The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the American economy much, but that could change if the impasse drags out.
Small portfolio tweaks, emerging markets and money market funds are options — but prospects for big profits are rare.
Market veterans say that stocks are overvalued and that a downturn is overdue. The question is how messy it will be, and how investors should prepare.
President Trump has been an unabashed cheerleader of the rising stock market, saying that his policies have emboldened Wall Street and individual investors.
With the central banks of the United States and Britain raising rates, the European Central Bank turns its attention to the year ahead and how fast it should roll back stimulus.
The Federal Reserve began to reduce its bond holdings this month. Janet Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, said it is making “good progress.”