Expect a Lost Decade With 0% Returns Through 2031

Investing in stocks over the next decade is going to get tough for those that simply buy and hold. That’s according to Stifel’s chief equity strategist, Barry Bannister, who foresees a lost decade for stocks. Here’s how investors should prepare for the potential of 0% returns in the US stock market through 2031, according to … Read more

It’s China vs. Walmart, latest Western brand entangled in human rights dispute

Beijing has attacked the retailer over Xinjiang, after similar moves against Intel, Adidas and H&M A New Year’s Eve salvo from Beijing accusing Walmart Inc. of “stupidity and shortsightedness” has driven home a stark challenge for Western businesses in one of their most promising markets: As governments ratchet up accusations of human-rights violations in China, … Read more

The Fed is soaking up nearly $1 trillion from market participants awash in cash and desperate for returns | Currency News | Financial and Business News

The Federal Reserve’s daily cash operations approached $1 trillion on Wednesday, as banks and other market participants drowning in cash look for somewhere to park their money. The Fed’s “reverse repo” facility, where financial institutions can deposit cash overnight, took in an all-time high of $992 billion on Wednesday, according to Fed data. Usage shot … Read more