one to miss a trend, the ETF industry has quickly latched on to the latest: mimicking hedge fund tactics in portfolios aimed at the little guy.
Just as the Justice Department is turning up the antitrust heat on Google, the competition in Web search seems to have gotten hotter than ever.
Confused about the state of the banking crisis? About whether good banks are back, or bad banks are multiplying?
Gas prices are down by a third from a year ago, but the costs of owning a car may be heading up, courtesy of your auto insurance.
What do you want from your brokerage firm?
If people had paid attention to veteran investor Jeremy Grantham over the past two years, their investment portfolios would be looking much better than they likely are.